Auto Accident Injuries and Recovery
Getting in an auto accident can be devasting for you and your wallet. Depending on the type of accident, injuries can be severe and require a long recovery period. Many doctors will prescribe powerful pain medications to treat the pain stemming from your auto accident and some of these medications have unpleasant side effects or may be addictive. Chiropractors are trained to deal with many auto accident injuries and can often reduce the recovery time. At Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage in Vancouver, we’re here to help you recover from your auto accident injuries.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
The most common auto accident injury is whiplash. Whiplash can occur during an accident as slow as 10MPH. Whiplash can cause severe pain in the neck and upper back and cause pounding headaches.
Joint pain and inflammation are very common in auto accident injuries as well. When an accident occurs, your body can be slammed against the door or steering wheel, causing pain and swelling.
Broken bones are unfortunately a reality in the aftermath of a crash. The most common bones broken during an accident are in the arms, legs, hands, and ribs. The severity of the injury may not be known until after the swelling has gone down.
Injuries That May Not Be Immediately Apparent
A person is likely to suffer from herniated discs after an auto accident but may not feel pain from it until a few days later while doing something normal such as sitting down or standing up. Headaches, often as the result of whiplash, can occur days after an auto accident. These headaches can be caused by sore or tensed up muscles or can be caused by the stress of dealing with the accident.
How A Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractors are trained to help people recover quickly from auto accidents. A chiropractor can perform specific adjustments on your lower back to relieve pain stemming from a herniated disc. Other adjustments are tailored to your specific injury and can relieve whiplash and muscle strains. Depending on the injury, it may take multiple adjustments over a series of weeks to fully recover from the accident. The chiropractor treats the pain at the source and not just the symptoms, leading to a quicker recovery. Our chiropractic care is drug-free thus eliminating the risk of addiction and side effects.
Auto Accident Injury Treatment in Vancouver, WA
If you or someone close to you has suffered painful injuries resulting from an auto accident, call Davis Family Chiropractic and Massage today at (360) 823-2225 to schedule a consultation. An auto accident can cause a lot of stress in your life, if we can help take away that pain and stress, then we’ve done our job. Call us today!