If you've recently been in a car accident that resulted in an injury, it can be hard to move forward with your daily activities. At Vitality Spine and Health in Broomfield, our chiropractic care staff is here to help you recover from your auto accident injury.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Some car accident injuries, such as cuts, scrapes, and broken bones, are immediately visible as soon as an accident occurs. These injuries can be treated quickly by emergency staff. Other injuries, however, are not so obvious. These injuries can linger after an accident, and are often misdiagnosed.
Common auto accident injuries include:
- Whiplash. Whiplash is a condition that results from the tendons, muscles, and soft tissue of the neck and upper spine stretching beyond their limits. Symptoms of whiplash include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, mood changes, headache, migraine, and neck pain.
- Concussion. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that can have serious consequences, especially if more than one concussion has been sustained. Symptoms of a concussion can include headaches, seeing spots, brief loss of consciousness, and a lapse in memory just before the incident.
- Herniated or bulging disc. In between each of the vertebrae in the spine is a small, soft disc that cushions the vertebrae. When intense pressure (such as that of a car accident) is placed on the spine, it can cause the soft material to create a bulge, or even a tear, in the tough exterior of the disc. Symptoms of herniated and bulging discs include back pain, limb pain, difficulty standing up straight, and numbness in the limbs.
Chiropractic Care after an Auto Accident Injury
When you come in for your first appointment after your auto accident injury, our chiropractor will talk with you to fully understand your symptoms. From there, we'll develop a treatment plan specific to your injuries. For many of our auto accident injury patients, treatment includes spinal adjustment, massage, hot and cold therapy, and corrective exercise. At each of your appointments, we'll check in with you to find out how you're progressing, and make adjustments as necessary.
Even if you aren't yet experiencing symptoms from your car accident, it's important to see a chiropractor. Many car accident injuries do not show symptoms until 2-3 days after the accident occurs.
Call Our Broomfield Chiropractor
If you've been in a car accident and think that you may be suffering from whiplash or another injury, it's important that you see a chiropractor right away, even if you aren't yet experiencing symptoms. Call our Broomfield chiropractor at Vitality Spine and Health today at (720) 508-3982. We look forward to helping you recover from your accident.