Even a minor car accident can leave you with aches and pains, possibly debilitating you for life. However, increasing your knowledge of auto injuries
will also increase your chances of navigating through them successfully, if you ever find yourself in this not-so-pleasant situation. With that thought in mind, here are a couple of “must know” facts about auto injuries, direct from the office of Dr. William Palmer, your Depew chiropractor that cares:
- There is no correlation between the extent of damage to your vehicle and the amount of injuries you sustain as a result of a car accident. You could be involved in a minor crash that barely scratches your automobile and sustain major injuries and vice versa. Rear-end collisions often involve shearing forces that can stretch, strain, and tear the delicate structures in your spine. This can lead to back pain, neck pain, and whiplash symptoms that are anything but minor. So, don’t judge your need for medical attention based on how bad your vehicle is dinged up.
- Taking medication may help you deal with the pain from your auto accident, but true recovery involves finding a cure to the problem that is creating it. Any little jolt to your body can knock your spinal column out of place, causing you to endure headaches, backaches, neck pain, and more. In order to deal with these types of issues effectively, you have to go to the source of the problem and rectify it, which is exactly what we do in our busy Depew chiropractic office.
- Stay active. Try to be as active as possible within your pain limitations. You will want to rest your injured area initially, but it's important to return to your daily activities as soon as possible so you can prevent muscle degeneration and the build up of painful scar tissue. Depew chiropractor Dr. Palmer can discuss ways to efficiently--and safely-- return to exercise and daily activities after a car accident.
The sooner you take care of the problem, the better it is for you. A lot of people try to wait out their symptoms just hoping that they will go away. However, the longer you let an auto injury go without treatment, the worse it is for you both now and long term. Make an appointment with your Depew chiropractor immediately so that you don’t have to suffer any longer than necessary.
If you’ve sustained an auto injury (whether yesterday or years ago), call Dr. Palmer at Buffalo Chiropractic today so that you start to feel better tomorrow!