Neck Pain Treatment from an Auto Accident
Auto accidents impact your health by causing physical injuries to your body. Even a minor accident may cause neck pain and similar discomfort that persists without proper treatment. When you visit a chiropractor to address your discomfort, we focus on the injuries that cause your pain.
Common Causes of Neck Pain After a Car Accident
The causes of neck pain after a car accident depend on the severity of the crash. A major crash may cause severe injuries to the neck, spine, and back that cause pain throughout the entire area. Minor accidents may cause a strain in the neck or whiplash.
Whiplash is a common neck injury from an auto accident because it occurs when your head suddenly snaps forward and backward. The injury causes pain in your neck, insomnia, headaches and general tension throughout the area. By treating the injury, you reduce the risk of complications and prevent further injuries to your neck.
Chiropractic Treatment in San Antonio
Chiropractic treatment in San Antonio for neck injuries vary based on the severity of the injury. Depending on the injury, we may recommend chiropractic adjustments to your neck or decompression therapy to reduce pressure from a herniated disc in the neck and spine. If the injury occurred recently and you have signs of inflammation, then we may recommend ice and heat to help reduce the inflammation before developing a personalized treatment plan.
We recommend massage therapy to help reduce pain from tension in the neck and shoulders. It also helps with deep tissue injuries, which may occur in whiplash or as a neck strain.
Our treatments focus on addressing your injuries and the discomfort you experience. You do not want to wait for treatment when you have signs of whiplash, since it may worsen over time without proper care and treatment.
When to Work with a Chiropractor
A chiropractor in our clinic offers solutions to help with whiplash and neck pain. Depending on your injuries, we develop a personalized plan to help reduce your pain and address the discomfort. We recommend treatment as soon as possible after an auto accident to prevent further injuries from your normal activities.
If you do not seek immediate attention from a professional, then consider treatment when you notice the discomfort or it persists. Whiplash can cause delayed symptoms that take hours or even a few days before you notice the discomfort. Without proper treatment, your symptoms may persist for several weeks or even months. We recommend treating the discomfort and pain when you notice the injury or when you get into an accident to prevent complications.
Call Us Today To Start Relieving Your Pain!
Getting into a car accident impacts your health by injuring your body. When you notice neck pain and you want to address the discomfort, a chiropractor in our clinic offers a natural strategy to assist with your recovery goals. To learn more about treating pain in your neck after an accident or for an appointment with a professional, call (210) 545-1144 today.