Per our last blog, we discussed the common question, “is Chiropractic care right for me?” Well, one of the other main reasons individuals will decide to seek the care of a Chiropractor is due to chronic or acute injury. One of the most common and painful neck injuries is Whiplash. Whiplash occurs typically when a person is in a car accident. It is also common in sports-related activities as well, but can be treated ot minimize discomfort in the neck.
One of the biggest challenges that individuals do not comprehend when dealing with neck and back pain is timing. It is often that a condition of whiplash or back and neck related pains does not manifest itself for several days or weeks after a car accident. It may take a long amount of time for the soft tissues, muscles, bones, and tendons in the neck to signal the body that they are our of alignmnent and need chiropractic care.
As a St. Louis Chiropractor, we can provide assistance to patients who have been involved in car accidents or have auto accident injuries. Even though the symptoms may not be showing, a chiropractor can provide a full examination of the spinal cord and give a proper evaluation to see if pain is likely to occur as a result of the car accident. More than often, there will be some type of strain or misalignment in the spinal cord. This evaluation will help the doctor begin treatment before the symptoms begin. This will help decrease recovery time and help avoid development of chronic conditions.
The care of chiropractic is a safe medical practice and is effective on numerous people around the world. It helps relieve symptoms of whiplash and neck pain that inflame the nervous system and cause musculoskeletal issues.
If you are looking to get relief from a car accident injury, whiplash, or any neck pain related to an auto accident or sports injury, then contact Dr. Adam Elsey, a chiropractor in Florissant and Hazelwood, Missouri. Dr. Adam Elsey is experienced with treating many types of car related injuries and musculoskeletal pain. Call Dr. Elsey at (314) 731-4201