What Should You Do If You’ve Been In A Car Accident?

With the prevalence of car accidents happening every day, it’s important to know what to do if you are involved. Getting in a car accident can affect your neck and back, and may also result in whiplash, headaches, shoulder, jaw pain and even concussion symptoms.The impact on the body from a car accident can cause stretching and tearing of the soft tissues which hold the spine together. Often times, symptoms are not felt immediately after the collision, and can appear weeks or months later. Because of this, it’s very important to consult a medical professional on your condition following a motor vehicle accident. Chiropractic care is used to help fix car accident-induced injuries, such as whiplash.

Studies have shown that exercises and various stretches of the neck can be used along with chiropractic care to reduce pain and provide mobility, while also strengthening the surrounding muscles.

If you have recently been involved in a traffic collision, be sure to file an accident report and understand what your automobile insurance benefits entail. It is also imperative to consult a medical professional to ensure there are no residual symptoms lingering from the initial trauma. Then, don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us. Give us a call at (408) 248-8700

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