It is very common to experience injuries during a car accident. The sudden and forceful impacts can put stress and trauma on the entire body. Some of the more common accident-related injuries include:
You may not experience any symptoms of injuries for hours or even days after your accident. Not only does your body flood with adrenaline, often when your spine is pushed out of alignment, you may not notice any pain until your muscles struggle to compensate for the misalignment. In addition to physical pain and mobility issues, you also may experience symptoms like disturbed sleep, dizziness, forgetfulness, and irritability. If you are in an auto accident it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible, even if you're not experiencing any pain or immobility. Dr. Key may be able to limit or even prevent some symptoms if he is able to treat your injury immediately.
Whiplash is the most common injury sustained during a car accident. When your vehicle is rear-ended, the forceful impact jerks your head forward and backward very quickly. This movement can strain the muscles in your neck, leading to inflammation and bruising as well as cause alignment issues in your cervical vertebrae. Whiplash is characterized by pain in the neck, upper back, and shoulders as well as difficulty turning your head. Whiplash also may lead to radiant pain in your shoulders and arms or a tingling, numb sensation. If you experience any numbness or loss of strength in your arms you should seek treatment with Dr. Key immediately.
Dr. Key offers comprehensive structural chiropractic care which not only provides pain relief but also corrects any alignment and structural issues in your spine. When you see Dr. Key following an auto accident he performs a thorough examination to check your range of motion, flexibility, and strength. If he identifies any injuries or structural issues, he begins treatment, even if you're not experiencing any pain. He may provide chiropractic adjustments to address any alignment issues, massage therapy treatments to release any muscle tightness or trigger points, and guided exercises and stretches to keep the muscles relaxed and supple. With effective chiropractic treatment, you may avoid many of the painful symptoms associated with car accident injuries and the need for immobilizing treatments like neck braces.
At Key Chiropractic, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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