What You Should Know About Minor Car Accident Injuries
Many car wreck victims don't feel pain or discomfort for hours and even days after their accident.
Even if you aren't in immediate distress or don't feel severe symptoms does not necessarily mean you didn't suffer injuries.
The most common delayed injuries after being in an automotive crash are soft tissue injuries. "Whiplash" is a casual descriptor of soft tissue injuries in the neck, and it's an operative term mainly because of the public's familiarity with it.
Whiplash is commonly described as pain in the neck, but can affect any neural network, including the extremities and down the spine. Other common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Difficulty moving or reduced mobility
- Stiffness in arms and shoulders
- Muscle spasms
- Slowed reflexes, and
- Numbness or weakness in afflicted areas
Being involved in a vehicle collision can put unwanted pressure on our delicate nerves and can even diminish nerve flow to the limbs and vital organs.
Once our nervous system is compromised any function of the human body is at risk and can cause further complications. From movement, blinking, and heartbeat, to regulation of hormones, breathing, and vision. And even worse if left untreated depleted nerve energy will lead to pain, fatigue, organ dysfunction and eventually disease.
By realigning the spine back to health, and taking unnecessary pressure off the nerves, patients experience almost immediate pain relief, and more significant experience vitality, feeling of healthiness and increased energy.
The Spinal Adjustment - the Cornerstone of Corrective Care
A chiropractic spinal adjustment is the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment to correct the underlying misalignment problem, this permits normal nerve transmission and assists your body to recuperate on its own, naturally!
Accident Injury symptoms depletes your quality of life making everyday tasks unpleasant and debilitating.
The help and care of a chiropractor can quickly relieve your pain and tension, allowing you to return to a healthy lifestyle. All treatments given by our experienced chiropractic doctors are natural and safe and preferred by injury victims over costly surgeries and addicting medications that only mask the pain.
Specialized and trained chiropractors use chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulation, to correct the structural alignment and improve your body's physical function.
Doctor's use their hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. Some of those spinal manipulation techniques might include:
- Flexion-distraction technique- Is a gentle, hands-on spinal manipulation that involves a pumping action on the intervertebral disc instead of direct force.
- Instrument-assisted manipulation- Uses a hand held instrument to allow your chiropractor to apply force without thrusting into the spine.
- Specific spinal manipulation- Helps restore joint movement using a gentle thrusting technique.
In addition to easing your pain, chiropractic treatment can also boost your immune system, erase dozens of diseases from the source, increase your energy, add years onto your life, and promote your health and level of fitness.
What is the Cracking Sound You Hear During a Chiropractic Adjustment?
Adjusting a spinal joint may (but doesn't always) result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints called a cavitation, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles.
This common noise is caused by a sudden decrease in pressure within the joint, which results in dissolved gasses in the joint fluid to be naturally released. It is completely harmless and usually very relieving.