When you are hurt in a car crash, it can cause ongoing issues with neck pain and back pain, even if you don’t feel it right away on the day of the accident. Delays in the onset of symptoms are extremely common, and well-documented in medical literature. Discovering and paying attention to potential long-term issues from a car accident right away can make a huge difference to your health going forward.
Whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries. Whiplash happens when a car stops suddenly and the passengers are violently pushed forward against their seat belts and then back again. Whiplash injuries can manifest as neck pain, headaches, fatigue, upper back and shoulder pain, pain or numbness in the arms and legs, low back pain, and cognitive changes.
Scott family health recommends seeing a doctor of chiropractic for evaluation as soon as possible after an accident, so proper diagnosis of post-traumatic injuries can be documented. According to this diagnosis, treatments including massage, acupuncture, physical therapy, and chiropractic may be prescribed.
Left untreated, auto accident injuries can become far worse over time. If you are suffering after being in a car accident, please contact our office so the doctors at Scott Family Health can help you determine how severe an injury is, and how to best get you out of pain. We have office locations in Loveland and Fort Collins; call 970-663-2225.
Dr. Scott Hessler, D.C., serves as Chief of Staff at Scott Family Health and Integrative Health. He received his Bachelor of Science from University of Wyoming in 1994 and Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College in 2004. In his spare time, he enjoys being a mentor to his two boys, being a great husband to his wife, Wendi, as well as camping, fly fishing, four-wheeling, and golf.