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Chiropractic Care for Auto Accidents

Have you been injured in a car accident? Are you suffering from pain from a whiplash or spinal injury?

Symptoms include neck and full spine pain, headaches or migraines, shoulder pain, fatigue, weakness in an extremity, jaw pain, and pain in the face. Many accident victims also suffer from sleep disturbances, blurred vision, irritability, dizziness, and forgetfulness.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you should visit Dr. Holland, D.C. for an immediate exam. She will examine the spine and look for soft tissue injuries that can limit a person’s range of motion, etc. Whiplash can be a silent condition, which means that symptoms may appear over time and not right away. It’s important to quickly assess the problem to prevent future problems.

Neck and back pain occurs when the force of an auto accident knocks, or “whips” the muscoskeletal system out of proper alignment. For example, a whiplash injury may occur when the force of a rear-impact accident abruptly “whips” the cervical spine backwards and forwards. Not only does the abrupt movement knock the spine out of alignment, but it also strains the neck muscles. This causes further stiffness, soreness, and pain.

Much of the physical damage and suffering resulting from accidental injuries may be avoided with chiropractic care. Chiropractors are the only professionals trained to check that trauma has not misaligned the spinal column and caused nerve-damaging vertebral subluxations. Vertebral subluxations (“stuck joints”) are spinal misalignments that upset the body balance and can cause malfunction and disease.

Residual problems may linger for months, years, or decades after an accident. There may be spasms in the neck, shoulders, legs, back, face, hands, or head upon movement or when sitting/standing for long periods. Theses are commonly referred to as “pinched nerves”.

“I feel like a walking medicine cabinet” is often heard from those who have been in serious accidents. Being drugged up all the time may deaden the pain, but does nothing towards healing. These people are often told that nothing else can be done, they will just have to live with their problems. A very important part of their healing care is missing. They have not been checked for proper spinal alignment and spinal nerve pressure that may be causing pain or other symptoms.

Chiropractic care may totally eliminate or greatly reduce problems safely, quickly, and without drugs or surgery.



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