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By Wachs Chiropractic Health Center
March 25, 2016
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: car accidents  

A car accident can be unnerving, surprising and even downright frightening, even if you come out of it unscathed. whiplashHowever, while you may not have any visible injuries, your bones and muscles could be in need of some serious help. To ensure you are truly uninjured after your auto accident, schedule an exam with your Chula Vista, CA chiropractor, Dr. Steven M. Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center.

Why should I see my Chula Vista chiropractor after an auto accident? 
While you may not have any broken bones or bleeding cuts, your back and neck take a real toll from an auto accident. Conditions like whiplash could creep up on you weeks after your accident, causing pain and discomfort. It is important to see your chiropractor as soon as possible after your auto accident. Your chiropractor is an expert in the spine and the surrounding nerves, muscles and connective tissues. This knowledge allows them to realign the spine and surrounding muscles, allowing you to maintain your everyday activities and prevent pain from an auto collision before it starts.

What are some common conditions after auto accidents? 
The most common condition which comes from auto collisions is whiplash. Whiplash occurs most often due to a rear-end collision when your car is sitting still and is rear-ended by another car. The car pushes forward and, in turn, you are pushed back into the seat. The head and neck experience a split-second backward-and-forward motion. This is the “whip” from which whiplash gets its name. Normally, the symptoms of whiplash do not present themselves until several days or even weeks after the accident. Symptoms of whiplash include pain and stiffness in the neck, headaches, loss of range of motion and tenderness in the shoulders and/or arms. Aside from whiplash, car accidents also cause headaches or migraines and back or neck pain.

For more information on ensuring you are truly healthy after your car accident, please contact Dr. Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA. Call (619)427-4747 to speak with an associate about scheduling your appointment today.

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