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The Importance of Seeking Prompt Care After an Auto Accident

Whether you’re involved in a low-speed parking lot fender bender or a high-speed freeway collision, your body has sustained a degree of trauma. You may experience symptoms that include a headache, numbness and tingling down your arms and legs, muscle spasms, back pain and whiplash.

‘But It Was Just a Minor Accident’

Immediately after an auto accident, adrenaline runs high. That’s why many people don’t experience pain until a few days later. You may be tempted to just wait it out thinking that the pain will go away in time and you’ll be fine. That’s not the case, however. In fact, your pain will only get worse and it will be more difficult to address if ignored.

That’s why we always recommend that anyone who’s been involved in an auto accident gets evaluated as soon as possible.

We Can Address Those ‘Invisible’ Injuries

Auto accident-related symptoms such as back and neck pain, whiplash, headaches and dizziness don’t always show up right away. Chiropractic care can help to address these symptoms effectively.

Reduce Inflammation

When you are injured in a car accident, common injuries such as micro-tears in the muscles and ligaments occur. Such injuries aren’t diagnosed by an X-ray. These muscle tears are why many people wake up feeling sore after an auto accident, even though their X-rays appear normal. Dr. Brown can provide a non-invasive adjustment to realign the spinal column, which can help reduce pain and inflammation in your body.

Reduce Scar Tissue

Following an auto accident injury, there can be scar tissue present in your muscles. Scar tissue can result in stiffness and discomfort or pain. Dr. Brown can use specific techniques to address the damaged areas so that the scar tissue can be broken up quicker versus letting it heal on its own. With a decrease in scar tissue, you will feel better and heal at an accelerated rate.

If you’ve been in an auto accident, it’s crucial that you seek care right away. Call (864) 271-0001 today to book an appointment.

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