Don’t Assume You’re OK After an Auto Accident
If you’ve been in an auto accident, the sooner you visit a chiropractor in Alameda or Oakland California, the better.
If the accident was a simple fender bender, you probably shrugged it off and went about your business. Or maybe you felt a little sore, so you visited a doctor to complain about back or neck pain. The doctor probably prescribed medication for immediate relief and sent you home to “heal.”
The truth is, just as your car needs body work even after a minor car crash, you probably need a “tune-up” from a chiropractor. According to a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine in 1999: “Whiplash injuries are common. Chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment in chronic cases.”
Whiplash occurs when a rear-impact collision abruptly whips your spine backward and forward. It doesn’t have to be a high-speed accident, either. Even a 5-mile-per-hour collision in an Oakland or Alameda parking lot can cause whiplash.
Left untreated, whiplash can have a serious impact on your health, leading to months or even years of chronic pain. The problem is – you might not feel any symptoms for days, or even months. A visit to a chiropractor can reveal those injuries and get you started back on the road to health.
Other injuries you might sustain in an auto accident are sprained muscles, tendons, ligaments and discs in and around the spine. Your spine could also be pushed out of alignment, which can interrupt the flow of messages that your nervous system delivers from the brain down through the spinal cord and out to all the structures of your body.
Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) will not only help alleviate pain from whiplash injuries, but can also improve or in some cases restore normal spinal alignment.
What Should You Do After a Car Accident?
Dr. Cynthia Boyd and her team at Symmetry Health Center are among a handful of Oakland and Alameda-area chiropractors certified in CBP, which is the most researched and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique. Unlike regular chiropractic, which focuses on immediate pain relief, Chiropractic BioPhysics goes one step further to correct the source of the problem.
If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident, take advantage of our no-charge consultation. Contact us to determine if you are a candidate for care at one of our Symmetry Health Center locations in Oakland or Alameda.
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