Every year, many people find themselves involved in auto accidents. Thankfully, most accidents are minor fender benders, but even though you think everything is fine, you may actually have an injury to the spine or neck. The sudden impact of any auto accident, no matter how minor, is enough to cause injury. You may be oblivious to the effects of an auto accident as pain is usually the last symptom to manifest itself. However, if these issues are not dealt with in a timely manner, they could lead to more serious chronic back or neck pain later on, in addition to a slew of other issues. To avoid recurring problems from auto accident injuries, visit a Lithia Springs chiropractor for examination after any fender bender, no matter how minor it seemed.
Common Injuries from an Auto Accident
One of the most common complaints after an auto accident is neck and back pain caused by the sudden forward motion of the neck during an accident. Out of the 6 million auto accidents that occur each year, rear-end crashes are the most common, and all of these lead to some form of forcing the head forward and then slamming it back, causing the painful symptoms of whiplash. Whiplash Associated Disorders, or WAD, occur in about 15% of these auto accidents. Lower back pain is also a common problem after being in an accident, and unfortunately, this type of lower back pain will recur frequently until corrected. Symptoms such as headaches, muscle pain, stiffness, or blurred vision after an accident should not be taken lightly as they can lead to more serious, long-term problems in the future. In most accidents, any damage to the car usually signifies damage to the spine as well. It is vital that you seek the care of Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ron Bolar in the immediate days following an auto accident to have your spinal injuries addressed and to proactively manage any symptoms before they worsen.
Chiropractic Is a Natural and Effective Solution for Managing Auto Accident Pain
Turning to medication for auto accident pain can be the initial instinct, but medicine is only masking the symptoms and rest assured that the pain will return when the medication wears off. However, chiropractic care from a Lithia Springs chiropractor has been shown to be a natural and effective way to treat the root cause of pain from a spinal injury. In fact, in a study conducted with 41 people who suffered whiplash from an auto accident, 66% of those injured found relief from pain after seeking chiropractic care. Misalignments of the spine as the result of an auto accident are the cause of most back and neck pain. Additionally, inflammation of the spine, reduced range of motion, and extreme stiffness from whiplash can also cause significant pain. Gentle chiropractic adjustments from Dr. Ron Bolar will correct misalignments, reduce inflammation, and restore range of motion to alleviate auto accident pain. If you are in the Atlanta, Hiram, Powder Springs, or Kellogg area and are experiencing neck and back pain from an auto accident that has disrupted your life, contact chiropractor Dr. Ron Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic to alleviate pain so that you can get back to living life to its fullest.
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