A head and neck injury can be painful, frightening, and difficult to recover from. Many often seek us out after a car accident, when they are looking to recover from the traumatic injuries and chronic pain caused in the accident. Learn how our Boca Raton chiropractor can manage your head and neck pain resulting from a car accident.
Understanding Head and Neck Pain
Even if you have never been in a car accident, you’ve probably heard of whiplash, a neck injury that frequently occurs during auto accidents. The speed and force of the impact causes your muscles to whip back and forth. If pressure is severe enough, it causes a neck strain or sprain which we call whiplash.
Symptoms of whiplash include stiffness or soreness, headaches, blurry vision, difficulty concentrating, pain or tingling in the arms, and fatigue. Whiplash often sets in 24 hours after the car accident, so you may not notice any distressing signs immediately.
Even if doctors are able diagnose your whiplash or other neck and head trauma, their treatment is reactive and not proactive. This is why we recommend not delaying treatment which may result in a longer road to recovery. Traditional medicine suggests over the counter pain medication, gentle exercise, physical therapy, and other treatments for whiplash. Yet we at Shadowood Chiropractic Center know that these treatments do not fully treat the underlying trauma to the neck.
Car Accident Treatment from your Boca Raton Chiropractor
We provide gentle, healing treatment methods that do not require the use of medication. After a car accident, we can massage the tissue and perform chiropractic adjustments to reduce inflammation. Even after just one treatment, you may feel less pain and improved mobility in the neck.
After reducing the inflammation, we continue to bring the neck back into proper alignment, reducing pressure on the cervical spine. With our treatment, you will enjoy a greater range of motion, reduced neck, shoulder, and head pain, and even increased energy.
Finally, we can demonstrate stretching and strengthening exercises that will help you maintain neck health even after you have fully recovered. It is important to gently move the neck muscles, as doing so can aid in your recovery. We can guide you through safe and recommended exercises for your neck, so you can enjoy an active recovery and resume your everyday activities.
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, we invite you to visit our Boca Raton chiropractor. We can perform a comprehensive physical examination, check your cervical spine health, and treat any head, neck, or back pain that you are experiencing. Contact us at 561-488-4000 to make your first appointment!