Relief from Car Accident Injuries and Whiplash
Motor vehicle accidents can take a major toll on the body, even if no scrapes, cuts or bruises are visible. Internal trauma such as soft tissue injuries can often be just as painful and can involve a significant recovery process. Pain from car accidents can sometimes be felt immediately or it can take a few days to become noticeable. It is important after a car accident that you undergo a chiropractic assessment to identify injuries or issues that may have resulted from the car accident. Dr. Allan Ettenson can provide chiropractic services to provide the relief from your injuries.
Whiplash occurs most often in car accidents when the body experiences a sudden whipping or jerking motion to the head or neck. It can also occur from a fall or blow to the head. This motion then causes the head and neck to recoil sharply in the opposite direction. Whiplash can result in a number of other injuries including pinched nerves, torn ligaments, broken bones or injury to your spinal cord. Some of the symptoms you may experience after a whiplash injury is as follows:
- Swelling or tenderness in the neck
- Sore throat or trouble swallowing
- General achiness
- Shoulder or arm pain
- Jaw problems
- Visual disturbance
It is best to have these symptoms assessed by a chiropractor as soon as possible. Though pain may decrease on its own, this does not ensure that proper healing has occurred. Late or insufficient treatment can lead to chronic spinal abnormalities. Chiropractic treatment can help to heal the affected areas after a whiplash injury. Contact Dr. Allan Ettenson to schedule your assessment. Your car insurance with cover the cost of treatment related to your accident.