When a car accident occurs, it can be devastating to all involved. The damage that is done not only involves cars, but can also cause damage to your body. This damage can lead to permanent damage and even death if it is not detected. Once you have a doctor check you out, consider having a chiropractor do a check as well.
Our Chiropractic Health Center of Bristol is just the place to visit, if you have recently been in an automobile accident. One of the most common injuries experienced in an auto accident is whiplash. This occurs when your head is suddenly jarred frontward, backward, or even sideways. It destabilizes the spine and causes severe pain as well as other symptoms, including blurred vision, neck pain, headaches, dizziness, a reduced range of motion in the neck, shoulder pain, arm pain, neck stiffness, and even lower back pain.
I used to be a volunteer EMT in my towns fire department. I’m acutely aware of the need for proper emergency care following an auto accident. It is essential to seek treatment as soon as possible. The effects of whiplash can cause long-term damage and pain. It may take days, weeks, and even months for major symptoms of an accident to show themselves. When a joint is jarred, it can be tested beyond its limits. Tendons and ligaments may be stretched and torn. Our team will work with you to ensure that the major parts of the body are in proper alignment and functioning properly.
The early care and treatment after a car accident can allow chiropractic treatments to restore the body by relieving pain and by making adjustments to obtain spine alignment. The techniques used involve massage and foam rollers. I may also suggest certain exercises to continue healing on your own. There are also natural supplements that may be helpful during your healing process. One of these products is called Relax Already by Stone Age Wellness. This product combines the properties of lemon balm, valerian root, chamomile flower, cramp bark, and passion flower. It works on the body as a natural muscle relaxant. It also helps with the stress and anxiety that occurs in everyday life, which may cause muscle tension. Using this product is a way to help the body heal and relax after a traumatic event, which will also help the chiropractic sessions work more effectively.
After a car accident, visiting with us is a great way to ensure that your body is cared for properly and that it is healed from any injuries as soon as possible. As a chiropractor, I can treat the injury to your neck or back without medication or surgery. The process is specialized for the patient and I will take some time to get to know you and how your injuries occurred. I will then spend some time seeing how you feel during the day and night to assess how the pain affects you personally. Ask for a consultation with me, Dr. Spitz, and I would be glad to set your mind and body at ease. Our office in Bristol, Chiropractic Health Center, is available for your chiropractic needs.