Spinal Health After an Accident

Teenage Driver Suffering Whiplash Injury Traffic Accident Rubbing Neck With Hand.

The human body is very resilient but also an extraordinarily complex machine. One of the most important parts of the body is the spine. The spine allows you to bend, flex, twist, and move in the way that allows you to lift, stoop, and much more. Protected by the spine, inside the spinal column, is the cluster of nerves that connect your body parts to each other. These nerves are the spinal cord and the spinal cord is the network of wiring that allows your brain to tell your feet what to do, as well as every other moving part you have. When the spine is damaged, it is important to take great care in healing, realigning and strengthening the spine. 

If you have ever suffered a minor fender bender in an automobile, you’ve likely had some form of whiplash. Whiplash happens in the neck from the quick stop that happens from an impact. The head is forced forward by forward momentum. The sudden snap that happens from the that head moving forward and the body stopping against a seat belt can cause extreme pain but typically it isn’t immediately noticeable. Many times, the victim will wake the next day or two and realize that they cannot move or are in extreme pain. 

Most cases of whiplash and sprained backs are not apparent for one to three days after an accident that has injured the spine. Severe whiplash requires x-rays and wearing a neck brace that immobilizes the neck, allowing it to heal. Many times, people choose to see a chiropractor to help heal the spine. A chiropractor specializes in the spine and its alignment. Misalignments in the spine can cause issues for the entire body because it is thrown out of balance. 

For you to maintain your balance, your optimum level of function, it is imperative that the spine be in correct alignment. Much of this alignment is relative to having enough core muscle. The body core muscle strength helps hold the body in place, which helps correct spinal movement. A chiropractor can adjust the spine and then teach you exercises to perform so that you can strengthen those areas to help hold the spine in the correct position. It often takes a few adjustments done in conjunction with the exercises to make the spine truly healthy again. 

For an auto accident chiropractor Atlanta GA has turned to before, check reviews and get recommendations. Some insurance covers chiropractic care and if the accident was the fault of another driver, more than likely their insurance will cover your visits. Make sure that your own insurance policy covers chiropractic care in the event of a car accident, especially if the other driver is uninsured. Spinal injuries are the number one issue from car accidents.

Make sure that you are covered and will have the ability to get the care that you need. Chiropractic care is extremely important, and you should learn everything that you can about how to keep your spine in top condition before an accident happens. The stronger your core muscles are, the healthier your spine will always be.

 

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