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A car accident is a traumatic event, both physically and mentally. Unless you’ve sustained obvious scrapes, bruises, or broken bones, it can be difficult to notice any adverse effects at all. It’s no wonder that many underlying injuries often go unnoticed until they’ve begun to take a toll on your body. Unfortunately, it’s the skeletal damage and misalignment that can cause the most harm to your nervous system.

Chiropractic care is dedicated to helping patients maximize their overall wellness. A car accident may set you back, but we’re here to help you get back on track. Join us as we take a closer look at some of the most common injuries and what we do to help our clients regain their health post-accident.

First, a list of conditions and symptoms often found in victims of a car accident:

  • Whiplash. A violent jolt can lead to issues in your neck. Symptoms of whiplash can include neck pain, headaches, numbness, or fatigue. It’s important to note, however, that symptoms may not appear until up to 24 hours after the incident.
  • Nerve Compression. The forces at play in a traffic accident can put your body under enormous pressure. It’s not uncommon for nerves to become pinched and compressed between vertebrae.
  • Muscular Strain. If muscles are stretched beyond their limit, then you risk damaging them. Muscular strain is common in the neck, shoulders, and back after an accident.
  • Brain Injury. Bumps and bruises are considered minor injuries, but a severe blow to the head is a different matter entirely. Your brain may be jostled inside your skull, leading to injuries like a concussion or contusion.

In-office, chiropractors seek to promote recovery and restore quality of life to victims of traffic accidents. Spinal manipulation can relieve any excess pressure on nerves, helping to improve blood flow and restore function and mobility. It can also be used to reduce prolonged inflammation that may be doing more harm than good.

But that’s not all. Chiropractors also seek to equip their patients with the tools to improve their habits and lifestyle at home and at work. Ergonomics, exercise, and nutrition, just to name a few examples. Stress management is of utmost importance as well, especially for accident victims, as we tend to hold those emotions in our body.

Returning to a state of wellness and normalcy after a motor vehicle accident can be a challenge, but you can count on the support of Wirth Chiropractic. Our offices are located in Greenville, so drop in or give us a call today to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!