The sudden impact of a car accident not only damages your automobile, but it can also damage your spine, neck, legs, and shoulders. While your injuries may not be noticeable at first, ignoring them will cause long-term and sometimes permanent damage to your body.
With all the trauma associated with a car accident, it’s often easy to ignore your neck and back pain thinking it will go away in a few days. Assuming you are not hospitalized after an accident, you should immediately contact law enforcement, your insurance company, and make an appointment with a chiropractor for an examination.
Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents in Kent
One of the most common injuries associated with an auto accident is whiplash. It also frequently occurs with sports activities – especially contact sports. Whiplash is the result of your head “whipping” forward and back at a rapid pace. Your injury may not be immediately apparent but instead will build up over the next several days. It may also be associated with pain in the upper back, shoulders, stiffness, and headaches.
Spinal injuries are also commonly associated with car accidents. Your spine has donut-shaped cushions between each of the vertebra that collectively make up your spine. In an auto accident these cushions can be damaged (herniated) resulting in back pain and even sharp pain that runs down through your hips and into your legs.
See Your Kent PhysioHealth Chiropractor for an Exam
Give us a call right away. We often have “walk-in” appointments available. Our chiropractors will perform and exam and determine the best plan to get you back to healthy. Our treatments are completely natural and will help your body return to its natural alignment.
It’s never too late to start treatment for car accident injuries. Call us today for an appointment.