Auto accidents can be a terrifying experience when serious, but even the most minor car accidents contain the prospect of bodily damage, sometimes undetected until well after the accident actually occurred. The damage to passengers is not always in direct correlation to the damage to the car. Car accident victims can experience obvious pain and symptoms such as muscle stiffness and/or spasm, neck pain, headache, numbness and/or tingling, back pain, sleeping difficulty, irritability, memory loss, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and more. Just because you have no physical complaints at all, the possibility of injury from an auto accident still remains. Contact your Ormond Beach chiropractor if you simply do not feel like yourself after your accident.
One danger to be aware of is the occurrence of post-traumatic osteoarthritis that can flare up months later. Osteoarthritis has the potential to cause the discs in your spine to degenerate or form scar tissue, leading to chronic stiffness and movement problems. Chiropractic care will investigate this with a detailed evaluation, X-rays, specific adjustments. If caught in the early stages, inflammation of the body can be reduced and scar tissue can has the potential be minimized.
Other known ailments of an injury from an auto accident can include whiplash; sprains/strains; seatbelt trauma; shoulder, neck, leg, arm, or lower back pain; dizziness, numbness, or vertigo; or headaches. If the unthinkable happens and you have been in an auto accident, seek a doctor such as your Ormond Beach chiropractor who is trained in the biomechanics of the human body. We treat these injuries almost every day and our eye is trained to know what to look for in terms of structural damage. Our evaluation of auto accident victims includes referrals to other health care providers if needed.