Our team at White Chiropractic in Burnsville, MN helps people suffering from all types of auto accident injuries. We encourage you to consult with a chiropractor at any time following a car accident. Our natural services can restore health and wellness to your entire body.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
A car accident typically involves sudden acceleration or deceleration, or direct, blunt impact. These high-velocity forces can strain and stress your body, triggering inflammation, pain, and tissue damage. Whiplash is one of the most common types of auto accident injury we see among our patients. This is a syndrome characterized by neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and other symptoms and develops when the head and neck snap like a whip. Other common auto accident injuries we diagnose and treat include disc herniation or bulge, joint dislocations, muscle strains, and concussion.
But I Felt Fine After My Car Accident—Can a Chiropractor Still Help?
During acute trauma like a car accident, your nervous system will release stress hormones to activate your fight or flight response. These stress hormones, like cortisol, can temporarily mask pain. Many individuals can have underlying tissue damage from a car accident but feel "fine" because their nervous system is on protection mode.
It's only when the nervous system calms back down, and hormone levels return to a baseline that a person might start to notice aches, pain, and other symptoms of injury. Depending on how quickly your body can return to its "normal" day-to-day state, this process could take days or weeks.
The risk, of course, is that you might walk around for several days without even realizing you have underlying tissue damage in a joint, muscle, or other structure. This could allow your auto accident injury to get even worse. This is why we recommend consulting with a chiropractor as soon as you can after your auto accident to ensure your body is functioning well and to initiate a personalized treatment plan if any hidden dysfunction is discovered.
Recovering from an Auto Accident Injury
Our chiropractors offer holistic healing solutions to help you start feeling better after a car accident. You will benefit from chiropractic care in the following ways:
- Restoring your spine's natural alignment will relieve your pain, restore your mobility, and improve your body's natural ability to repair itself
- Massage therapy eases physical and mental tension while optimizing circulation and blood flow
- Acupuncture triggers healing biochemical reactions within the body for whole-body health
Contact Our Chiropractors in Burnsville for Auto Accident Injury Treatment
Call White Chiropractic today at (952) 895-0660 for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors.