If you have been in a car accident, you may need help managing the pain and damage to your body. It’s important to seek treatment after an accident, so the pain and discomfort does not worsen. Visiting a chiropractor can alleviate back and spinal injuries associated with your accident. Don’t put your health at risk. Call our office, Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture, after your auto accident, so we can conduct a physical exam and treat your injury as soon as possible.
A common injury from a car accident is whiplash. Whiplash is condition caused by forces violently whip the head back and forth. The severity of whiplash depends on the angle and speed of the other vehicle when they hit your car.
Car accidents can severely injure your spine, including herniated and bulging discs. Sudden impacts can push the discs out of alignment and can even cause a rupture to the disc. This leads to the gel inside the disc to leak out and cause nerve pain. Your back is the center where nerves, muscles, and ligaments come together and can easily be injured in a car accident leading to severe pain and limited motion. Sudden jerking movements and impact can cause fractures in the spine and the facet joints.
Chest injuries can occur when hitting the steering wheel on impact. This can lead to broken ribs, internal damage, and sore muscles. Chiropractic care can help alleviate pain or discomfort in any of these parts of the body. Come in for a consultation to see how our team can help you recover.
Head and Back Pain
Head injuries are also common to form from a collision. Injuries to the cervical spine often do not show up until days or weeks after the accident. Even if you think you are fine post-collision, it’s important to still get checked by a doctor. If you are experiencing pain, see our chiropractor as soon as possible to receive natural treatment that does not involve any drugs or surgery.
Injuries to your spine may include a herniated disc or damage to your spinal cord. When you injure your spine, you may feel numbness, tingling, or weakness in your limbs and other areas of the body. We can order X-rays or MRIs to assess and better understand your injured spine. Chiropractic care immediately after an accident can alleviate pain and help speed up the healing process.
Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injury
At Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Sheridan, we use manipulation and adjustments to help with pain and inflammation in your spine, neck, and extremities. Also, our chiropractic treatment reduces nerve irritability and can relieve pinched nerves. We offer a wide range of treatment plans including acupuncture, physical therapy, and even nutrition services. Contact us today to see how we can help.