When it comes to car accidents, paramedics are often the first health care professionals who attend to your needs. Their job is to assess whether you should be rushed to the hospital for immediate medical treatment or deal with any life-threatening injuries right on the scene. Some people have pain and tension right away. For others, the symptoms may get worse over time.

Whether the impact occurs from the front, rear or sides, your neck is usually the most vulnerable area of your body in any motor vehicle accident. Car collisions involve rapid changes in acceleration and deceleration. Your body is held relatively still by a seat belt, whereas your head and neck are free to move. The low back can also be injured depending on circumstances during the collision.
This typically results in the neck moving very rapidly through an excessive range of motion, contributing to hyperflexion-hyperextension injuries that can affect soft tissues in the neck, as well as joint capsules and intervertebral discs. Whiplash is the name often associated with car accident neck injuries.
Neck pain and inflammation, Arm pain, numbness or tingling, Headaches, Nausea, Dizziness, lack of concentration or clarity of thought, depression, anxiety, TMJ or jaw pain, mid or lower back pain even spinal disc symptoms. Depending upon the degree of injury, we will recommended course of action accordingly.
Chiropractors are musculoskeletal specialists. Your chiropractor will conduct a physical assessment of you and determine the best course of action. In some cases, early mobilization can lead to a much speedier recovery. If instability of the joints and tissues is suspected, your chiropractor may suggest avoiding movement too soon. Getting care soon after an accident can greatly decrease your risk of having long term pain and suffering from the trauma.
If you or someone you know has been in an automobile accident get in right away to make sure you recover fully and do not have long term pain.