Auto accidents cause a significant amount of trauma to the spine and neck. Getting prompt treatment for these injuries is the key to fully recovering from them.
Patients in Tempe, Arizona who have been in a car or truck accident need to contact Dr. Colby Giles of Luxxey Chiropractic for prompt, effective treatment for their injuries so that they can get back on the road to healing quickly.
What kind of injuries to the spine and neck occur after a car accident?
When someone is involved in an auto accident, the body is jerked forward and back quickly, and the spine and neck take the brunt of this trauma. This can lead to subluxations and whiplash. Subluxations lead to pain and numbness, while whiplash can cause shoulder pain, severe headaches, and severe neck pain.
Dr. Giles at Luxxey Chiropractic can help with both of these problems. Spinal subluxations respond well to chiropractic adjustments, restoring mobility and function while reducing pain. Whiplash also responds well to adjustments, and in fact treating whiplash without putting the neck back into alignment sets a patient up for future problems and recurring pain. Dr. Giles restores mobility and alignment to the neck. This, combined with a period of rest, significantly speeds a patient’s healing from a whiplash injury.
What are the signs that a patient needs to see a chiropractor after a car accident?
All patients should see a chiropractor after a car accident because spinal and neck injuries can sometimes take a while to show up. However, some signs indicate a pressing need for chiropractic care. These include:
Patients who are experiencing these symptoms need to make an appointment with Luxxey Chiropractic right away for a complete evaluation.
What should a patient do if injured in an auto accident?
Patients injured in a car accident need to contact their auto insurance right away to report the accident. Then, they need to schedule an evaluation with Luxxey Chiropractic. The sooner the evaluation is scheduled, the more quickly they can begin treatment and get insurance coverage for that treatment, if applicable.
Can auto accident injuries heal without a chiropractor?
No, most motor vehicle accident injuries can’t heal without the help of a chiropractor. In fact, if left untreated, most of these injuries will get worse over time, and because the problem wasn’t addressed right after the accident, the injured party may not be able to get insurance coverage for treatment. That’s why making an appointment with Luxxey Chiropractic right after the injury is so important.