As careful as we try to be on the road, sometimes accidents just happen. When they do, your priority should always be your health and that of your family. Even if your body did not collide with your surroundings, neck or back pain can still result from the force of the impact. And since some of these injuries can linger long afterward, the guide below explains ways these longterm aches and pains can be treated.
Frequent Longterm Injuries From Car Crashes
This occurs when your neck 'whips' around more quickly than it was meant to, straining the tendons. Incredibly painful, it can also result in neck pain, stiffness, and poor range of motion. Chiropractic care and massage therapy can loosen the tendons and readjust the spine so you can move it easier.
2. Soft Tissue & Back Pain
Each wreck is different, but the blunt force can lead to damage in your nerves, ligaments, or tendons. Signs of this usually include swelling, redness, and back pain. Since this is often a soft-tissue injury, massage therapy can help soothe the ache and realign you.
3. Muscle Strain in the Neck
Muscle strains in the neck are common after a blunt impact. Sometimes drivers hit their head against the seat, window, or even the steering wheel causing scrapes on the skin and swelling of the brain. While it’s essential to visit an emergency room for immediate treatment so you can check for a concussion, overall recovery from a head injury can take a while. During that time, a chiropractor can gently help you manage the pain that stems from the neck through adjustments.
If you've been injured in an auto accident or are experiencing neck or back pain, visit the team at Valley Chiropractic Clinic in Juneau, AK. For more than 35 years, they have been providing comprehensive chiropractic care and massage therapy. Each patient can expect customized and compassionate treatment, as well as a "no wait policy" so you can recover faster. To learn more about their services, visit them online or call (907) 789-9549 to schedule an appointment today.