How Can a Chiropractor Help with Auto Accident Injuries, Wilmington Delaware?

Auto Accident Injuries

Consulting a chiropractor is always a smart move after having a auto accident. Some auto accidents are major, some minor, but many leave their victims injured, sometimes for the rest of their lives.  Early care and treatment means full healing and a quick recovery.  Even a car crash that is seemingly minor with limited damage to the car itself can cause serious injury to the driver and passengers. Auto accidents injuries cause spinal mis-alignments in the body, a serious condition that distorts your structure, irritates nerves, bones, ligaments and discs and can damage your overall health.  Any auto accident, no matter how mild, can create nerve-damaging misalignments.

Delays in the onset of pain are also common.  Joint injuries in auto accidents may cause post-traumatic osteoarthritis, which is a speeding up of the arthritis process. It will develop at an earlier age than in people who have not had traumas relating to auto accidents. We treat most auto accident injuries in Wilmington, Delaware.

 

Types of Injuries due to Auto Accidents:

  • Whiplash
  • Shoulder / Neck Pain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Headaches
  • Chest pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Pain / Numbness / Tingling in Arms and Legs
  • Dizziness

 

Whiplash

There are dozens of auto accidents every day in and near Wilmington Delaware and one third of these auto accidents are rear-end collisions, and are responsible for most whiplash injuries. Whiplash occurs when a sudden, jarring movement of the head is sustained backward, forward or even to the side.  Whiplash destabilizes the spine and causes severe pain as well as other indicators:

  • Blurred Vision
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Reduced Range of Motion in the Neck
  • Arm Pain
  • Neck Stiffness
  • Low Back Pain

 

It Is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an auto accident since allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can induce long-term pain.  The seriousness of an auto accident is not always known or felt immediately following. Most people do feel pain from a auto accident within the first 72 hours, but this is not always the case. It can sometimes take weeks or months before you start feeling all your symptoms. This is why chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has been through a trauma.

 

What to Expect

Before visiting a chiropractor after an auto accident, it’s a good idea to write down and bring a summary of everything you remember about the accident to recreate the scene of the accident. The chiropractor will conduct a full inspection of your neck and back for injuries and may want to conduct an X-ray to check for fractures. After the examination a detailed report of all findings and plan for treatment will be provided.

With all of the high-traffic areas in and near Wilmington Delaware, you may find yourself the unlucky victim of an auto accident at some point. If you are involved in an auto accident, let us help you with your injuries. Schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.

 

Work Injury

Is a work-related injury limiting your ability to lead an active life?  Workers compensation injuries can affect any employee at any job, whether you are a construction worker, nurse, secretary, accountant, or any other profession, your daily work duties can lead to a variety of different injuries.  Poor posture and ergonomics can lead to herniated disks from heavy lifting, repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel, chronic neck/back pain and more.  All it takes is one misstep to lead to an injury.
Our chiropractor office is conveniently Located on Kirkwood Highway, DE. and proudly serves the people of Delaware in Wilmington, Newark, Pike Creek, Hockessin and more….