At Grice Chiropractic, we have been sharing the benefits of chiropractic care with residents of Pittsburgh, PA, and Mars, PA for many years. Many of our patients visit our office for the first time after being involved in an auto accident. Car accidents can lead to a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. Left unaddressed, these injuries can lead to long-term pain and immobility. Following are the answers to some questions our chiropractor frequently receives regarding auto accident injuries and their treatment.
What Are Some Common Injuries Experienced in an Auto Accident?
In an auto accident, you can experience whiplash from being tossed between the seatbelt and the seat. You can also have wrist injuries from holding onto the steering wheel or stick shift. Auto accidents also lead to fractures, joint injuries, and muscle strains.
How Will I Know If I Need to See a Chiropractor?
Oftentimes, the full extent of auto accident injuries is not immediately apparent. It can take several days for pain and immobility to fully set in. If you have whiplash, you may experience headaches after the accident. You may also have soreness and stiffness in the neck and be sensitive to light. Pain in the upper back or tingling down one or both arms could indicate that you need to see a chiropractor. We recommend scheduling an appointment with our chiropractor as soon as possible following an auto accident.
What Treatment Will I Receive?
Our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system to determine the type, location, and severity of your auto accident injuries. You will be given treatment depending on your injury which could include spinal decompression, massage therapy, targeted massage therapy, and chiropractic adjustments and care. By restoring your body’s natural alignment, our chiropractor will relieve your pain, restore your mobility, and improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
How Long Does a Chiropractic Session Last?
No two patients are exactly alike, and recovery times will vary from case to case. Our chiropractor will devise a recovery plan for you that will depend on your body’s power to heal. Once the body begins to heal and you feel better, our chiropractor will recommend other chiropractic services to further improve your wellness and reduce your chances of being injured again in the future.
Auto Accident Injury Treatment in Pittsburgh, PA and Mars, PA
If you are looking for treatment for auto accident injuries including whiplash, contact Grice Chiropractic today. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call us or request an appointment online.