A car crash, even a “minor” one, can be a huge disruption in your life and can cause months of pain and disability. With proper treatment, however, you can be back to your normal activities much faster and reduce the chances of chronic problems.
One of the first things to remember after an auto injury is to stay active. When injured, the body tenses the muscles and creates inflammation around the injured area to “guard” the injury from further harm.
Unfortunately, this protective mechanism can cause problems down the road. If left untreated, the “guarded” area will lose motion and flexibility. This can result in reduced function and premature degeneration of the discs in your neck and back.
Chiropractic care introduced shortly after an accident can help significantly by carefully targeting the injured segments of your spine and increasing mobility in those areas. By combining chiropractic with home exercises, we can get you back on the road to health!
If you have been in a car crash, download our Automobile Accident Checklist and call us today for an appointment!
Does little to no vehicle damage mean no injury after an accident?
A common misconception formulated is that the amount of vehicle crash damage due to a collision offers a direct correlation to the degree of occupant injury.
Wrong . . .
In fact, researchers have specifically looked at this problem, and have found that there is no relationship at all between the amount of damage a car received in a crash and the amount of occupant injury.
Will I be able to return to work?
The primary goals of care include: pain relief, spine correction, and rehabilitation. However, a very close secondary goal includes early return to work.
Our office works closely and cooperatively with both you and your employer to get you back to work. Most patients are able to return to work without complication, others require a work transition beginning with a few restrictions and limited hours. We will remain diligent in our efforts to restore your life to a pre-accident.
If you follow our recommendations on home management, keep your appointments, and comply with your first restrictions, you have a very good chance of returning to work in a very short time.