Chiropractic Care for Auto Injuries by Dr. Kenneth Price - West Allis, WI
Chiropractic care can help with so many problems, such as headaches, allergies, fibromyalgia, and even menstrual pain. However, most people's first experience with a chiropractor is after an auto accident.
Modern safety systems in automobiles get better and better at reducing death and injury, but many still suffer from injuries related to the high impact caused by even minor crashes. When other methods don't provide enough relief, good chiropractic care can set you on the road to a full recovery.
Common Injuries Caused By Auto Accidents
Auto accidents can cause many kinds of physical injuries, not all of which are obvious from the outside. You can suffer scrapes, cuts, broken bones, bruises, and many other kinds of injuries.
Other injuries you might not be able to see include internal injuries, internal bleeding, and whiplash. Your injuries may be more serious than you realize, so it is always to seek medical care if you are not sure.
What Is Whiplash?
One of the most common injuries after an auto accident is whiplash. While your body is restrained safely, your head and neck can jerk back and forth, injuring your muscles and ligaments.
This kind of injury can also be caused by other kinds of impacts, like while playing sports or falling the wrong way. Whiplash often gets better on its own, but not always. Your symptoms can vary and may include neck pain, swelling, stiffness, and dizziness. Whiplash can even cause you to sleep poorly or have personality changes, like irritability or depression.
Treatment For Whiplash
Anyone who has had a muscle strain remembers the first treatments are simple. Rest the injured muscles, apply ice for the swelling, and take over-the-counter painkillers to relieve the pain and discomfort.
Sometimes the simple treatments don't work, and you need extra help. A doctor can prescribe stronger painkillers, but if you find the pain continues and you have not recovered your full range of motion, you may find relief from chiropractic adjustments.
You Deserve a Full Recovery
People put off getting the help they need for all the wrong reasons. If you think you don't have time for treatment, think of all the time you are missing by suffering needlessly. Dr. Kenneth Price's office is conveniently located in West Allis but also serves the surrounding areas of Hales Corners, New Berlin and Milwaukee.