Auto Accident Injury Treatment From Your Overland Park Chiropractor
When you think about how badly crumpled a massive steel automobile can be after a major collision, it's not hard to imagine what state your musculoskeletal system might be in as well. An auto accident injury can take many forms, none of them good for your comfort, function and well-being. The good news is that many auto accident injuries can be overcome more quickly and completely through conservative, non-surgical methods. Here at Body Basics Chiropractic, we're more than happy to find and fix those problems so can get your life back on the road.
What Happens to Your Body in an Auto Accident?
It doesn't take much of an impact to damage your body in an auto accident. Even if you're just creeping along, your vehicle is producing a lot of forward momentum due to its mass. When it is forced to an immediate stop, the force is transferred to the occupants' bodies. Even if you are restrained by your safety harness, one shoulder may fly forward while other remains anchored. This can cause severe twisting of the spinal column, resulting in torn muscles, herniated discs, spinal subluxation and pinched nerves. If the lower back is jolted in the accident, the lumbar or sacral spinal structures may be pushed outward against the sciatic nerve. The resulting impingement (sciatica) produces tingling, pain, weakness and numbness in the legs and/or feet.
But the most notorious auto accident injury is probably whiplash. Whiplash takes place when the head whips up and down strongly and sharply enough to do serious harm to your cervical spine and surrounding soft tissues. You may experience sciatica-like symptoms in your upper extremities along with headaches, nausea, hearing/vision problems, and of course neck pain and stiffness.
Prompt Diagnosis and Treatment From Your Overland Park Chiropractor
No matter how you feel following an auto accident, get your spine evaluated by any Overland Park chiropractor on our team as soon as possible. Adrenalin can delay the onset of symptoms, which in turn delays your getting help -- and all the while, you're doing more and more damage to that injured area. We can spot any alignment problems, herniated discs or other issues right away, which enables us to prescribe such non-invasive treatments as:
- Chiropractic care to bring dislocated structures back into line, relieving pain and nerve problems
- Massage therapy to speed healing and relieve pain in damaged muscles and connective tissues
- Corrective exercises to help you get your strength and flexibility back
Schedule an Appointment with Your Overland Park Chiropractor
Remember, the longer you delay in getting your spine checked out and/or receiving much-needed treatment, the worse your auto accident injury may become. Take the wheel by taking action today. Call (913) 685-0023 to schedule an evaluation at Body Basics Chiropractic!