Car accidents are notorious for causing hidden injuries, which are injuries with no outward symptoms, like bruising swelling or cuts. You may not even notice any symptoms until two or three days after your car accident. Our Manassas chiropractor can evaluate your spine to determine if you have any hidden car accident injuries.
Are You Exhibiting Symptoms of a Car Accident Injury? Tips From Our Manassas Chiropractor
The most common silent injury caused by car accidents in Manassas and Centreville is whiplash, which is a severe sprain and strain of the neck. This neck injury can cause headaches, blurry vision and upper back and shoulder pain as well as neck stiffness. Directly after your car accident, you may not notice any injuries or feel any pain. The next day, you may notice slight stiffness and pain in your neck. However, it can take up to three days for symptoms to fully manifest, and without treatment, you may experience symptoms for months.
Car Accident Injury Treatment from Our Manassas Chiropractor
Our Manassas chiropractor can diagnose your whiplash injury and shoulder pain and recommend a course of treatment to reduce your symptoms and restore the function of your neck. In the beginning of your car accident injury treatment, our chiropractor may recommend spinal adjustments on your cervical vertebrae and massage therapy.
Getting regular massages helps lower muscle pain while improving circulation and loosening tight muscles and ligaments. Chiropractic adjustments help restore the range of motion of your vertebrae by ensuring they are in their correct locations. When these two treatments are combined, adjustments last longer and pain relief is more readily noticeable.
We may also recommend Kinesio taping, laser therapy and ultrasound to stimulate soft tissue healing as well as corrective exercises and nutritional counseling. Combining multiple treatments often results in faster pain relief and increased rates of healing.