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When to Consider Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injuries

A distressed young man holds his neck in pain in front of two collided cars on a sunny day, indicating he might be experiencing whiplash or other car accident injuries.

If you’re experiencing pain, stiffness, or other symptoms following a car accident, chiropractic care can help. Learn just how, as well as the benefits to expect.

A car accident can change your well-being in the flash of a minute. While some accidents allow you to walk away with little more than a mildly damaged car and emotional stress, others cause injuries that profoundly impact your daily life. 

Regardless of the intensity of your car accident injuries, getting proper treatment can go a long way toward ensuring your long-term health and wellness. Chiropractic care is one valuable option to consider. 

Our team at Physicians Group, an auto accident clinic with over 20 locations throughout Florida and Minnesota, includes several on-staff chiropractors to help you experience the relief and healing you need. 

Let’s delve into chiropractic care for car accident injuries, including benefits and what to expect. 

Common car accident injuries

Car accidents can cause injuries to almost any area of your body, with severities that range from mild to debilitatingly severe. Some of the most common auto accident injuries include fractures, strains and strains, traumatic brain injuries, dislocated joints, and whiplash.  

You can also develop a herniated disc if the force of the crash causes vertebrae to push into the spinal canal and becomes compressed, adding strain to your spinal cord. 

Whiplash is likely if your head and neck were suddenly jolted during a fender bender or full-on wreck. Symptoms usually unfold within 24 hours and may include head, neck, or back pain, dizziness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. 

How chiropractic care can help

Our chiropractors at Physicians Group treat a host of musculoskeletal issues brought on by car accident injuries, including:

Your treatment will involve the following:

  • A holistic, hands-on approach.
  • Using manual therapies such as spinal manipulation.
  • Traction.
  • Therapeutic massage.

Benefits of your treatment may include:

  • Reduced pain, stiffness, and inflammation
  • Reduced scar tissue
  • Improved range of motion

Chiropractic care also brings the advantage of a lower risk of side effects and complications compared to invasive treatments like surgery. And as your range of motion improves and your pain reduces, you may be better able to participate in other healing treatments, such as physical therapy.  

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your provider may recommend therapeutic injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound therapy, radiofrequency neurolysis, or regenerative medicine. Along the way, we’ll monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan if needed. 

To learn more about chiropractic care for car accident injuries or get the care you need, call one of our offices or book an appointment through our website today.

To learn more about car accident care or get started with the treatment you need, call one of our offices or book an appointment through our website today.