Pay Close Attention to Your Body After a Car Accident
The aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming. You may feel emotional. You may be caught up in talking with your insurance or seeking out repair for your vehicle. However, the most important thing you can do after a car accident is to pay attention to your body. If you’ve sustained an auto-related injury, you need to seek care as soon as possible. Gresham patients in need of chiropractic care can seek out treatment for auto-related injuries with Hood View Chiropractic.
3 Signs You Need Chiropractic Care After an Accident
The three main signs that you need chiropractic care after a car accident are:
Stiffness of the Upper Body
Whiplash occurs when the neck and head experience a forceful back-forth motion and mostly occurs during a car accident The most common sign of whiplash is stiffness in the upper body and can be felt in the head, neck, arms, shoulders, or upper back. Regardless of when symptoms are felt, any stiffness in the upper body should be immediately treated. Visit Hood View Chiropractic for professional chiropractic treatment for auto-related injuries in Gresham. Untreated whiplash leads to pain, discomfort, and years of trauma down the road. The professional team at Hood View Chiropractic can put you on the path to healing.
Numbness or Pain in the Joints
When you are involved in a car accident, part of the impact is absorbed by your body. The strength of an impact from a car accident can easily knock your joints out of whack, thus compressing your nerves. These pinched nerves can lead to feelings of pain or numbness. Don’t ignore these symptoms. Hood View Chiropractic’s skilled car accident chiropractors can realign our Gresham patients’ joints back to their proper place and ease the nerves, relieving either the numbness or pain.
Inflammation is part of your body’s natural healing response. The body sends white blood cells into the affected tissue or blood, which can constrict the nerves, causing pain, redness, immobility, swelling, and heat. While the purpose of inflammation is ultimately helpful to the body following auto-related injuries, it can be uncomfortable to leave untreated. Seek chiropractic care after your car accident to reduce inflammation in the musculoskeletal system. Your chiropractor will stretch out affected ligaments or muscles to relieve soft tissue and help the area heal.
The chiropractic staff at Hood View Chiropractic is experienced in helping Gresham patients recover from auto-related injuries. Our trained, professional chiropractic staff can help you recover from your auto-related injuries. Remember to seek care after a car accident as soon as possible. Symptoms left untreated can become more intense or result in long-term pain and discomfort. If you’ve recently suffered from auto-related injuries, contact Hood View Chiropractic to learn about our chiropractic care for Gresham patients who have been in car accidents.
Hood View Chiropractic is Dedicated to Your Best Health
For professional, dedicated care in Gresham, visit us at Hood View Chiropractic. Hood View Chiropractic specializes in auto-related injuries and are available for immediate care following a motor vehicle accident. Whether you need chiropractic care, massage therapy, or one of our other services in the Gresham area, you’ll find yourself in capable and caring hands at Hood View Chiropractic. The team at Hood View Chiropractic is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain your best health. We are proud to serve the Gresham area and are eager to help you live a life that is pain-free and stress-free. Contact or call us today at (503) 669-1966.
Dr. Amy Hanson, D.C., is a chiropractic physician at Hood View Chiropractic in Gresham. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Western States in 2012 with a prior undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Zoology from North Dakota State University, after which she moved to Oregon to pursue her chiropractic degree. Dr. Hanson is a certified medical examiner for CDL/CLP medical exams.
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