Auto Accidents

ChiroFit

Chiropractors located in Barrington, IL

Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries sustained in automobile accidents are hard to treat with conventional medicine. Chiropractic offers ways to correct misalignments of the spine and damage to soft tissues that occur when you experience impact, even at low speeds. Soft tissue injuries can occur at speeds as little as 5-8mph. The doctors at ChiroFit in Barrington, Illinois, offer expert treatment for accident victims. Call ChiroFit to make an appointment with Dr. David Crosson, Dr. Mitch Boyd, Dr. Michael Bettale, or Dr. Jennine Morgan or use the online booking agent.

Auto Accidents Q & A

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What is whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when your head suddenly snaps back and forth. Nearly 300,000 whiplash injuries occur yearly, due to car accidents or other incidents. Even if you walk away from an accident, you may have sustained whiplash.

The sudden impact of a collision causes microtears in the connective tissue around the neck and cervical spine.

What are symptoms of whiplash?

Symptoms of whiplash do include pain at the neck and spine. You may have trouble turning your head or just feel stiff. Other symptoms include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Arm or shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue

Will whiplash heal on its own?

The immediate pain of whiplash may take months to resolve on its own and not seeking immediate treatment can lead to complications in the neck, shoulders, upper, and lower parts of the back long after an accident occurs. You may have symptoms, compromised range of motion, and decreased function that persists long after the initial accident. Relief from chiropractic care relies on quick and consistent care, even when pain is absent in order to restore normal functioning of the joints in the spine.

How can chiropractic care help with whiplash?

The doctors at ChiroFit treat whiplash without drugs or invasive methods. Gentle manipulations of the spine help regain your full range of motion and decrease feelings of pain after a trauma. Regaining full range of motion in the spine also supports long-term healing of the muscles and ligaments following an auto-accident.

ChiroFit also offers physical therapy and corrective exercise as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation plan. When combined with the adjustment, these movements help improve flexibility in the joints of the body, strengthen the muscles, and stabilize the spine.

What other ways can chiropractic care help relieve pain following an automobile accident?

Although whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, it’s not the only one. Lower back and middle back pain, soft tissue injuries, and hip dysfunction can result. Headaches caused by trauma, and not whiplash, can also be treated at ChiroFit.

Disc herniations are another injury often sustained in a car accident. The force of impact may damage one of the discs in your back. It can herniate or tear and put pressure on nerves, so you may experience sciatica or other pain as a result. Trust the doctors at ChiroFit to help you heal and restore full range of motion and function.