When you’ve been involved in a car accident, you are in a stressful situation with emotional feelings like fear, anger, or shock, as well as physical injuries from the impact of the accident. You may be in a great deal of pain, or perhaps you believe you escaped without injuries.
If your injuries are serious you should proceed immediately by ambulance to the hospital. Even if you don’t think you were injured, it is important to have a qualified provider examine you, because not all injuries are immediately obvious, according to Dr. Jeremiah Carlson, the chiropractic specialist at Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture. Dr. Carlson has helped many patients recover from their injuries after auto accidents.
The Importance of Chiropractic Care After Injury
Chiropractic care is the treatment of the back, spine, neck, tissues, muscles, and nerves of the body. Physical injury in a car or motorcycle accident often involves the neck, back, nerves, and other trauma to the body. Your chiropractic care provider specializes in detecting any problems, including micro-tears and other injuries you might not be able to see.
Auto Accident Injuries Do Not Always Manifest Immediately
If you suffer a broken arm or leg, you are immediately aware you need treatment. Did you know that other injuries might not show up for hours, or even days, after your auto accident?
Common Injuries with Delayed Symptoms:
- Back injuries
- Micro tears
Why Chiropractic Care Is Important After An Automobile Accident
Chiropractic treatments strive to reduce pain and discomfort. For example, soft tissue injuries, without proper treatment, might cause you pain, and over time, scar tissue can develop.
Spinal adjustments help restore the range of motion. Chiropractic treatments also reduce inflammation.
Chiropractic manipulations are non-surgical and non-invasive. The exact details of an individualized plan for treatment will depend on the extent of your injuries but normally include a combination of spinal manipulations, physical therapy, and exercise.
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Visit Your Chiropractic Care Provider
If you are involved in an auto accident, contact Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture today. Chiropractic treatment reduces the time necessary to heal, prevents complications, and focuses on restoring your body to a state of complete health.
Dr. Jeremiah Carlson is a licensed chiropractor serving the Jacksonville community. Dr. Carlson has been improving Jacksonville’s health for over 15 years. As a chiropractor with experience, Dr. Carlson is committed to finding the proper diagnosis while promoting optimal health and well-being of his patients. Following diagnosis he will evaluate for misalignments in the spine and then use chiropractic manipulation to correct them. Correcting spinal misalignments can reduce joint pain, relax spasmed muscles and calm overactive nerves. Dr. Carlson’s approach is to create balance between the joints, muscles and nerves to reduce or eliminate pain.