When an auto accident occurs, the victims are likely to sustain minor or fatal injuries. However, we often see patients who are not aware they have an auto injury until days after the collision. That's why whether your pain is acute or chronic after an auto accident, it's essential to receive a professional assessment. At Back In Balance Wellness Center in Ellsworth and Bangor, we can diagnose the root cause of your pain or discomfort post-collision and create a personalized treatment plan that's right for you. Here are some of the common questions patients often have about chiropractic care for auto accident injuries.
How can I tell if I have whiplash?
Whiplash is a condition that occurs when the neck suddenly jolts back and forth due to impact. This rapid movement causes micro-tears on your neck's ligaments, tendons, and muscles. If left untreated, whiplash exhibits symptoms like headaches, dizziness, distorted vision, and jaw pain. Since whiplash symptoms don't manifest immediately after an accident, you should visit a chiropractor even when you don't have apparent symptoms.
How are auto injuries diagnosed?
Before starting treatment, our chiropractor diagnoses the root cause of your condition. We achieve this by providing various tests and discussing what you remember from the accident. For example, how did the accident happen? Was it rear-end or head-on? Were you wearing your seat belt? These questions and others help our chiropractor determine what type of injury you may be experiencing. We may require x-rays, MRI scans, or other imaging tests to pinpoint the exact location of the injury and its severity.
How does chiropractic care help with auto accident injuries?
Our chiropractor uses various non-invasive therapies to treat auto injuries. Depending on your injury, your chiropractic treatment plan may include:
- Spinal adjustments: This treatment realigns the spinal column by alleviating restrictions. A correctly aligned spine allows for proper blood flow to the affected area, helping reduce inflammation and support the body's natural healing process.
- Massage therapy: Whiplash and other muscle-related injuries are treated using hands-on adjustments, helping to relax tense muscles and alleviate pain.
- Stretching exercises: Back and neck exercises reduce pain, improve mobility and rebuild the resilience of muscles.
Our chiropractor has the knowledge and experience to treat a wide range of conditions caused by auto accidents, including sprains, strains, headaches, poor posture, and other health-related issues.
Contact Us for Chiropractic Care in Ellsworth or Bangor, ME
If you have been in an auto accident, don't let pain or discomfort control your life. At Back In Balance Wellness Center in Ellsworth and Bangor, our professional staff is dedicated to helping you find optimal relief from pain while restoring your health and well-being. Contact us today to schedule your first consultation or to learn more about how our chiropractic care can benefit you.