Every year, an average of six million auto accidents occur, unfortunately leading to millions of tragic outcomes and various injuries. If you or a loved one has sustained an auto accident injury, our team at Chiropractic Centers of Dr. Nicholas Campanella and Dr. Joseph Olivacz – your chiropractors in Havre de Grace and Bel Air – is here to help.
What are the most common auto accident injuries?
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in an auto accident. This occurs when the force of the crash causes the head to move back and forth rapidly, tearing the soft tissues in the neck, leading to neck pain, tension, headaches, difficulty concentrating and sleeping, and more. Other common injuries include misalignment, herniated discs, sprains and strains, and shoulder injuries.
Do I need to see a chiropractor if I’ve already seen my doctor?
Even if you’ve already received emergency and regular medical attention, a visit to a chiropractor is still in order. Hospitals focus on life-saving care, and doctors focus on general health. Your chiropractor focuses on issues throughout the musculoskeletal system, which can impact your everyday life and overall health.
I don’t feel any pain. Why do I need to see a chiropractor?
Auto accident injury symptoms don’t immediately show up. For the first several hours and days, shock can keep you numb to pain. And sometimes, you might not feel any pain until you move a certain way or complete a specific activity weeks later. A chiropractor can detect and treat issues that you aren’t even aware of – ideally before they start to wreak havoc on your life.
How can a chiropractor help with an auto accident injury?
When you sustain an auto accident injury, chiropractic care is one of the safest and most effective ways to recover. Through chiropractic adjustments, decompression therapy, soft tissue therapy, corrective exercises, and other techniques, the injured site is empowered to heal naturally. The exact combination of treatment techniques will depend on your specific condition. With cases such as whiplash, addressing inflammation, tension, and stiffness will take place prior to treating other injuries to ensure optimal comfort.
Find Auto Accident Injury Relief
If you’re suffering from an auto accident injury, let our team at Chiropractic Centers of Dr. Nicholas Campanella and Dr. Joseph Olivacz help. You can schedule an appointment at our North Park Chiropractic Center office by calling (410) 893-8339 or at our Havre de Grace Chiropractic Center office by calling (410) 939-4488.