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Ask the Chiropractor: Why Should I Seek Treatment After an Auto Accident?

Don't Put it Off -- Treat Your Whiplash Today

Auto Accident Whiplash Injury AtlantaCar accidents, especially those in which you are rear-ended, are known to cause whiplash. The symptoms of whiplash may not appear for 24 hours -- in fact, most people do not realize they have sprained or strained their necks until they wake up the next morning with severe headaches and/or vomiting due to the pain. That is why it is important to see a chiropractor in Atlanta immediately after a car accident.

Most Common Atlanta Car Accident Injury: Whiplash

Whiplash is essentially a severe sprain of the neck. It occurs when the head is jerked rapidly back and forth. If you’re suffering the effects of whiplash you’re not alone – more than 100,000 people in the US experience whiplash each year. Symptoms of neck sprains include a sore neck and shoulders, dizziness, lack of concentration, severe headaches and numbness in the arms and/or hands. These symptoms may or may not go away with time.

Almost 15 percent of whiplash suffers continue to feel pain and experience headaches up to one year after their auto accident injury, and in some cases the symptoms increase in severity. Because your pain may increase, it’s very important to seek immediate treatment from our Atlanta chiropractor, Dr. Simon, right after your accident.

Century Center Chiropractic Offers Treatment for Neck Pain

Our Atlanta chiropractor offers comprehensive, non-invasive treatment for neck pain that includes a thorough evaluation. Procedures and treatments often include manually realigning the neck and spine, alternately applying heat and ice to the area, shoulder and neck massages, and physical therapy. The longer your injury goes undiagnosed, the harder it is to treat. We always recommend that patients with symptoms of a neck sprain schedule an appointment with our chiropractor as soon as possible after an auto accident.

Would you visit a chiropractor in Atlanta after a car accident to treat your neck pain? Tell us all about it in the comments.

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