How Does a Chiropractor Treat Auto Accident InjuriesCommon auto accident injuries respond well to chiropractic care, which is a complementary form of treatment that requires no medication. Learn which auto accident injuries a chiropractor can treat and how chiropractic care promotes a full recovery from auto accident injuries.
Which Common Auto Accident Injuries Can a Chiropractor Treat?Chiropractors treat auto accident injuries such as:
- frequently asked questions about whiplash.
HeadachesFrequent headaches after auto accidents may be a sign of whiplash. Headaches occur when the joints, ligaments, and muscles in the neck are inflamed due to auto accident injuries. A chiropractor can bring the neck into proper alignment and use techniques such as laser therapy to relieve swelling and inflammation associated with headaches after car crashes.
Shoulder painShoulder pain is common after an auto accident because the seatbelt crosses the shoulder. The trauma occurs when the force of the accident pushes the body into the seatbelt, causing inflammation and tissue damage. A chiropractor can readjust the joints and ligaments or treat soft tissue injuries to reduce inflammation, restore circulation, and break apart muscles adhesions.