Auto accidents are considered traumatic events that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Even a vehicle going under 5MPH can cause harmful impact and serious injury. Although symptoms might not emerge immediately, it is best to always get an exam as soon after an accident as possible. Watch this video to get an idea of some of the things you or a loved one might experience after an accident.

Auto Accident Injuries

Injuries from car crashes are a common occurrence. The pain of whiplash and other related injuries is an area of expertise for Midtown Clinic, and we’re here to help you.

Often, people rely on painkillers in the aftermath of an incident, but while this can be a necessary short-term remedy, it is essential to seek out appropriate treatment for musculoskeletal injuries. Failing to address such injuries can lead to long-term pain and future difficulties.

While surgeons and physicians exist to help with many types of injury, chiropractors are typically the most helpful in treating auto-related injuries. Modern car crash injuries tend to be soft tissue related, thanks to the impressive safety design of most cars, which prevents more severe injuries. However, no amount of airbags and roll-cages can stop the force of a crash from being transferred into the passengers’ bodies. This force results in whiplash, compression fractures, sprains and strains, and ligament and muscle tears.

At Midtown Clinic, we are well versed in working with clients who have suffered injuries behind the wheel. We know what we’re looking for and the most common root causes of the problems our clients suffer. We use a range of state-of-the-art techniques from which we build a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

For example, whiplash injuries result from the head being thrown forward and back at the moment of impact. Much of the pain from this injury is felt in the soft tissues and ligaments. This results in pain that can take many months to resolve itself if left untreated, but there can be long-term underlying issues that go unnoticed, such as displacement of the vertebra, which, if left untreated, can cause lifelong problems.

X-rays are, therefore, the best tool for diagnosing this type of neck and spine damage and are a typical starting point from which we can then discuss treatment options.

Auto-Accident-Injuries

Typical treatments include massage and sports therapy for soft tissue injuries, while treatment of the spine itself is carried out through careful chiropractic sessions, a process of diagnosing and manipulating misalignments.

Working with an experienced auto injury chiropractor can help reduce scar tissue within your muscles. Scar tissue can leave you feeling stiff and uncomfortable. By targeting damage, we can break apart scar tissue, allowing a quicker healing process. By working to correct the alignment of your joints, especially those of your spine, we can ensure that any rigidity is resolved and any lost mobility caused by the incident is treated.

Always seek advice after any trauma to your neck or spine, regardless of how hard the automobile impact may have been, as neck and back pain can take time to materialize and is always best treated early.

For the best chiropractor in West Palm Beach, Florida, get in touch with Midtown Clinic of Chiropractic.

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