If you have been in a car accident you owe it to yourself to address the real reasons you still in pain. Prescription painkillers can provide immediate pain relief, but they are not a long term solution. If you are still feeling the effects of an accident don’t simply try to cover up the symptoms, let us help you find and begin correcting the root of the problem.
Typically in car accidents back and neck injuries occur because the force of the accident whips the musculoskeletal system out of alignment. This has a very direct effect on your day to day life. Though people often try to “wait it out” or “push through the pain” they are ignoring their body’s alarm system. What you are feeling after an accident is a way that your body is letting you know that things aren’t right.
Sometimes people make the mistake of assuming that since they don’t see physical damage that there isn’t any damage. You may or may have visible injuries following an accident, but you may have internal problems such as blood vessel damage, joint damage, ruptured ligaments, even fractures. Ignoring these can lead to bigger, or chronic, issues down the road.
Soft tissue injury is the most common type of injury from a car accident. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury in the upper back and neck. The most common symptom of whiplash is neck pain, the second most common are headaches. Chronic headaches are not likely to go away on their own, sometimes people have these symptoms years after the accident. Chiropractic massage can help to immediately reverse and relieve the pain in these muscles.
Sometimes people grow so accustomed to the pain that they don’t associate it with an accident that may have happened years ago, they are living with pain that can be treated! Dr. Elsey can often tell when a person has been in an accident years ago because of the premature degeneration of a spine because it was left untreated. Don’t ignore a problem that can be resolved.
Chiropractic adjustments address the underlying problems. We can bring alignment back to the spine, help to bring back full range of motion, and relieve pressure on muscles and nerves. We can treat both acute and chronic pain. Feel free to contact our office to learn more about what we can do for you!