When a person is in a car accident, the forces by which they are thrown around is anything but smooth. Instead, their momentum continues to travel in the direction of where they were driving until the impact violently forces the person in another direction. The body gets yanked erratically and dragged into the new direction, only to be pulled back again by a sudden stop, a seat belt, or the hard surface of the opposite side of the car. Even minor car accidents can cause a painful condition known as whiplash and we at Insight Health & Wellness in Philadelphia, PA, are here to help with whiplash treatment.
Whiplash as an Injury
Soft tissue can be hurt in a car accident, straining and tearing muscle fibers or ligaments as the body is thrown around. The stretching and twisting of whiplash can take months to recover from.
Unlike what happens in an emergency room, focused on stabilizing the immediate visible injuries, chiropractic care puts attention on the entire spine and neck when looking at a potential whiplash case. Depending on where the patient indicates the pain is coming from, our chiropractor is trained to look at the broader mechanics of the body, not just where the nerves are flashing pain signals. This can help our chiropractor to find the signs of whiplash damage.
To address these sources of damage and their symptoms, our chiropractor can use treatments such as massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments. Massage therapy can help improve circulation to the injured area which can help improve healing. Chiropractic adjustments can help realign the spine to help provide pain relief and pain management.
Because the neck takes the brunt of damage as the body stays immobilized in the car seat, the neck area is impacted by hard movements in multiple directions. This can cause damage that our chiropractor can test for. He may test your range of motion, ask you about your level of pain, or do other tests to see where and how you are in pain.
Get Whiplash Chiropractic Care in Philadelphia, PA, with Us
If you've been in an auto accident and need help with pain management and recovery, we at Insight Health & Wellness are here to help. A car accident is particularly challenging to recover from, and a Philadelphia, PA, chiropractic expert can help. Call us at (215) 564-6680 to schedule an appointment. It's time to get your life back from an auto accident.