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Auto Accidents

Have you or someone you know been involved in a motor vehicle collision? One of the most common injuries from a car crash is the damaging effect of whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a sudden, jarring movement of the head is sustained backward, forward or even to the side. Whiplash destabilizes the spine and causes severe pain as well as these other indicators:

• Blurred vision
• Neck pain
• Headaches
• Dizziness
• Shoulder pain
• Reduced range of motion in the neck
• Arm pain
• Neck stiffness
• Low back pain

It is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an automobile accident. If you allow the effects of whiplash to go untreated it WILL induce long-term pain at some point in your life. The seriousness of the physical effects of an accident is not always known or felt immediately after an accident, and most people believe if they walk away without anything broken they are “fine”. Evidence now shows this is NOT TRUE!  It can take days, weeks or even months for major symptoms to show up, which is why chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has been through a trauma.

Any body part that is jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly and beyond normal limits can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. Those supporting the head and neck are especially vulnerable to this kind of tearing during a collision. Since chiropractors specialize in the care of bones, muscles, nerves and connective tissue, they are crucial to visit after an accident. All those major parts of the body are important to keep in optimal health and correct alignment so they can function properly and all body systems can operate seamlessly.

Early care and treatment means full healing and recovery is quickly realized. Even a “fender bender” that is seemingly minor with limited damage to the car itself can cause serious injury to the driver and passengers. Studies have shown accidents at speeds of less than 10 miles per hour can still cause soft tissue damage, and because the symptoms of that damage might not show up until much later we unfortunately often don’t see the patient for care until the damage is permanent.

Chiropractic treatments are the right step toward restoring the body. They relieve pain, make necessary adjustments to align the spine and in our office often include other forms of therapy to help speed the process of healing along.

What to expect
It is important that we collect as much information as we can to correctly identify the cause or causes of your condition.  Because of this we do a thorough evaluation before any treatment is rendered.  But really, would you rather us guess or know when treating your condition?  A typical new patient examination will take less than 20 minutes, but the results will give us all the information we need to be able to accurately diagnose if we can help you.
Do NOT wait!  By the time symptoms appear the condition can be difficult if not impossible to correct.  If you or someone you know has been in an accident call Active Health Chiropractic today and we’ll work hard to show you our commitment to excellence!
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Tuesday 3pm-6pm (Closed Fridays)

1112 Oakridge Drive, Fort Collins 80525