Following an auto accident, back or neck pain could be a sign of whiplash. If whiplash is not treated, it could lead to serious and debilitating complications.
Why Medication May Not Be Enough
When an accident occurs, the spine can be knocked or whipped out of alignment causing strain to the neck and back muscles. Many think that pain medication is a successful treatment method, however, medication is just a band aid to treat a condition and does not solve the underlying reason for the pain.
Seeking chiropractic care can help to treat the pressure that has built up on the tendons and nerves. A chiropractor can perform an adjustment which will align the spine, minimizing the pain felt by whiplash.
Following trauma, the body naturally tries to immobilize the injured area. A protective spasm can help to immobilize damaged joints and muscles. This is a normal healthy reaction, however, if function is not restored within 4-8 weeks, scar tissue can form and can make full recovery extremely difficult.
Treating Car Accident Injuries
Our Atlanta chiropractors approach treatment options in a multifaceted way to provide our patients with the best care possible and to promote healing in the quickest way possible.
Ice and Medications
Medications such as Advil and Motrin have proven to be effective for short term relief, however, will not solve the root of your pain. Ice is also helpful in minimizing swelling and managing pain as well.
If whiplash has taken a crash course into your life, let our Atlanta chiropractors create a treatment plan to get you on the fast track to recovery. With spinal manipulations, our chiropractors can provide you with relief from your pain and heal the injuries sustained from whiplash. Contact us today at (404) 889-8828 for an appointment.