Getting Help After a Car Accident with Dubuque Chiropractors

Getting Help After a Car Accident with Dubuque Chiropractors

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Your chiropractic team in Dubuque, IA knows how car accidents can easily cause life-threatening damage to your body. An extremely serious example of body damage includes any amount of injury to the spine. The spine, made up of 24 small bones stacked on top of one another to create the spinal column, is arguably the most essential part of your entire body structure because it gives you basic support. The spine also protects your spinal cord, the column of nerves connecting your brain with the rest of your body. Basically, without a spinal cord it would be physically impossible to move any part of your body.

Getting Help After a Car Accident in Dubuque

Does this sound extreme? Not really. Most injuries take place in car crashes under 20 miles per hour! Trust us; our genuine concern for spinal health is quite certainly justified. Ideal Chiropractic Health Center is in the business of spinal health, so we make all back pain, neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica and other musculoskeletal issues our business. Never make the mistake of basing your need to see a doctor on whether or not your collision was low impact or high impact. Even if you don’t experience immediate pain, a low speed car crash could misalign that wonderful spine of yours. And, in some cases, back damage is not reversible. Be safe, smart, and see a chiropractor!

After a car accident, you should immediately see a qualified chiropractor to make sure your body has not sustained injuries. Keep in mind the fact that not all injuries create immediate pain. This is a huge error in perception made by many people involved in car crashes. Too often victims of car crashes believe they are perfectly fine just because they did not experience immediate pain, but the reality is it can sometimes take weeks or months for people to experience their injuries. By then, you could have made the extent of your damage dramatically worse.

Whiplash and Other Injuries

Nearly, 20 to 50 million people are injured or disabled in a car crash each year. Almost all car crashes, big or small, will jolt the body to some degree. As a result of the jolt to the spine, a car crash victim might experience pain felt in their neck or back region. This is a problem called whiplash. Typically, the pain can be felt within the first few days, or as early as the next day. However, very commonly the accident will throw the body into shock and pain will be blocked from being felt due to a biological response known as fight-or-flight mode. If the whiplash is caused from tense muscles, any pain felt will be mild. In severe cases, whiplash can cause excruciating pain and misaligned vertebrae.

There is a lot that chiropractors can do to help victims of car accidents. Besides whiplash, there are many other injuries, like herniated discs or bone fractures, that could occur and chiropractors are trained to handle these exact types of problems. Car accidents can cause chronic problems if not taken care of immediately, which is why it is important to be seen by a chiropractor as soon as possible.

At Ideal Chiropractic Health Center, our chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and the prevention of musculoskeletal and neuromusculoskeletal system problems and disorders. When visiting us after a car crash, it is crucial to tell our experts as much information about your car crash as possible, including any symptoms. We will then combine your details with our own examination to create an individualized treatment plan. Your treatment will include manual techniques that alleviate pain and correct any irregular back positioning.

If you are involved in a car accident, schedule an appointment with one of our expert Dubuque chiropractors as soon as possible.

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Ideal Chiropractic Health Center
1082 Cedar Cross Rd Suite 1002
Dubuque, IA 52002
(563) 845-7283