Have you been in a car accident recently and have since been experiencing back and/or neck pains? Any part of your body can be harmed in an auto accident, however, the neck and back are the most susceptible to injury. The neck and back are extremely sensitive to movement and force. A significant amount of force and movement will be created when your car comes into contact with another car or any solid object at moderate to high speeds.The impact will create a jerking motion, or whiplash, that will damage your spinal discs, tendons, and muscles. Damage to either your neck or back will create difficulties in your everyday life and some people experience pain for years before deciding to get proper treatment.
Other types of auto accident injuries include:
- Head and brain trauma
- Knee and shoulder damage
Experiencing Pain After a Car Accident?
It is important that you visit Dr. Ostovar at The Modern Chiropractic to get your areas of pain examined after your car accident. This way, Dr. Ostovar will be able to provide you with treatment before your pain worsens or your conditions become severe. Our professional staff will give you specialized treatment and rehabilitation based on your specific pains, injury, and overall health.
Neck & Back Injury Symptoms
The symptoms you experience will vary depending on your auto accident. Some of these symptoms will occur immediately after your accident while other symptoms will not show until days after. Nevertheless, we advise anyone who is experiencing these symptoms to give The Modern Chiropractic a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ostovar and his caring staff.
These symptoms include:
- Neck & back stiffness
- Decreased range of motion
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating
- Inability to lift heavy objects
What is Whiplash?
Most auto accidents will cause your body to experience a jerking motion where the ligaments that support your spine and protect it from excessive movement are torn. This is called a whiplash and means that you have strained your neck or back beyond their normal limits. At The Modern Chiropractic, we recommend that anyone who has been in an auto accident seek treatment with Dr. Ostovar, especially if you experienced whiplash in your accident. Chiropractic treatment has helped numerous whiplash patients find pain relief and get back to their daily lives. A study published in Injury: International Journal of the Care of the Injured, found that 26 out of 28 patients who had whiplash were benefited from chiropractic care that included treatment such as spinal manipulation, stretching, and cryotherapy.