It is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an automobile accident since allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can induce long-term pain. The seriousness of the physical effects of an accident is not always known or felt immediately following the incident. It can take days, weeks or even months for major symptoms to show up, which is why chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has been through a trauma.
Common whiplash symptoms include headaches, neck pain, and loss of motion. The reason it can take a few days to feel the symptoms is because it can take time for the inflammation from the tiny tears in the injured ligaments and muscles to build up and aggravate you.
The doctors are highly skilled and trained in the detection and correction of skeletal and soft tissue damage cause by accidents.
If left untreated, these underlying injuries can lead to chronic pain, poor posture, muscle tension/spasm and osteoarthritis. Don’t mask the pain with medications; seek chiropractic care to fix the cause of the pain.
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