If you have been a victim of a motor vehicle accident, you are well aware of how painful your back and neck can become. When accidents occur the back and neck pain is a result from the traumatic nature of the accident and therefore causes a chemical inflammation pathway to become activated that doesn’t go away as quickly as one would like.
Treating Car Accident Injuries
After years of working with our Greater Atlanta patients, our Atlanta chiropractors have been treating back and neck pain from car accidents, it is our experience that you don’t know the true damage an accident has caused for well over a month. Unfortunately, many patients feel worse before they feel better and that is due to the fact that your body produces inflammatory chemicals for nearly 4-6 weeks following the accident.
Of course our team would love for you to see us, but we suggest walking and ice for relief from symptoms. The ice will provide a reduction to the inflammation from the injury as well as providing relief from the pain. Walking will stimulate your body and produce natural pain killers as well as keeping you limber and flexible. Our natural reaction is to want to curl up into a ball and hope the pain goes away on its own but this is the worst thing you can possibly as this will cause your body to become stiff and result in more pain.
Customized Chiropractic Treatment For Each Patient
Our team of chiropractors will decide what spinal adjustments, exercises, stretches or taping methods are best for your treatment plan. We will also be able to determine if future imaging is required or if you will need a referral to another specialist.
When you are involved in an accident and have been cleared of broken bones, contact our Atlanta chiropractor team for a consultation. Prolonging a visit, could result in more pain. Please reach out to us for any questions you may have and we will work with you to create the best treatment plan that fits your individual needs. Call us today at (404) 889-8828!