Posted on 04-28-2017
Car accidents are jarring. Not only do they add stress to your life, but they can also cause serious injuries. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you probably have many questions and may be uncertain about where to seek treatment. When considering who to see, you will want to keep a chiropractor at the top of your list.
For serious injuries such as a head trauma or internal bleeding, you will of course want to seek out emergency medical help. But, for other injuries caused by a car accident, receiving treatment from your Dr. Melissa Maher is the first step you should take.
Chiropractors specialize in treating many of the most common automobile accident-related injuries. These can include whiplash, back pain, and even hidden injuries that are not revealed until weeks or sometimes months later. Chiropractors are able to detect these hidden injuries. They are trained to perform neurological and orthopedic tests to evaluate signs of injury that your other medical practitioners might miss.
Here’s a list of hidden injuries caused by automobile accidents that could lead to health problems down the road:
- Structural damage
- Soft tissue damage
- Damage to joints
- Deteriorated nerve function
- Weakened muscle strength
- Lack of range of motion
For those who immediately experience symptoms from a car accident-related injury, Dr. Melissa Maher can provide the proper care needed for the fastest recovery. Pain in your neck, back, shoulders, or arms may be a sign that you have suffered from whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a sudden, harsh movement of the head is sustained forward, backward, or to the side. Are you experiencing dizziness, blurred vision, or headaches? These could be signs that you have suffered from whiplash and should seek chiropractic treatment as soon as possible.
It is crucial that you receive chiropractic care immediately after an automobile accident. Allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can cause long-term pain. Early care and treatment results in proper recovery and faster relief.
Schedule your visit today to help your body recover from any car accident-related injuries you are suffering from!
Dr. Melissa A. Maher
Acupuncture Certified Chiropractic Physician