About 2.35 million people are injured in an auto accident every year in the United States. Even small fender benders can result in pain and dysfunction, and no matter how large or small a road incident is, these can be highly stressful experiences. Columbus chiropractor Dr. David Johnson is honored to help people recover after an auto accident, and is proud to rely on his extensive experience in natural holistic healing to guide his patients' own bodies back to health.
Car accidents expose the human body to quite a lot of unique and high energy forces or even blunt trauma. This can lead to a variety of injuries, including:
This common syndrome causes damage to the cervical spine and shoulders. Rapid acceleration/deceleration forces cause the neck to "whip" back and forth as the head continues to move, while the body is stopped by a restraint as the car undergoes a sudden stop or change in direction. Symptoms include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, jaw pain, ringing in the ears, poor sleep, shoulder pain, and numbness/tingling in the arms and hands.
Pain anywhere along the back is to be expected following a car crash. Vertebral joints can be jolted out of place, muscles can spasm, and stiffness and dysfunction can occur.
The small yet strong muscles around your shoulders can easily become bruised or torn due to the pressure of a seat belt doing its job to restrain you. This can lead to swelling, pain, stiffness, and even nerve damage.
Auto injury treatment from a doctor of chiropractic includes natural and whole-body healing methods, like spinal adjustments, corrective exercises, and soft tissue mobilization. These can resolve your pain, swelling, inflammation, joint misalignment, and nerve damage without a reliance on drugs or invasive procedures.
In certain cases, it can take days or weeks for you to even notice your auto injury. Pain and other symptoms may be masked by certain hormones that become elevated during a time of trauma, and it can take time until these hormones return to their normal resting levels. It's this reason why consulting with a chiropractor as soon as possible following your road accident is a wise idea, even if you feel like nothing is wrong. Doing so could help you avoid a small problem from becoming worse and prevent dysfunction before it even begins.
Have you recently been in a car accident? Don't delay it--request an initial consultation with our chiropractor in Columbus. To get your road to recovery started or to learn more about our comprehensive chiropractic care services, call Health First Family Chiropractic today at 706-576-9844.
I have benefited tremendously from the chiropractic care I received from Dr. Johnson.
- John / Columbus, GA
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