Auto Accident Injury FAQs
If you have been in a car accident, you may need help managing your body's pain and damage. It is essential to seek treatment after an accident, so pain and discomfort do not worsen. Visiting our team can alleviate back and spinal injuries associated with your accident. Do not put your health at risk. Contact us at Stillwell Family Chiropractic and Massage in Kent after your auto accident, so we can conduct a physical exam and appropriately treat your injury as soon as possible.
What Is a Whiplash Injury?
A common injury from a car accident is whiplash. Whiplash is a condition caused by forces violently whipping the head back and forth. The severity of whiplash depends on other vehicles' angle and speed when they hit your car. Our whiplash traumatology provides patients with quality relief from pain and discomfort.
Why do I Need to See an Auto Accident Chiropractor?
You may not even realize you have an auto accident injury until weeks or even months after the event when chronic pain starts to take over your life. You may not even remember the fender bender that caused the misalignment in your spine that set off a series of events that cause your chronic pain, stiffness, and immobility. Our chiropractor can diagnose the underlying cause of your symptoms and give you effective, non-invasive, and holistic treatment.
Why Is There a Delay in Symptoms from an Auto Accident Injury?
The answer to the mystery of delayed effects of auto accident injury is inflammation. Even a 2 mile per hour crash can injure the muscles in your neck. Tiny tears in the muscle have to be removed for your neck muscles to heal. The process of inflammation that removes injured tissue can take weeks or even a few months.
As inflamed neck muscles swell, they tug directly on the bones of your cervical spine, pulling them out of alignment. Then your neck bones can pinch a nerve or cause you to experience an array of symptoms ranging from headaches that seem to wrap around your head to jaw issues to blurry vision to arm pain, all due to the swelling of muscles in your neck. These symptoms can persist after the muscles in your neck have healed if your spine has been affected.
What Can a Chiropractor Do for an Auto Accident Injury That Other Doctors Can't?
Our chiropractor will help you achieve symptom relief by treating the underlying cause of your symptoms. You won't just be given a prescription for pain relievers and told you need surgery, or you can just hope it goes away. Our chiropractor acts to correct the damage caused by auto accident injury effectively so that you can go back to living pain-free.
Contact Us for Auto Accident Injury Treatment in Kent
Our team at Stillwell Family Chiropractic and Massage is here to provide the chiropractic care you need to recover from auto accident injury. Contact us at (253) 839-2225 or request your appointment online to see how we can help. We are committed to providing the health care our patients need to achieve optimal wellness.