A car accident can impact your life in so many ways that it can seem overwhelming. You need to worry about your car repairs, other financial costs, and any legal implications that result from the accident. But during all of this, don't forget about your physical health. Even with minor accidents you still need to be diligent about the injuries you cannot see. To learn about all the ways that your chiropractor can help with auto injuries you can reach out directly to Dr. Steven Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, CA.
When the accident is severe you are typically taken in an ambulance directly toward a hospital and hopefully toward expert care. But even during low-impact collisions injuries are frequent, even if you don't feel any symptoms the same day.
Most auto injuries involve areas that cannot be immediately seen or examined, or sometimes even felt. Even if you do receive care at a hospital it's not uncommon for something to be missed or improperly treated. For both scenarios, and many others involving auto injuries, a chiropractor may be able to help.
An example of a common injury sustained during a car accident, even one incurred at low speed, is that of whiplash. Whiplash refers to the rapid movement of your head as your car and your body are forced to suddenly stop. This can cause neck and back discomfort that can take a long time to heal on its own if it doesn't get worse. But this type of injury is just but one example where regular treatment by a chiropractor can greatly help reduce your initial pain as well as improve your range of movement and your overall quality of life, all of which are goals of chiropractic treatment
If you need help recovering from auto injuries and live in or near the Chula Vista, CA, area, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Wachs at Wachs Chiropractic Health Center by dialing (619) 427-4747.