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Posted on 05-31-2017
Atlanta chiropractic care is essential after an auto accident, even if you do not feel pain or other symptoms immediately after the car crash.
There were 55,833 vehicle accidents causing 14,373 injuries in Atlanta in 2014, according to Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. While serious injuries send thousands of patients to the emergency department each year, many people refuse medical care because they feel no symptoms or only minor symptoms.
Chiropractic treatment can help those who experience minor symptoms, such as muscle strain or misaligned joints, immediately after a vehicle crash. A chiropractor can also provide treatment for symptoms that develop hours or days after a car accident, as whiplash can sometimes do.
Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, arm pain, numbness or tingling, inflammation, headaches, nausea, dizziness, lack of concentration, feeling unfocused, depression, anxiety, TMJ or jaw pain, and mid or lower back pain.
Symptoms of soft injury tissues may also take hours or days to develop.
Atlanta chiropractic care can help reduce discomfort from whiplash and soft tissue injuries, and promote healing after an auto accident. Chiropractic care can even help optimize healing for patients released from the hospital or recovering from surgery associated with a car accident.
Effective chiropractic care begins with a comprehensive evaluation that includes an examination of your neck and back. Many aches and pains associated with car crashes are the result of trauma that pulls the bones of your spine out of position. Misaligned bones of the spine, known as vertebrae, can press against nerves to send pain signals to your brain. The misaligned bones can also stretch the muscles of your neck, shoulders and back, causing widespread pain.
Chiropractic treatments may include spinal adjustments that gently push misaligned vertebrae back into position. Adjustments reduce tension on muscles and alleviate pressure on nerves to reduce pain and discomfort. Other treatments provided by our chiropractor can ease muscle spasms, stimulate circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
Treatment may occur in three phases: pain relief, corrective care, and wellness. The pain relief phase focuses on alleviating discomfort. The corrective care stage helps muscles and body tissues heal completely to prevent further damage. The wellness phase helps you stay at optimal health.
If you have been in an auto accident, call Senft Chiropractic of Atlanta. Our chiropractor has the training and expertise you need to reduce discomfort associated with the trauma of the car crash and speed healing. Senft Chiropractic of Atlanta is conveniently located at 2987 Clairmont Rd #105 in Atlanta, GA. Make your appointment today.
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