Getting into a car accident is a scary experience, one that can leave you with lasting pain. If you experience any of the following signs of injury, then you need a chiropractor to assist you.
You never had migraines before your accident, but you find yourself suffering from them almost daily now. Migraines are often caused by pinched nerves in the neck or upper back and worsen over time. You can take medication with caffeine and other ingredients in it to help reduce your migraine symptoms, but until you treat the alignment issues in your spine that cause your nerve pain, your migraines won't go away. See an accident recovery chiropractor for relief. You may need several visits to make your migraines go away for good, so be diligent with your visits.
It's normal to feel some body aches after getting into a car accident, especially if your wreck was high impact and caused you to have breaks, sprains, or other bodily injuries. However, if your pain has worsened into chronic stiffness in your joints over time, your chiropractor can give you an assessment and determine what type of care you need. Stiffness can occur anywhere in the body, including the neck, upper arms, legs, knees, and even the hips. You may feel stiffer in the mornings than during the day. Your chiropractor will show you exercises you can do at home in addition to going in for professional treatments to help relieve your joint and tendon stiffness discomfort.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is often caused by spinal alignment issues. When the discs in your back are slightly curved due to a car accident, you'll feel pinching pain in your lower back. You may also feel a deep ache or throbbing sensation that doesn't go away. Your issue may be related to your sciatic nerve, a large nerve in your lower back that runs down your leg, if your back pain goes down your back and into your calves. Or, your lower back pain may be isolated, indicating nerve, muscle, or disc damage in your spine. Some lower back pain is accompanied by shoulder and neck pain, which your chiropractor will also treat.
When you visit your chiropractor for the first time, have your medical records and insurance information available. This will help you get into your appointment sooner. Complete your chiropractic care to receive its full benefits.