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- 0.1 For symptoms after car accident, we’re here to help!Schedule Your Appointment Today. Simply Call (416) 479 – 8311
- 1 Seven Common Symptoms After Car Accident
- 2 Car Insurance Accident Costs
- 3 Chiropractic Diagnosis After a Car Accident
Every year, millions of people are involved in minor “fender-benders” or serious auto accidents. Even a car travelling at speeds as low as 15 miles per hour can cause car accident symptoms, regardless if the occupants of the car wear a seat belt or not.
While victims of serious accidents go to a hospital right away, victims of minor accidents usually just walk away from the accident.
These people do not even realize that they have been injured until days or even weeks after the event when they start to feel symptoms such as neck pain, back pain, headaches or dizziness.
Seven Common Symptoms After Car Accident
Whiplash is a term used to describe neck pain following an injury to the soft tissues of your neck (ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It is caused by an abnormal motion or force applied to your neck that causes movement beyond the neck’s normal range of motion.
Delayed Whiplash Symptoms After a Car Accident
Delayed whiplash symptoms are very common after a car accident. Symptoms can include neck pain, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and ringing in the ears. Our chiropractic and physiotherapy can help relieve these symptoms and prevent them from getting worse. We offer many services and exercise programs to get you back in great health faster.
Many accident victims will experience headaches. Post traumatic headaches that get better in four to six weeks are considered acute headaches, but those that stay at the same pain level, start to get worse, or go beyond six weeks are more concerning.
Intestinal Issues After a Car Accident
Stomach problems such as GERD, acid reflux and reflux pain, indigestion and heartburn can be caused by the restriction of the seat belt as the body gets thrown around by the accident, emotional stress and trauma from the accident or injury to internal soft tissues, nerves or muscles. A chiropractor looks at any misalignments that can be putting pressure on the nerves to relieve pain and discomfort.
Numbness and tingling down the arms and legs, also known as paresthesia, can also include symptoms such as pain, burning, pricking, or creeping along the skin. These symptoms generally indicate a malfunction of sensory nerves. Car accident chiropractors can examine the spine to check for injuries.
Dizziness is a common description for many different feelings and can be hard to describe. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is one form of Vertigo. Vertigo is a medical term to describe the feeling of spinning, whirling, or motion either of yourself or your surroundings. A chiropractor works with the soft tissues in the shoulders, back and neck to release the stress form the nerves and muscles.
Lower Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most prevalent types of symptoms after car accident resulting from spinal injury caused by a car accident when lower back pain just won’t go away. The forces created during a high speed car accident are enough to cause vertebral fracture and spinal instability which results in pain throughout the back. Chiropractic treatment takes the pressure off the joints of your spine, calming the nerves and relieving the pain.
After a concussion can be ruled out then it is safe to rest. Traumatic events can play havoc with your emotions and adrenalin release. When the shock is over you may feel irritable, spacey and tired.
Car Insurance Accident Costs
With car accident injuries, the car insurance company covers treatment costs. You do not need a family doctor’s recommendation or a referral to see a chiropractor for a car accident injury.
Chiropractic Diagnosis After a Car Accident
If you are experiencing symptoms after a car accident, or have been involved in a crash in the past, contact your local chiropractor to schedule an initial consultation and exam.
At Core Wellness Centre, we provide fully personalized posture analysis, physiotherapy, cold laser therapy (LLLT), detailed reports, exams and X-rays if required along with gentle chiropractic treatments to reduce scar tissue build up and ease pain.