It is unfortunate, but at some point in our lives we may be involved in a car accident. There are many car accidents that are just fender-benders and do not cause a lot of damage to the cars involved or the people in them. Even these minor accidents can result in major injuries. Even if you are not in pain after your accident, there might be some hidden damage to your body.
Injuries can become worse without treatment
Sometimes, even if you are not experiencing pain, there may be issues with your spine or your muscles after a car accident. Often whiplash and various other car accident injuries could take days or weeks to produce pain. Also, injuries to your neck, back, arms and legs can become worse as time goes on. ChiroCarolina® can help relieve some of the pain or discomfort associated with car accident injury, but how do you know if you have suffered an injury if you aren’t having pain?
What are some signs of injury after a car accident?
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Pain between your shoulders
- Tight and/or sore muscles
- Loss of motion in the neck &/or back
- Numbness in hands or feet
- Shoulder pain
- Vision Problems
- Ringing in the ears
- Poor Concentration
- Memory loss
Additionally if you are having trouble sleeping, or are having pain in your arms, it is important that you contact an experienced chiropractor to discuss your symptoms and see if chiropractic treatment could be helpful with your injuries. Unfortunately, if symptoms are not treated promptly, they could become chronic.
Chiropractic care can be covered by auto insurance
Sometimes people do not go in for treatment because they do not have health insurance. But, car accident injury may be covered by your auto insurance policy. Regardless of whether you were the driver, passenger or even a pedestrian, your chiropractic care given by chiropractors at ChiroCarolina® in Charlotte NC may be covered.
Home care is important after a car accident
Were you recently in a car accident in Charlotte NC? It’s important that you take good care of yourself, even if it was a minor accident. Be careful lifting, be sure to carry the weight in your legs. Be sure to stop smoking; if you have any back injuries, smoking can restrict blood flow to the lower spine. Be careful to maintain good posture, it can help reduce back pain. And, of course, be sure to get enough sleep and rest. A car accident, regardless of how minor, are stressful. Stress can contribute to back pain, so be sure to get enough sleep and manage your stress to reduce further pain.
If you were in a car accident in Charlotte NC, contact ChiroCarolina® to make an appointment to find out how they can help relieve your car accident injury.