Auto accidents can be a dramatic and life-changing event. Whether you’ve experienced a major collision or a minor fender bender, the physical effects caused by an auto accident can persist long after the event. Even if you are able to walk away from an auto accident without broken bones or other severe injuries, you have probably still experienced some level of injury. Though they may not be easy to detect, injuries to the spine or soft tissue may have occurred as a result of the collision.
At Bomberg Chiropractic, we can treat injuries to the spine and soft tissue caused by auto accidents. No matter how minor your accident may have seemed, you should have your spine examined to rule out injury. Dr. Bomberg has many years of experience treating injuries from auto accidents, and will make the treatment process simple and stress free. Our staff can also work with your insurance company if needed.
What To Do Following An Auto Accident.
If you’ve recently experienced an auto accident, it’s important to have your spine and soft tissue examined for possible injury. Even if your accident was minor, or you aren’t experiencing any symptoms, an injury may have occurred. While you may feel fine initially, you may start to notice pain or discomfort later on. By seeking professional care right away, you’ll be able to receive immediate treatment for any injuries you may have experienced. You’ll also have a documented history of your injuries that may be needed for insurance purposes.
What Symptoms Should I Watch Out For?
Depending on the severity of your auto accident, the symptoms you experience may be difficult to detect. Immediately following the accident, you may not even notice any problems at all. However, as time goes on, you may start noticing pain or discomfort that wasn’t there before. By having a chiropractor examine you right after an accident, you can detect subtle injuries and begin treatment before they progress. If you decided to wait to seek treatment, and are now starting to notice symptoms, it’s not too late. Here are some of the most common symptoms that arise following an auto accident:
- Headaches. Headaches are one of the most common complaints we see from victims of auto accidents. While headaches can be a symptom of a major injury, they are most commonly caused by injury to the muscles and ligaments of the spine. By treating the supporting structures of the spine, your chiropractor can help relieve the pain caused by headaches.
- Neck pain. Neck pain is a common injury following an auto accident, and it can also be the most disruptive when you try to resume your normal routine. Often, neck pain is the result of an injury to the tissues in your neck. These tissue injuries cannot be detected using equipment such as MRIs, but can be diagnosed through palpation of the area by your chiropractor.
- Low back pain. Whiplash from auto accidents can injure more than just your neck. Low back pain is actually incredibly common. Even though your lower back does not typically experience the same amount of distress as your neck during a collision, compression due to whiplash can lead to low back pain.
No matter how minor your auto accident may seem, it’s important to seek chiropractic care as soon as possible. By taking a proactive approach, you can identify and treat any existing injuries and prevent them from becoming more debilitating. Beyond treating your injuries, we will also carefully document them for insurance purposes.
Whether you’ve recently experienced an auto accident, or need treatment for injuries resulting from a previous accident, Dr. Bomberg can help. He will provide you with a thorough examination and personalized treatment plan to help you feel your best.