Category: Treatments

Chiropractic Care for Whiplash

Chiropractic Care After an Accident

After being involved in an auto accident, you may not have any visible injuries but you can develop still have some serious physical problems in your neck and back from the crash.  You may simply shrug them off as just being stiff or sore, but spinal and neck injuries like whiplash are still serious and shouldn’t be ignored.  It may take days or in some cases weeks after the accident for the symptoms to worsen, you should still see your chiropractor as soon as possible after being involved in a car accident.  Immediate chiropractic care can prevent year of discomfort or chronic pain.

I Feel Okay After the Accident

Immediately after an accident your body is fueled by adrenaline and you have other concerns on your mind, dealing with police, calling tow trucks and dealing with insurance.  Once you get home and the adrenaline wears off this is when the pain begins to flare up.  If you have any injuries such as whiplash, spinal misalignment trying to carry out normal routines without treatment can cause the pain to become much worse over time.  Chiropractors use state of the art equipment, x-rays and manual examinations of your head, neck and shoulders to determine the extent of your injuries and get you started on the proper course of treatment.  Yes, dealing with paperwork and all the mundane things that accompany an accident but nothing is more important than your health.

Is Seeing a Chiropractor Necessary After a Car Accident?

Oftentimes after an accident you’ll first see EMTs followed by an emergency room doctor; they will look for the obvious like broken bones or head injuries.  Even if you feel you don’t need a doctor and are released at the scene, you may still end up with stiffness, bumps and bruises from the seat belt or steering wheel, along with some pain in your back and neck from whiplash.  All of these conditions can cause spinal misalignment and that in turn leads to spinal compression (subluxations) or herniated discs.  A Calgary chiropractor is trained to spot these types of injuries and treat them right away.  Unfortunately most first responders, though highly qualified are not trained to spot these issues.

How Do I Get Chiropractic Care After a Crash?

If you have recently been in a car accident in or near Calgary and are worried about having an injury like whiplash, then contact a Calgary chiropractor for an assessment.  The doctor can take x-rays and do a complete to see what if any injuries you may have sustained in your accident.  It’s important to protect your health and your spine, in most cases it’s also covered by your insurance.

If you’re still concerned here’s exactly what happens during your assessment: