With an auto accident happening every few seconds, there are countless people who suffer collision-related injuries every year. Any part of your body can be affected by an auto accident though certain areas are more susceptible than others. Some people suffer a few bumps and bruises while others must face much more serious injuries. Regardless of the type of injury sustained in a collision, it is important for everyone involved to be evaluated by a chiropractor when physically capable of doing so.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in auto accidents. It occurs when the neck is thrust forward and then abruptly backward on impact. Whiplash typically causes inflammation and damage to the soft tissues of the upper back and neck, which may lead to stiffness, pain, limited mobility and headaches.
What other types of injuries are common car accidents?
People involved in collisions here often complain of back pain or stiffness in the body’s joints or extremities. Spinal compression, bulging discs and strained connective tissues are just a few of the injuries accident victims may face after a collision. Without chiropractic intervention, some may face a lifetime of pain and discomfort.
Why visit a chiropractor after an auto accident?
Chiropractors treat auto accident victims nearly every day. They understand the intricate balance of the musculoskeletal system and the damaging effects a collision can have on the spine, joints and soft tissues. By utilizing non-invasive techniques, a chiropractor can restore proper alignment to a patient’s body, empowering it to heal itself over time.
The doctors at Kansas City Chiropractic have extensive training and experience in treating auto accident injuries. Both Drs. McIntosh and Baalman have received their Advanced Certification in Whiplash and Brain Injury Traumatology from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego under the direction Dr. Arthur C. Croft.
Dr. Croft is one of the world’s leading scientists in this field and an award-winning speaker. He has devoted the past 26 years to research and teaching after recognizing that nearly 3 million whiplash injuries occur every year in the U.S., and that almost half of these will experience long-term or permanent pain or disability.
If you have been involved in a collision – whether recently or many months or years ago – chiropractic treatment may be able to relieve pain and symptoms associated with the accident. The sooner you seek treatment, the faster we can lead you down the road to recovery. Call our office to schedule a consultation today and learn what it means to live a pain-free life.