Car Accident Injuries Care

Quite often, auto accident victims assume that if they have sought emergency medical treatment immediately following their accident, there is nothing else they ought to do. However, emergency medical treatment is a preliminary step, which requires follow up.

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What is the importance of chiropractic care after a car accident?

woman involved in car accident holding neck in pain.The reality is many injuries from a car accident may not show symptoms right way. Musculoskeletal injuries most often associated with car accidents are slow to manifest, so you may not notice immediate signs of discomfort. In fact, it takes only a 4-mph crash impact to damage ligaments in the human body. Musculoskeletal pain affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. In addition to the pain, other effects can include fatigue and sleep disturbances, so after your emergency visit you want to be sure to seek a followup assessment with a car accident chiropractor experienced in auto accident injury treatment.

Friends and Family Health Centers are specialists in automobile injury chiropractic treatment. Birmingham, Alabama Chiropractors Dr. John Palmer or Dr. Belinda Palmer will discuss the details of the accident with you, inquire about any symptoms and/or chronic or acute pain you may be experiencing post-accident, conduct a comprehensive examination, discuss a treatment plan, and begin said plain straightaway in order to achieve lasting results.

Some common automobile accident injuries and/or symptoms you may experience:

  • Back Pain
  • Concussions
  • Facial pain
  • Fatigue
  • Hand pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Nerve damage (numbness, tingling)
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist pain

Whiplash is the most common automobile accident injury, so let’s discuss it briefly.

man with apparent whiplash auto accident injuryWhiplash is the term most people have heard, but the more technical name is cervical acceleration deceleration syndrome (CAD). The symptoms affect people in many ways, primarily due to factors such as impact, force, type of vehicle, the position of your body during the car accident impact, etc.

Car accident whiplash is characterized by a group of symptoms, such as:

  • Back and neck stiffness
  • Headaches which emit from the back of neck
  • Neck pain
  • Pains in the back that can travel to the arms
  • Trigger points (tight areas located within muscle tissue that can causes pain in other parts of the body) in the neck, back, etc.

As you can see, whiplash resulting from an auto accident can result in many symptoms and injuries which can sometimes be dormant. This why it is imperative not to procrastinate, but rather to get treatment promptly.

Don’t procrastinate when it comes to car accident injury treatment

Auto accident chiropractic care can be the difference between you getting back to living a normal life after an auto accident or remaining in pain. The Birmingham Chiropractor team at Friends and Family Health Centers offers comprehensive, patientcentered car accident chiropractic care to the neighboring areas of Birmingham, Homewood, Mountain Brook, and Vestavia, Alabama.

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