The experience of being involved in a car wreck can be quite terrifying. Individuals react differently, irrespective of the severity of the accident. Some persons may find it difficult to focus at that instant while others may have their minds flooded with concerns and fears.
Aside from the mental and psychological trauma that may be experienced during a car accident, some individuals may suffer physical damage that may not be visible for several days. Going from one speed to another in a millisecond simply causes damage.
Symptoms associated with physical injuries from car accidents. For this reason, you need to rule out an emergency. If you feel you or a friend or family member are in an emergency situation, get to the hospital ASAP! If you can rule out an emergency situation, call the chiropractor first!
Car accident victim can develop headaches several days after the accident. Headaches may be a sign of more severe issues such as neck or head injury or a severe concussion.
Shoulder or neck pain/stiffness
Whiplash is a common type of car injury that is accompanied by pain in the shoulder and neck. It occurs due to rear-end car collisions moving at various speeds. There is no speed threshold. In fact, you can even suffer whiplash symptoms with a crash at speeds as low as 5mph! You may require the help of a professional chiropractor to diagnose and treat symptoms associated with whiplash.
Injury to the ligaments, muscles, damage vertebrae, nerves in the back may be responsible for back pain after an accident. More than half of the impact collisions from the rear end of a car may result in low back pain. Neck and back pain is said to develop in about three-quarters of all crashes from side-impact according to one source.
Swelling or Abdominal pain
Swelling & inflammation may occur due to a high, or low impacts on different parts of the body. As mentioned, in a crash, you are literally going from one speed to another in a millisecond. There WILL be tiny micro tears in the tissues. Swelling, pain, and inflammation can all be the unfortunate consequences.
Numbness may be a result of a whiplash injury, which is also referred to as whiplash associated disorder. It is often accompanied by a loss of feeling in arms or neck. Damage to the spinal column may be a reason for the loss of sensation or numbness in the affected area.
Other symptoms of car injury include:
- Changes in physical or personality function
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Chest injuries
- Cuts and scrapes
Chiropractic treatment for car wreck injuries using massage therapy
Chiropractors in Amarillo make use of different treatment methods to treat injuries associated with car injuries. We shall, however, look at how chiropractors use massage therapy in treating car wreck injuries.
Benefits of a Chiropractic & Massage Visit
Chiropractic combined with massage therapy is a critical treatment method used by Amarillo chiropractors in treating patients who may have developed whiplash injuries and other injuries affecting the joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and even the spinal cord after a car injury.
The benefits of chiropractic & massage therapy after a car accident include the following:
- Restoration and improvement of proper movement and function
- Relief of neck, shoulder, upper back, and lower back pain
- It provides relaxation and promotes a general wellness state.
- Provides relief for the muscles, joints, and nerves
- Helps in reducing inflammation and numbness
- Promotes quick recovery from accident induced pain
How we can help
If you are suffering from pain from car wreck injuries and you just don’t have the time or energy, then you might want to consider us. We are one of the best chiropractors in Amarillo, and our compassionate team will not only help you with the best and most effective chiropractic adjustment, but we can also provide you with knowledge on how to take control of your health.
Our lead chiropractor, Dr. Jeff Williams, DC, FIANM, is a specialist in orthopedics, has an advanced certification in whiplash biomechanics and traumatology, and is Fellowship-trained and a member of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.
Experience and education matter.