Auto Injures in Highlands Ranch

Whiplash Treatment

Why you should see a Chiropractor after a Car Accident?

Unfortunately, this time of year brings some icy and snowy roads in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. That can equate to some very disturbing driving conditions. Just yesterday, while driving to the Highlands Ranch Whole Foods, I saw a 3 vehicle accident. It wasn’t a huge crash, more of a fender bender, as someone slid through a red light; but any impact makes you cringe. As each driver got out of their car, I couldn’t think to myself how their neck and back were going to hurt tomorrow morning.

How do you know if you should visit your chiropractor after an accident? Does it have to be a major car accident; do you have to feel pain immediately? There are many factors in each car accident. A lot of car accident victims do not feel pain or tightness right away. Some may feel lousy the next morning while in others; it may take a couple weeks for the pain and stiffness to come in. Did you see the accident coming and were you able to brace for it or were you totally unaware that someone was about to rear end you? Did an airbag go off and slam into your face? Was your head turned and/or looking up or down at the time of impact. All these considerations will have an impact on how damaging the car accident may have been to your neck and spine.

One of the best things you can do after any car accident is to visit your chiropractor within 24-48 hours. We can evaluate how much damage has been done and help you get complete flexibility and range of motion back as soon as possible. During any whiplash injury, your muscles and joints want to clamp down and go into spasm as a protective mechanism. It is our job as chiropractors to see which vertebrae and joints took the brunt of the impact and perform specific chiropractic adjustments to help those joints work better. This will also “un-pinch” any nerve that may be constricted from those misaligned vertebrae. One of the classic signs of a pinched nerve after an auto accident is radiating pain or tingling down your arms. Another sign of nerve damage can be migraines or headaches that you did not have prior to the car accident. We can also perform physical therapy modalities such as traction therapy, decompression, vibration massage, etc to calm down the muscles and help you feel much better. Every case is different, we don’t always know how long it will take to get you feeling better, but we will do our best and everything possible to help you forget about your auto accident as soon as possible.

Our office also works closely with Vaughn Law offices to help any legal matters that may involve your auto accident. We want to take all stress away in a time of pain. Our Highlands Ranch Chiropractic office will help you feel better and we will also handle all paperwork and insurance billings with a trusted personal injury attorney. All you have to do is focus on feeling better and getting on with your life.

If you have any questions regarding an auto accident and how chiropractic can help, feel free to visit our website or call and talk to us at (303) 346-4949. You can also set up a free consultation to talk to us and see if chiropractic treatments can help you. Whether you have been in a recent car accident or even if it has been a few years and you are still suffering – Premier Chiropractic in Highlands Ranch will get rid of your neck and back pain fast.

Monday 7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Premier Chiropractic & Natural Medicine
4004 Red Cedar Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
(303) 346-4949

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