Auto accidents can leave you feeling shaken more than just emotionally. The sudden impact and jerking motion can wreak havoc on your spinal alignment. Even if you aren’t injured to the extent that a doctor or emergency room visit is needed, you may still have pain or discomfort in your neck or back.
Car accident injuries may not manifest right away. Often, the adrenaline rush that accompanies these traumatic events dilutes the pain so it is less immediately evident. You may feel fine after the accident, only to find several hours later that you are experiencing headaches, nausea, back pain, dizziness, or other symptoms that could indicate your neck or spine are out of alignment.
Dr. Melo and the team at Results Chiropractic are dedicated to getting you back in the best shape possible. Our innovative approach to auto accident chiropractic care includes root-cause analysis of discomfort and pain utilizing digital imaging and x-ray video. The ability to see exactly what part of your spine is out of alignment as you move means that we are better equipped to not only relieve the pain itself, but to develop a plan for correcting the root issue for long-term relief.
Call Results Chiropractic today at (727) 800-6193 for a complimentary consultation with an auto accident chiropractor.
Whiplash & Car Accident Injuries
Some may experience pain right away, while others may have symptoms that develop over time. One of the more common injuries resulting from car accidents is injury to the neck, such as whiplash. Due to the way your body is held in place during an accident by your seatbelt, your neck and head can be subject to violent motions. Whiplash can often be handled without a trip to the emergency room.
Your St. Petersburg accident chiropractor, Dr. Melo, will analyze your spine using innovative, modern imaging to determine where the issue resides in order to develop a personalized care plan to get you feeling good again.
After an accident, your chiropractor may recommend that you avoid movement if instability of joints or tissues is suspected. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, it is best to remain immobile for 48 to 72 hours. This allows for the inflammation and swelling that occurs after an accident to subside. Ice can be used to cool the inflamed areas, while lying down and resting can help to reduce neck strain and may lead to a faster recovery.
However, it is important not to stay immobile for too long. Once the inflammation has subsided, it is important to go back to regular movement to prevent atrophy and weakness that can make recovery more difficult. Your injury chiropractor can help you to understand exactly what is best for your specific situation.
Get Results with Dr. Melo!
If you are dealing with pain, discomfort, or whiplash as a result of a car accident, Dr. Melo and Results Chiropractic will provide the personalized, innovative chiropractic care you need to get back to feeling like yourself again. We provide non-invasive, innovative chiropractic services targeted at root-cause correction rather than simply treating the symptoms.
For a complimentary consultation, call Dr. Melo today at (727) 800-6193!