Auto Accident Chiropractics San Diego
Auto accidents cause one of the most traumatic injuries to the spine and if not managed correctly from the start always leaves residual effects that lead to early arthritis. Upon impact, your body pushes deeply into your seat. Your head, momentarily isolated by you neck, delays its reaction while your body quickly reaches the limits of your seat. Then, your body instantly changes directions, moving forward to the limits of your seat belt or a deployed air bag.
What is Subluxation?
During subluxation, your head moves backward in the opposite direction. Unrestrained by a seat belt your head is jerked back and then forward beyond its normal limits. Everything seems to be happening in slow motion, yet you are unable to stop your head from whipping backward and then forward.
How To Treat Your Pain
First surprise. Then anger. Then pain. Don’t minimize your own injuries because your car has sustained little or no damage. An immediate chiropractic examination is essential. Pain pills won’t heal inflamed tendons and ligaments. Muscle relaxers won’t heal torn muscles. A neck collar won’t restore the natural curve in the neck.
Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments can help assure proper healing because they can help restore proper motion and position of individual spinal bones. Our San Diego chiropractic doctors can help you get well and stay well after the trauma of a whiplash injury.