In the moments immediately after an auto accident, you may feel a sense of relief if you appear to suffer no bodily injury from the accident. Unfortunately, Oxford Rehabilitation Clinic often treats people in Philadelphia who do not experience actual symptoms of their injuries, such as neck pain, headache, migraine, and whiplash until days, weeks, and even months after their accidents. We recommend you seek chiropractic care for a car accident injury as quickly as possible after any accident, even if you do not yet believe you’ve suffered an injury. Here are a few FAQs that might help you with your decision to seek chiropractic care after an auto accident.
What is whiplash and how do I know if I have it?
A crash doesn’t have to be a high-speed high-impact crash to cause whiplash. Even accidents at low speeds and with low impacts can cause the rapid forward and backward motion that ultimately causes whiplash. Common symptoms of whiplash include the following:
- Headache Pain
- Neck pain
Fortunately, chiropractic treatment can help you find relief from the headache pain and other symptoms caused by whiplash.
Is whiplash the only auto accident injury chiropractic care can help relieve?
While whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries chiropractors care for, it is far from the only condition we treat. Chiropractic care can help treat sore muscles, chronic migraine headaches, herniated discs, and countless other injuries related to auto accidents.
What types of treatments are used to treat auto accident injuries?
Most people think of chiropractors as “back crackers.” While spinal manipulation is an important tool chiropractors employ, it is far from the only one in our arsenal. We use a combination of individualized treatments to address each patient’s unique injuries and concerns, including the following:
- Corrective exercises.
- Therapeutic movement.
- Massage therapy.
- Hot and cold therapy.
- Ultrasound therapy.
- Aquatic therapy.
- Electric stimulation.
We work with patients individually, to determine what their concerns are and which types of treatment may work best to meet their needs while providing the relief as quickly as possible.
Why consider chiropractic care after a car accident injury?
Chiropractic medicine offers fewer risks than many other treatments that use potentially addictive drugs to ease the pain after auto accidents without fully addressing the injury. Additionally, chiropractic medicine offers non-invasive treatment that can sometimes reduce a person’s risk of future complications. It’s a kinder, gentler treatment that often offers a reduced recovery time as well.