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Chiropractor Can Relieve Pain from Car Accidents

Posted: September 24, 2015
By: Dr Beth Cooper

See Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park area chiropractor for your pain.

Car accidents can cause all types of hidden injuries, including back and neck pain, extremity pain, headaches and whiplash. If you have been in a car accident recently, you should schedule an examination with Dr. Beth Cooper of Sunshine Chiropractic.

Many of the hidden injuries in car accidents do not show up for days or weeks after the incident and delaying treatment can increase your recovery time.

When most people think of car accidents, they think of lacerations, broken bones and internal and facial injuries that require surgery and stitches. The vast majority of car accidents are at relatively low speeds and do not produce any visible injuries. Instead, the injuries are in the form of back and neck pain, herniated discs and whiplash as well as strains and sprains from the impact and tensing the body.

Whiplash is by far the most common injury reported after a car accident, but it can also occur when an individual falls or during contact sports. It causes severe headaches, dizziness, upper back, shoulder and neck pain and loss of range of motion in the neck.

Herniated discs can happen when the spine is put under pressure or jarred, which can happen during a car accident. Muscle pulls and sprains and strains are also common during vehicle accidents and can cause moderate to severe back and neck pain.

These injuries typically do not get better with time. Instead, the pain, discomfort and headaches only increase in severity.

How long should you wait to see a chiropractor after a car accident?

It is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an automobile accident since allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can induce long-term pain. The seriousness of the physical effects of an accident is not always known or felt immediately following. It can take days, weeks or even months for major symptoms to show up, which is why immediate chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has been through a trauma.

Early care and treatment means full healing and recovery is realized. Even a car crash that is seemingly minor with limited damage to the car itself can cause serious injury to the driver and passengers. Chiropractic treatments are the right step toward restoring the body. They relieve pain, make necessary adjustments to spine alignment and may include massage or other techniques.

Contact Sunshine Chiropractic in Ft. Lauderdale to relieve your pain.

Sunshine Chiropractic’s mission is to adjust, to educate the world about the healing process, to restore benefits of chiropractic, and to remove nerve interference in the body. 

At Sunshine Chiropractic we treat car accident injury including whiplash, back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines.  Dr. Beth Cooper and her staff will help you with pain management and rehabilitation to recover from car accident injury.  

Contact Sunshine Chiropractic today at (954) 390-1818 for more information to see how you can benefit from their personalized services designed to fit your specific chiropractic needs!  Or, you can request an appointment by completing and submitting the appointment request form.