A car accident can have a big impact in your life, in more ways than one. Between the initial shock of the crash, ensuring all passengers are safe and sound, the scramble to get insurance information, to finding a new car, your own needs may not come to the front of your mind. You may not even realize you’ve been hurt in a car crash until days later, when the adrenaline has lowered and you take time to notice your needs and your body.
If you have recently been in a car accident, here are three top signs you should look into Chiropractic Treatment After a Car Accident:
Even if you don’t feel pain, if your body is stiff and hard to move, that’s a sign something is wrong. During a car crash, your body can take a beating, even if it’s a relatively slow speed incident. The act of getting thrown around by another car unexpectedly can cause whiplash, and it may not be noticeable right away.
If whiplash is left untreated you might end up in severe pain weeks or months later, long after your case has closed with your insurance company. If left untreated, whiplash can continue to cause pain for years, so it is a good idea to check it out while it is still only stiffness.
Joints are a common point of injury in a car crash. It could be your ankles or knees getting knocked about, or a wrist or elbow getting jarred on the steering wheel. If any of your joints feel numb or painful, they should definitely be looked at.
Even if you don’t think that joint was involved, it is still possible to get an injury from the car accident in an odd way—such as when a nerve gets pinched from being thrown around. Your Chiropractor can help put your joints back into alignment, relieving numbness or pain.
Injuries often go hand in hand with inflammation in your body. Inflammation is the result of your body’s effort to heal a wound. Although it is a necessary part of the response, it’s both a sign that your body is injured, and a problem of its own that needs to be dealt with.
Long term, inflammation isn’t good for the body. Even though in this case it is a sign of the body doing it’s just, speeding up the treatment of sore muscles and ligaments is best for the long term health of your body.
Your Chiropractor can help reduce inflammation by stretching out sore muscles and ligaments, and helping to speed healing to injured sites.
If you are experiencing at least one of these symptoms, it’s a good idea to see your Chiropractor right away. These signs all point to an injury that needs to be dealt with, and all of them can be improved through the assistance of high quality chiropractic care. Reach out to All Health Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment. We have two convenient Cleveland, Ohio area locations to serve you.