Common Auto Accident Injuries
posted: Mar. 07, 2019.
Are you dealing with injuries from a car accident? Chiropractic care can help.
We know just how scary it can be to be involved in a car accident. Luckily, you walked away without so much as a scratch. Unfortunately, some injuries don’t always show up right away. Perhaps the next day you woke up with a painful neck or your back is stiff. If this is happening to you, our Tampa, FL, chiropractors Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz and Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo may be able to help.
Auto Accident Injuries that Benefit from Chiropractic Care
While our Tampa, FL, chiropractic specialists won’t be able to treat all accident-related injuries, there is a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and symptoms that could benefit from what we can offer. These injuries include,
- Whiplash (neck injury)
- Back pain
- Soft-tissue injuries (e.g. muscles; ligaments; tendons)
- Emotional injuries (e.g. anxiety; stress)
The two most common complaints are neck and back pain. Whiplash results in the sudden jerking of the neck, which can injure soft tissue. Whiplash often results in pain and stiffness, as well as limited range of motion. Pain may get worse if left untreated so it’s important to talk to one of our specialists to find out if chiropractic care could improve your whiplash.
While it might not be surprising to hear that chiropractic care is able to improve your physical injuries you may be surprised to learn that it can also tackle emotional injuries, as well.
Spinal manipulation, or chiropractic adjustments can promote a sense of calm and relaxation, which can reduce stress and anxiety. If you are feeling anxious after your car accident (and we can understand why you might be feeling this way), getting regular chiropractic adjustments could improve your emotional and mental wellbeing as well as your physical health.
Chiropractic Treatment of Auto Injuries
The treatment plan we will map out for you will depend on the type and severity of your injuries. Our goal is to provide you with the proper care you need to avoid taking medication, which will only mask the pain but not treat the source.
Through treatments like regular spinal manipulation, rehabilitative exercises, ultrasound or electrical stimulation, we can improve pain, soreness and stiffness while restoring full function and mobility to the musculoskeletal system as a whole.
Are you dealing with musculoskeletal injuries due to a car or occupational incident? If so, find out how we can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, today.