Even a minor car accident or fender bender can cause injuries that you may need to have checked out medically as you recover. If you are able to walk away from the accident without a broken bone or obvious injury, you probably consider yourself lucky and may go about your day normally. It is important to keep in mind, however, that you may not feel the effects of the car accident right away. Soreness, tightness, soft tissue injury and other persistent pain may not surface for 24-48 hours after an accident. Having a minor accident can still require you to require treatment in order to relieve the discomfort you feel. St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center has helped many individuals recover after a car accident, no matter how serious.
Common Injuries After An Auto Accident
The most common injuries that occur with a minor car accident include whiplash, back pain, knee pain and soft tissue injuries. Whiplash is one of the very most common injuries that can occur after a car accident. It is caused by the impact of the crash itself as your body absorbs the force of being in a car that has to come to a full stop within seconds. You can get whiplash no matter how severe your accident is, especially if you had to slam on your brakes to stop suddenly. The sooner you seek treatment for whiplash and other car accident injuries the better off you will be.
The team at St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center is ready to help you treat any injuries related to your car accident. Our team will listen to your account of the accident, provide a thorough examination and develop an individualized treatment plan that will help you recover quickly and fully, even if your injuries are minor. Our biggest piece of advice is not to ignore your symptoms. It is always better to get checked out than suffer and realize later that simple treatment would have relieved your symptoms. Our treatment can include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy, and electrostimulation, or a combination of these treatments. We will try to treat the root of your injury, not just mask your discomfort with over the counter (or prescription) medications.
Chiropractic Care For Car Accident Injuries
If you have recently been in a car accident, even a minor one, do not wait another day. Call the team at St. Paul Chiropractic & Natural Medicine Center at 651.644.7207 to schedule an appointment.