At North Miami Beach Chiropractic, patients can focus on what is really important – life – because we help by managing not only the physical pain and mental stress of an auto accident injury, but also by assisting with the paperwork when dealing with insurance companies. If you have been involved in an auto accident, our chiropractor encourages you to schedule an appointment right away. Whiplash and other auto accident injuries result from even minor accidents. Symptoms do not appear right away. Diagnosis and immediate treatment, however, are paramount to preventing more severe symptoms and for the purpose of insurance documentation.
Auto Injuries, Their Symptoms, and How Chiropractic Can Help
Auto accidents – even the smallest of fender benders – lead to major health problems. Whiplash can occur at speeds as low as five miles per hour, which would like only scratch or dent your vehicle. The trouble with auto accident injuries is that whiplash symptoms typically do not present themselves until several days, weeks, or sometimes even months after an accident, when scar tissue has already formed. Seeking chiropractic treatment immediately following an accident will ensure successful treatment.
When whiplash occurs, the neck hyperextends and hyper flexes in a whip-like motion. This stretches soft tissues like tendons and muscles past their normal, healthy range of motion. Whiplash, if left untreated, leads to neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, headaches and migraines, dizziness, numbness, and tingling. It can even cause fatigue, insomnia, and in some cases depression.
Chiropractic treatment will ensure soft tissues in the neck heal properly and help to prevent the formation of scar tissue. We work with each individual patient using a wellness plan designed just for them. With gentle treatment, most patients suffering from an auto accident injury report immediate relief from present symptoms.