Did you know there is an average of 16,438 car accidents PER DAY in the United States? If you’ve recently contributed to that number, here are a few things you should know as you determine your best treatment options:
Car accident injuries need to be treated, whether the accident was your fault or not
Accidents that occur as slow as 5 miles per hour can cause whiplash symptoms
Whiplash symptoms can take several days to weeks to fully manifest
It’s easy to think that whiplash is not that big of a deal because the pain, stiffness, and soreness usually resolve on their own in a few weeks. But take note: whiplash injuries can alter the structure of your spine for the rest of your life!
Whiplash is an injury to both muscles and ligaments in your spine. Those tissues stretch and tear because of the head whipping from impact which causes pain and instability in the joints. If left to heal on their own, the ligaments will lock the spine into positions of misalignment that put negative pressure on the nervous system, causing chronic pain.
The first instinct for a lot of people who have been in a car accident is to go to the emergency room or urgent care for medications. While those medications help to mask the pain and tightness, they are only covering up the symptoms and do not actually help with the healing process.
Seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible following the accident will help to align the spine properly throughout the healing process so the muscles and ligaments heal with the spine in the best alignment, thus reducing the prevalence of chronic pain. Chiropractic care can also help restore the curvatures in the spine that give it the strength to combat daily wear and tear.
If you are in an accident and wondering “Is there a car accident chiropractor near me?” look no further than Stark Chiropractic and Sports. Dr. Stark is ready and waiting to help you with your recovery.
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Visiting a Sports Chiropractor instead of a traditional chiropractor is a great idea for athletes and beginners alike. Sports chiropractic is specifically aimed at the treatment and prevention of injuries in sports, in addition to managing everyday aches and pains. If you’re just starting a workout plan after a long period of inactivity, schedule a consultation with Dr. Stark for an evaluation and guidance so you can workout with confidence and direction.
Dr. Stark is a Sports Chiropractor and a certified EMT in North Houston.
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