Were You Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident? A Chiropractor Can Help.

Have you been involved in a car accident? Creekwood Physiotherapy in Edmonton, AB may be able to provide you with the relief you need to begin feeling better. Our chiropractors have been trained in car accident injury recovery and have the tools to assist you in recovering from any type of motor vehicle injury.

Even if your injury occurred years ago, you might still be experiencing pain symptoms that have yet to be addressed. Contact our Edmonton, AB clinic today to make an appointment with a chiropractor. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for accident injury recovery!

Common motor vehicle accident injuries

Recovering from a car accident can be a long and difficult road. There are numerous ways a person can be injured as a result of an accident, but there are a few common ones that Creekwood Physiotherapy chiropractors treat on a daily basis.

The most serious car accident injuries are usually to the head. They have the potential to cause vision problems, skull fractures, and concussions. You may experience dizziness and headaches after a concussion.

Back pain is a common complaint following a car accident, especially when herniated discs are involved. This condition is frequently caused when a person’s vehicle is rear-ended or struck from behind. Many people do not realize they have sustained this injury until much later, but it can have long-term consequences that disrupt their daily lives.

Herniated disc pain can occur anywhere along the spine, but it is most commonly felt in the lower back. If your spinal disc cartilage is damaged in an accident, the gel-like substance that makes up your discs can break through. This herniation will put additional strain on the nerves. As a result, your lower back is in intense pain. Even minor pressure on your spinal nerves can result in numbness, weakness, and pain.

Whiplash can be excruciatingly painful and limit movement. Whiplash can be caused by a sudden movement of the neck and head in a car accident. A car accident can cause the lungs to collapse and ribs to break. When the weight of the head and spine is whipped back and forth with a fast movement, the muscles in the neck do not have time to react, resulting in strains and tears of the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and tissues.

Whiplash typically feels worse 1-2 days after the injury due to the initial shock and trauma of the accident, as inflammation sets in and tissues become swollen. This can cause headaches, pain when moving, and even numbness or tingling in the upper extremities.

While these injuries are excruciatingly painful and can have long-term consequences that are difficult to overcome on your own, the good news is that chiropractic care provides a variety of treatment options that can help you get rid of your pain once and for all.

How can chiropractic care help me?

There are many, many reasons to pursue chiropractic care after you’ve been in a car crash, as it supports the recovery process and can also prevent long-term damage, including migraines and chronic pain.

After a car accident, you may experience pain, reduced range of motion, headaches, or stiffness. Keep in mind that not all symptoms may not appear right after a car accident. When they do show up, chiropractic care can help you to keep pain symptoms at bay, improve flexibility, increase strength and recover faster.

The sooner you receive treatment after a car wreck, the better chance you’ll have at avoiding chronic pain later down the road.

When you lose mobility as a result of pain, your pain and pressure on the affected area can worsen, resulting in a vicious cycle of increased pain and decreased mobility. Chiropractic care can help to reverse this. Chiropractic adjustments help to improve mobility in the affected area, as well as reduce pain and allow for a greater range of motion.

Most people associate chiropractic care with spinal manipulation, and it is a common component of chiropractic treatment.

Precise adjustments performed by qualified professionals work to align vertebrae while increasing range of motion. These precisely applied adjustments also adjust the nerves themselves, reducing the pressure on the nerves significantly.

Don’t live with your pain any longer– contact us today!

We understand that living with pain can have a significant impact on your physical, mental, and emotional health. When it comes to treating your pain, our clinic is here to provide you with reassurance, guidance, and the highest quality of care.

Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to treat pain caused by a car accident. Call our Edmonton, AB office today to make an appointment; we can’t wait to help you feel your best again!

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