When you’re in a car accident, seeing a chiropractor may be one of the last things on your mind, but it should be one of the first. Car accidents can cause significant stress on the neck and back, as well as muscle stiffness and pain. Dr. Michael Goldstein in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, understands how car accidents impact the body and knows how to evaluate and alleviate the pain associated with them. At Spinal Correction Chiropractic, Dr. Goldstein is the first step in recovering from your accident.
When you’re in a car crash, your whole body gets jarred. You may have whiplash, soft tissue injuries, or muscle pain and stiffness. There may be damage to your neck, back, or spine, and some of these issues may not cause symptoms right away.
Without treatment, these issues can cause:
Spinal disc damage and ligament problems may also occur with symptoms not appearing until months after the accident. When left untreated, some of these injuries become permanent. Don’t let a car accident change your life. Schedule an appointment online with Dr. Goldstein today.
Whiplash is one of the most common issues patients have after a car accident. It’s caused when the neck is forced beyond its normal range of motion and whipped forward and backward or side to side. This strains the muscles and soft tissues of the neck and back, causing stiffness, soreness, and pain. Symptoms of whiplash may appear right away, or it could take weeks or months. Symptoms can include:
Even if you’re not experiencing any pain, it’s important to get evaluated for whiplash and other related car-accident injuries. Whiplash can occur even if it wasn’t a bad accident or you were traveling slowly. A change of speed of only 2.5 miles per hour can cause whiplash and other neck injuries when rear-ended. And when left untreated, these issues cause even more damage, some of which that can last a lifetime.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Goldstein may use a variety of services to help with your car accident injuries. These include:
It’s important to schedule your evaluation as soon as possible after your car accident. Research shows that those who wait before seeking chiropractic care experience less improvement.
Don’t wait. If you’ve been in a car accident, schedule an evaluation with Dr. Goldstein today.