No one expects to get into a car accident, but almost everyone that has the adversity to get into one will suffer from some kind of negative physical effect as a result. Whether it is a fender bender or being far more serious, your body will absorb the force of impact. Chiropractic treatment for car accidents at our chiropractic office in Boulder is unique to each individual to get the maximum benefit possible.
Neck, shoulder, and back injuries are a few of the most common issues chiropractors see after being in a car accident. Whiplash occurs when your cervical spine is abruptly “whipped” backward and then forward, knocking it out of alignment. This injury often happens as the result of a rear-end collision that catches the recipient by surprise. Along with the whipping effect comes muscle stiffness and pain in the days and weeks after the accident. Sometimes, when a driver or passenger sees the impact coming, they will tense up their muscles in anticipation. This can be just as harmful and cause them to end up with strained back muscles, neck muscles, or shoulder muscles.
While your chiropractic treatment for car accidents in Boulder will be customized to match your specific injuries, some of the more common treatment methods include:
All chiropractic treatment plans for car accidents will include a thorough consultation to determine the main issues and the best course of action to find a solution. Since each body is different, and every car accident is different, the treatment must be custom-made to fit the individual to achieve lasting results.
Specific treatment protocols vary, but the overriding concept of addressing the cause first remains the same. Typically, when someone is experiencing pain as the result of a car accident, the idea is to mask the pain with pain medication. While this may provide immediate pain relief, the problem that is causing the pain is probably still there.
Our Boulder chiropractor will investigate and find the underlying cause of the pain. Contact our team today with any questions that you have. We look forward to hearing from you.