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If you were just involved in an auto accident, don’t be surprised if you don’t feel too much pain right away. Between the shock and adrenaline of the accident, it can sometimes be weeks before pain manifests.
Once it does, though, time is of the essence. It’s possible for a mild car accident injury to become chronic if you don’t receive care for it.
Here’s everything you should do in the hours and days after your accident.
With most car accident injuries, the sudden force is what causes damage to the body. The soft tissue and muscles may be stretched violently, which is known as a whiplash injury. With whiplash, the shoulders, back, and/or neck are often affected.
Bones may be fractured or broken almost anywhere in the body in an auto accident. If the head is injured, at the very least, you may get more frequent headaches. At worst, you could have a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion. This is considered very serious and requires immediate medical attention.
If you have whiplash, you may have the following symptoms:
Immediately after an auto accident, it’s best to go to the hospital and have a doctor assess your injuries. As mentioned, you may be injured beyond your realization but don’t feel any pain yet.
Once you exit the hospital, you should set up an appointment with a chiropractor for treatment for your whiplash injury or other car accident injury. Through chiropractic techniques like spinal decompressions, manipulations, and adjustments, you can resume a pain-free lifestyle.
These chiropractic techniques can realign the spine, trigger soft tissue healing, and ease pressure in the back, neck, or shoulders for less pain associated with whiplash. By combining chiropractic treatment with massage therapy or physical therapy, many patients may have a significant decrease in their pain levels.
If you’re based in Pawleys Island and you have a whiplash injury, come to us at Strand Spine Institute. Our car accident chiropractor specializes in treating back and neck pain from auto accidents.Our services are spinal decompressions, K-laser therapy, wellness programs, massage therapy, nutritional advice, and chiropractic care like manipulations and adjustments.
We’re led by Dr. Neil Fico, who also works out of Myrtle Beach. To book an appointment today, give us a call at 843-979-2273 or visit us at Strand Spine Institute on 12465 Ocean Highway.
$99 Initial Consultation Exam &
Spinal Decompression Trial Treatment*
$49 Initial Laser Consultation and 1st Treatment*
*Cannot be combined with insurance