Have you or someone you know been involved in a car accident in the Marietta,Woodstock, or Kennesaw area? Deciding where to receive the most effective and appropriate care following a car accident can be difficult and confusing. However, this is a very important decision because of the vast number of injuries that often follow collisions, many of them not immediately noticeable. Through this article, our doctors at Wood Family Chiropractic will assist you making these crucial initial decisions.
The types of injuries following car accidents varies greatly and depends on a number of things including; the speed of both cars involved in the collision, the size of the cars, the position of the headrests, bracing for impact etc. It is important to remember that the magnitude of the collision doesn’t always determine the severity of the ensuing injury. Even minor accidents have caused severe damage to the spine, nervous, and other bodily systems. One of the most common injuries involved with car accidents is whiplash, but cuts, concussions, muscular/ligament damage, broken bones, and internal injuries may also occur. People are often under the misconception that the injuries resulting from an automobile accident are always immediately noticeable or recognized within the first few days or weeks following the incident. However, the opposite is true and this idea often results in some of the most serious injuries that occur being overlooked. Therefore, if you have been in an accident it is important that you undergo a complete evaluation by our Wood Family Chiropractic doctors.
Chiropractic Care for Auto Accidents?
The impact of an automobile accident often damages multiple tissues and structures associated with the spine. This ligamentous, muscular, and osseous damage often creates an uneven pull on the spine. If these are allowed to persist and fail to receive appropriate treatment, a cascade of neurological problems may occur over the many years following the injury. This uneven pull on the spine often limits the normal motion of the back, leading to early signs of degeneration and other disease processes. Our office is equipped to address all aspects of the body through nutritional/supplemental advice, and soft adjustments of the misaligned bones throughout the body. This multi-faceted approach has been shown to be one of the most effective forms of treatment to attend to all of the various injuries occurring after car accidents.
A Final Thought
Following any automobile accident, make sure you consult with your chiropractor immediately following the accident. Our training will allow us to detect and help those injuries which are specific to car collisions. If you or someone you know has been in an accident contact our office to set up a consultation as soon as possible. Having a team on your side can make all the difference in your final treatment outcomes.