Chiropractic Care And Auto Accidents

What Is Whiplash?

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There's a reason why chiropractic and auto accidents go hand-in-hand. This is due to the fact that one of the most common injuries that occurs in a car accident is what's known as whiplash.

Whiplash occurs whenever the body receives sudden trauma that causes the sudden, jarring movement of the head to rapidly move forward, backward or to the side. The problem with sustaining whiplash is that it leads to the gradual destabilization of the spine which causes severe pain within several areas. Some of the effects that whiplash causes include:
* Dizziness
* Shoulder pain
* Arm pain
* Low back pain
* Reduced range of motion in the neck
* Neck pain
* Headaches
* Stiffness of the neck

What's so debilitating about the effects about whiplash is that if proper care isn't sought immediately, the effects can have a long lasting impact which can range from months to years. However, if proper chiropractic care is sough immediately after a car accident has transpired it can help to alleviate the pan that's associated with sustaining whiplash.

If you are a loved one has been in an accident, it's important to note that the physical effects of whiplash can easily go unnoticed for weeks or even months. This is because the spine gradually destabilizes after the event has occurred.

How Can Chiropractic Care Alleviate The Physical Effects Of Whiplash?

This is a common question that we encounter with a wide variety of our clients. Before we can demonstrate how our services can help to provide some well needed relief. Lets take a look at what transpires during a whiplash on a physiological level, then you'll truly understand the reason why chiropractic care and auto accidents go hand-in-hand.

When the head is unexpectedly thrown forward, backward or to the side as a result of external trauma, the ligaments in the neck and spine can become stretched or even torn. Ligaments within the head and neck are especially vulnerable to this kind of tearing. We specialize in the care of muscles, nerves, connective tissues(ligaments) and bones. As such, by utilizing our chiropractic services we can help to realign your joints and stimulate the healing of the ligaments so that they can function properly which enables your entire system to function seamlessly.

Time Is Of The Essence

However, in order for the physical effects of whiplash to be alleviated quickly, you need to seek early care. Even if the car crash appeared to be minor or if the car sustained minor damages, if you believe that you experienced whiplash be aware of the fact that the physical effects of it may take weeks to develop. But, once they do develop, they could take months to subside without proper care. By giving us the opportunity to intervene as early as possible, we can help to stimulate the healing of your ligaments and to realign your joints to facilitate a faster healing process so that the pain will subside at a much faster rate.

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Chiropractic Care And Auto Accidents


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Backsmart Health Chiropractic
5610 Bethelview Road #300A
Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 888-4288