Americans are on the road a lot. If you’re involved in a car accident, know that our Nashua chiropractor is here to help. Whether large or small, immediate or delayed, car accident injuries can have significant effects on your day-to-day-life.
The Most Common Types of Car Accident Injuries
Of all the car accident injuries we see at our Nashua chiropractic clinic, whiplash is probably the most common. Whiplash is a syndrome caused by rapid acceleration and deceleration of the body (such as what happens when a passenger or driver is in a car that suddenly stops or changes direction). This causes the head to rapidly move back and forth, leading to quite a bit of stress and strain in the neck, upper back, and shoulders. Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, shoulder and arm pain, headaches, jaw pain, difficulty sleeping or concentrating, and numbness and tingling in the arms and hands.
Other types of car accident injuries include:
- Disc herniation: the gel-like fluid within the spinal disc leaks out through a tear in the disc’s outer layer
- Muscle spasm or strain: muscle fibers become torn or tight
- Shoulder pain (often caused by the restraining action of the seat belt)
- Bone fracture
- Hematoma (bruising)
Symptoms of a car accident injury may take a few days or weeks to show up, no matter how large or small the accident was. So, even if you feel okay following your accident, you should still schedule an appointment with a chiropractor, who can assess your body, identify early warning signs of an injury, and facilitate healing right away.
Have You Had a Car Accident Recently? See a Chiropractor Today for Natural Help with Your Car Accident Injuries
Main Street Wellness & Chiropractic is your premier location in Nashua, NH for excellence in chiropractic care. Our team is led by Nashua chiropractor Dr. Jerrilyn Sullivan, D.C., who has nearly 2 decades of experience helping people find natural, drug-free, and non-invasive solutions to their health conditions. From everyday aches and pains to chronic health problems to acute car accident injuries, our staff can help you get back on the road to wellness! To schedule an appointment after your car accident, call (603) 882-5742, and be sure to ask us about our current special offers!