Even a small car weighs 2,500 pounds. Imagine what a vehicle of just that weight can do to your body in a collision. This isn't taking into consideration acceleration. Ultimately, an auto accident can place a great deal of stress on your body. Fortunately, our chiropractor at Riverside Chiropractic, serving Alexandria, VA, and the nearby region, can provide auto injury treatment.
Types of Auto Accident Injuries
Although the kinds of injuries you may suffer from depend on the angle at which you and the other car or object hit and the speed, whiplash is a common auto accident injury. It stems from a rear-end collision, where the force is from behind and your whip is propelled forward and backward rapidly. It strains the soft tissue in this region.
You may have headaches after you get into a car accident. This auto accident injury may stem from whiplash, or you could develop it if you hit your dash and develop a concussion. It doesn't help that you're under a great deal of stress after a collision, which isn't helping your headaches by any means. You could also sprain or strain part of your body, such as your back.
Our chiropractor understands that a number of issues can arise after a car accident, and in some cases, the symptoms won't appear for a few days. For this reason, when you come to see us, we'll provide you with a comprehensive evaluation. You'll need to move that body part in different directions so our practitioner can evaluate your range of motion.
We'll want to know all about your medical history to see if you could have potentially re-damaged a vulnerable area. During your appointment, our practitioner will ask about your current symptoms and details about the accident to us more insight into what happened to you.
Auto Accident Treatment Options
An auto accident is a great deal of stress on your body, which can contribute to subluxations. For this reason, our chiropractor may recommend you receive chiropractic adjustments to reestablish balance in your spine and ease pressure on the nearby nerves and soft tissue. We can perform these on either your neck or back. Exercise therapy is another technique we use, which consists of our practitioner guiding you through exercises that work the part of the body you're having problems with, slowly and gently.
Contact Riverside Chiropractic in Alexandria, VA
Riverside Chiropractic, serving Alexandria and the general vicinity, offers a variety of options for auto accident injury treatment and can determine the ideal solution for your specific needs. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (703) 739-0500.