Many people are injured in car accidents every year. Thankfully, most accidents are minor. While those in these accidents don’t often experience long-term pain, the effects of a car accident might not be felt right away, or they may not even be felt at all. However, just because no pain is felt doesn’t mean that nothing detrimental to your health happened to your body in the accident.

Often, back or neck pain are the most common complaints after an accident.  These issues could turn into chronic pain if not dealt with. In some cases, the pain may subside but not without causing and leaving behind problems.  Chiropractic care is effective in dealing with injuries after an auto accident and ensuring that you get back to proper health and ideal body function as quickly as possible.


Auto Accident Injuries  

One of the top complaints of a car accident is whiplash.  ​Studies show that rear-ended car crashes ​are more common than any other type of car crash.  When hit from behind, the head can be forcefully pushed forward and then slammed backward.  Symptoms of whiplash may include stiffness and pain in the neck, dizziness or headaches, reduced range of motion, or blurred vision.  Muscle pain and stiffness can be so intense that a person might not be able to fully function for several days after an auto accident. Headaches can also occur right away, several days after an accident, or even months after the fact. 

 It is important to remember that no matter how small the accident, you may still have injuries, especially to the spine.  You may think you are fine, but serious and long-term injuries could result from even a minor accident. 


Relief

 Auto accident injuries can be very painful.  Medicines may be prescribed to help manage the pain.  However, medications don’t treat the root problem and it wears off after a period of time.  Medications also come with the risk of side effects.  Chiropractic care is a natural way to get relief from the pain of whiplash, stiff muscles, and the headaches associated with injuries from car accidents. Misalignments cause nerve interference that interrupts communication between the central nervous system and the rest of the body’s systems.  Removing the misalignment with a chiropractic adjustment will properly restore the body’s functions, leading to an overall healthier life.

 If you are involved in an auto accident, please call Augustine Chiropractic Wesley Chapel at 813-994-6008.

Dr. Brian Augustine of ​ Augustine Chiropractic ​ in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their ​ website ​ to learn more about their services!