Car accidents are always an event that no one expects to happen. Whether it is a fender bender, or getting rear ended on the highway, it is an issue that no one takes lightly. The event of the accident can cause serious issues that may or may not pop up right away. Some effects of car accidents can be pain in the neck, upper back, and lower back from the collision factor, or some can describe it as a "whiplash" factor. A whiplash is described as a neck injury due to a forceful, rapid back and forth movement of the neck". 

     Most people will feel the effect of the whiplash/injury anywhere from instantly after the event to a few weeks later. It is a delayed effect that the body feels when experiencing any injury for inflammation and pain to settle in. There are some solutions when it comes to helping with injuries. One form of care when it comes to car accidents/injury prevention is Chiropractic care has been shown to help improve mobility, spinal function, and pain relief when it comes to car accidents. A great thing about chiropractic care is that they focus on the body's biomechanics when it comes to adjustments to help with pain so the patient can not worry and rely on taking pain medications to relieve pain so the body can heal naturally. 

     Chiropractic care also has been shown to shorten the car accident injury time frame. One study has shown that most people that deal with whiplash injury will heal within 6 to 18 months depending on the person. With chiropractic care, whiplash injuries can heal at a much faster rate, and within 1 to 2 months of care, pain symptoms significantly decrease and body function improves. 

   Here at West End Chiropractic, our goal is to make sure that patients live a healthy lifestyle and optimize their bodies. Car accidents are a serious issue, and the longer you wait, the more of a chance that other issues can add up later in life. So it is best to see a chiropractor and get the issues and pain fixed before it gets worse. To make an appointment with us at West End Chiropractic, click on this link and fill in the information on our intake form.

     You can also give us a call at 952-500-8477 to set an appointment with us. We want to make sure that you get scheduled to get you to a healthier way of life! We will be more than happy to help you!