How Our Fort Collins Chiropractor Can Help after You Suffer a Whiplash Auto Accident Injury
Whiplash is the most common injury people suffer following a car accident. This is because fender benders and rear-end collisions both small and large are the most commonly occurring types of car accident situations, and in these situations, a person is flung forward and backward when restrained by a seatbelt. This extreme forward and backward motion causes what we call a whiplash auto accident injury. A whiplash injury can be incredibly painful and cause loss of range of motion, which is why it is so important to seek help from your Fort Collins chiropractor.
What to Expect with a Whiplash Auto Accident Injury
A whiplash auto accident injury is unlike many injuries in that you probably won't realize how badly you have been injured in the immediate aftermath of your car accident. Instead, symptoms related to a whiplash injury tend to slowly start appearing several days and sometimes upwards to a week following the car accident. These symptoms generally include neck pain and tension, as well as headaches, insomnia, and mood shifts, like increased agitation. These symptoms can absolutely have an impact on both your work and home life and as such, it is important to talk to our Fort Collins chiropractor as soon as you can regarding treatment.
When you visit our Fort Collins chiropractor for help with a whiplash injury, the first thing we will do is conduct a comprehensive evaluation. During this evaluation, our chiropractor will ask you about the accident itself and any outstanding injuries or health issues you have had, (e.g. chronic migraines). After this verbal evaluation, our chiropractor will then perform a physical evaluation in order to determine the severity of your whiplash injury. This physical evaluation will include an examination of your entire spine, as well as the muscles surrounding and supporting it. You will then receive a detailed, personalized treatment plan that will best address the specifics of your injury.
The type of treatment plan that will be recommended to you will depend upon the severity of your injuries, where your injuries have occurred, what type of medication you are on, and more. In general, however, you can expect that treatment for a whiplash injury will include one or more of the following:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Massage therapy
- Restorative exercises
Contact Our Fort Collins Chiropractor Office to Learn More
The only way to find out the best way to treat your whiplash injury is by undergoing a thorough evaluation done by a chiropractic professional. Do so today by contacting our Fort Collins team and scheduling an appointment.