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Posts for: June, 2019

By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
June 18, 2019
Category: Chiropractor

An auto accident is one of the most frightening events that you can possibly experience. On top of the initial physical and mental trauma of auto accidentthe collision, accidents also often come with hidden injuries that can impact your health and function for years. Fortunately, here at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA, Dr. Steven Wachs can perform a complete evaluation of your auto accident injuries, guide you in treatment, and make sure that you rehabilitate in as healthy a fashion as possible! Read on to learn the answers to some of the most common questions and concerns regarding this topic.

 

What is the most common auto accident injury?

According to the Cleveland Clinic, it's whiplash, a hyperextension/hyperflexion injury regarding the neck and all of its related components (i.e. the cervical spine, discs, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, etc.). Whiplash symptoms represent what many people experience in a motor vehicle mishap. While you may not initially notice anything wrong, as time goes by, many troublesome symptoms begin to surface.

 

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

They can include, but are not limited to:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Soreness
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears)
  • Jaw pain
  • Low back pain
  • Fatigue and insomnia
  • Tingling in the shoulders, arms, and legs
  • Depression and anxiety

 

Should I get a chiropractic evaluation whether I suspect whiplash or not?

Yes, Dr. Wachs urges that patients who have been involved in car accidents see him as soon as possible for a complete chiropractic evaluation.

 

How can chiropractic care help me after an MVA?

A complete chiropractic evaluation at our Chula Vista office (which includes an X-ray screening, MRI, and CT Scan as needed) gives both doctor and patient a clear idea of how that car crash impacted the body. An evaluation can answer a number of questions, including:

  • Are there injuries to muscles?
  • Is the spine now misaligned and impinging on nerve function?
  • Which treatments would best relieve pain and accelerate the healing process?

 

Do you have more questions?

If you do, Dr. Steven Wachs is the chiropractor to ask for the most truthful and knowledgeable answers. If you've been hurt in a car accident, or are not sure what injuries you might have, please contact our Chula Vista office for an individualized consultation: (619) 427-4747.