Many people think that injuries caused by car accidents happen only in serious auto accidents, but the truth is that even minor fender-benders can cause injury to both drivers and their passengers. Low-impact car accidents are far more commonplace and can cause injuries to the head, neck, and spine. If you have recently been in an accident, then please contact Wellspring Health in Orange City to learn what we offer, and schedule your free consultation.
How Low-Impact Car Accidents Cause Injury
Vehicles are built to withstand damage, but even with modern safety measures, this does not mean they provide adequate protection against personal injury. In minor accidents, when safety mechanisms do not deploy, the entire force of the crash is transferred to the occupants of the vehicle. This transfer of force can cause whiplash and other related injuries to the spine and neck as the body is forced rapidly in one direction and then retracts in the opposite direction.
Left untreated, injuries to the spine and neck can devolve into chronic conditions that cause lingering, unabated pain and discomfort, not only in the back and the neck but elsewhere in the body too. It’s not uncommon for conditions like headaches, tingling in the extremities, and reduced range of motion to originate in the spinal column.
Chiropractic Intervention Corrects Underlying Musculoskeletal Issues
Examination by a chiropractor can correct any spinal subluxations (vertebral misalignments) that can occur in a car accident. This early detection and treatment help to reduce pain and discomfort and reposition the spine to its optimal alignment. When the spine is properly aligned, tissue swelling and inflammation decrease, muscles experience less strain, and there is less stress placed on ligaments and joints. Any one of these situations could cause lingering pain and become a chronic condition.
Chiropractic care addresses the root cause of the pain or dysfunction. The traditional medical approach is often to wait and see or to mask the symptoms with pain relievers. At Wellspring Health in Orange City, we know that the sooner we can help you to feel and move more normally, the better. Chiropractic adjustments reduce both the risk of a minor injury evolving into chronic pain and the risk of developing a reliance on painkillers.
Schedule a Chiropractic Adjustment
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and are still feeling pain or discomfort, or you feel like your body just isn’t moving quite the way it used to, then contact Wellspring Health in Orange City to schedule your evaluation. There is no time limit on injuries, as they can appear suddenly, come and go, or not appear until weeks or even months after the accident. If you are experiencing pain, then it’s time to get the root of the problem. Contact us today, and schedule your complimentary consultation.