A car accident is the last thing anyone wants to deal with. Adding a car accident creates more stress and is an added strain on your life. This may force you to take time off of work, and may even make you unable to perform normal daily tasks. One of the biggest questions following a car accident is where and should I seek treatment?
What most people don’t realize after an accident is that even minor car accidents can lead to soft tissue injuries. For example, the soft tissue is what holds everything in place and when stretched beyond its normal limits, it can lead to ligament tears, decreased range of motion, disc herniations, joint and nerve dysfunction, loss of strength along with muscle and connective tissue injuries. The severity of these injuries are not always known or felt immediately following the accident. It can take days, weeks or even months for symptoms to show up. But when left untreated, these even minor injuries can cause permanent damage and can induce long-term pain. This is why it is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an automobile accident.