The neck and back injuries caused by an auto accident can become chronic problems if left untreated. Due to the amount of time motorists spend in their vehicles daily, auto accidents are bound to happen. When vehicles do collide, the drivers and passengers are likely to suffer injuries, regardless of the extent of vehicle damage.
Whiplash to the neck is an especially serious consequence of auto accidents. In a whiplash injury, the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and nerves of the spine may be damaged. Research shows that the following symptoms are most common – neck pain, neck stiffness, trapezious pain, headaches, pain between the shoulders, back pain, numbness and tingling, extremity weakness, dizziness, light headedness, face pain, TMJ disorders, hearing problems, vertigo, eye problems, problems with swallowing and hoarseness.
Experiments and research have also shown that on relatively low speed collisions, significant soft tissue injury to muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and nerves can result. Due to the fact that chiropractic focuses on restoring normal joint motion, alignment and soft tissue healing, long-term problems associated with whiplash are minimized.
If you or someone you know has recently been involved in a car accident, or are still suffering from problems caused years ago in an accident, you will get help that you need through chiropractic care.