Parker Chiropractor Helps Auto Accident Patients

Parker Chiropractor Helps Auto Accident Patients

Parker Chiropractic Helps Auto Accident Patients

Experiencing a car accident can unfortunately result in injuries, including strain to your neck muscles and surrounding soft tissue, commonly known as whiplash. Whiplash can significantly impact your neck movement and general well-being.

In instances of a vehicle collision from the rear or side, the abrupt force can provoke a sharp jerk to your head and neck. As a professional chiropractor, I cannot overemphasize the significance of overlooking whiplash-related injuries. It is crucial that you consult your skilled Parker chiropractor promptly. Prompt, meticulous intervention by a chiropractor is your best defense against the potential long-term complications of whiplash.

Whiplash symptoms

The onset of symptoms can be immediate, or they may manifest over several days or even weeks. They may encompass:

  • Headaches/Neck Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Reduced mobility in the neck and/or shoulders
  • Upper back pain
  • In severe cases, pain, burning, tingling, or numbness that goes down in to the shoulder, arm, hands and/or fingers

Whiplash is a term generally applied to neck injuries caused by sudden impact. The violent jolt can damage the vertebrae, discs, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, all of which your chiropractor is adept at treating.

The Importance Of Your Headrest

Reports from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and various consumer surveys indicate marked advancements in the ability of headrests to mitigate whiplash-related injuries during a crash. However, it's noteworthy that the IIHS assessed nearly half of all pre-2006 car headrests as inadequate. To maximize your protection against whiplash, we recommend the following:

  • Ensure your headrest extends at least to the top of ears
  • Maintain a maximum distance of four inches (10cm) between your headrest and the back of your head.

Other Causes Of Whiplash

Aside from car accidents, various scenarios can also inflict the unpleasant effects of whiplash, such as slip and fall injuries, rough sports (football, lacrosse, hockey, rugby, martial arts, basketball), gymnastics, equine falls, or even cheerleading. The silver lining is that most whiplash injuries, while uncomfortable, are not serious and can fully recover with appropriate care, often facilitated by your chiropractor.

A Healthy Neck Is Your Best Defense

As primary caregivers with a specialty in spinal health, a chiropractor is your trusted professional for maintaining and improving neck health. Your neck muscles, tendons, and bones all fall within the purview of your Parker chiropractor. A transparent and trusting relationship with your chiropractor can expedite your healing process from whiplash, getting you back to your daily routines swiftly. By adhering to your chiropractor's advice and treatments, it's highly likely you'll fortify your neck and enhance your posture, strengthening your resilience against injury and facilitating a quicker recovery should you encounter any future incidents.

Please don't hesitate to contact our dedicated team at Naturally Chiropractic with any queries you might have. We are committed to your health and wellness.

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9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

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Naturally Chiropractic

10233 S Parker Rd Suite 100
Parker, CO 80134

(303) 841-7091