Auto accidents are, unfortunately, one of the most common causes of pain and injuries we treat at Myshka Chiropractic.
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Even crashes that cause minimal damage to vehicles can result in injuries like whiplash, neck pain, back pain, shoulder injuries, herniated discs, and headaches. Chiropractic care is often the most effective way to get back on the road to recovery following a vehicle accident.
Don’t Make this Mistake after a Car Accident!
When you are involved in a car accident, your body is immediately filled with a rush of adrenaline. No one wakes up in the morning anticipating a crash, so when it happens, it’s a shock to your system. While you are busy assessing vehicle damage and exchanging insurance information—and going through all of the emotions—the adrenaline running through your body keeps you from noticing pain or injuries.
It is not uncommon for people to be completely unaware that they’ve endured an injury for hours, or even days following auto accidents. One of the biggest mistakes people make is failing to seek medical care immediately following a car crash. Yet, inevitably, they often wake up the next day with aches and pains that can get progressively worse over time.
Why Do Injuries from Auto Accidents Get Worse?
Left untreated, injuries from auto accidents can turn into chronic pain. The back, shoulder, and/or neck injuries you experience during a car accident often feel worse over time. That’s because they lead to inflammation of the soft tissues and ligaments around the injury.
It is not uncommon, too, for people to compensate for an injury by avoiding the use of painful joints. For example, you may avoid turning your head if your neck hurts from whiplash or other neck injury, or you may avoid lifting your arm if you’ve injured a shoulder or are experiencing back pain. This compensation puts unnatural strain on the spine and ligaments, and can make the pain worse.
The most important thing you can do for yourself is to seek medical attention from a chiropractor early so that you don’t make your injury worse. Dr. Susan Myshka is trained and experienced in treating car accident injuries and the associated pain.
After 34 years, we at Myshka Chiropractic are very skilled at walking you through the Insurance/ Lawyer matrix. You are not alone, we can help!