Avoiding the Potential Long-Term Effects of a Car Accident

back painWe regularly witness collisions and fender benders on commercials, in the movies, or even while driving down the road in real life. The regularity with which we see these incidents play out on the screen totally desensitizes us to the realities of car accidents.

While we can regularly witness car accidents without much repercussion, there is nothing quite like experiencing one for yourself. The regret, the second-guessing, and other mental ramifications of a car accident only compound the physical and legal consequences.

The Effects of a Car Accident Can Be Experienced Well into The Future

While much of the fallout following a car accident is experienced shortly thereafter, there is also major potential for physical issues to lag well after a victim thinks that he or she is out of the woods. Injuries sustained in even a minor car accident can have long-lasting effects for those involved.

Rather than being a result of pain, the tears that follow any collision—no matter how minor—are often due to the stress and embarrassment experienced by drivers in the moments following an accident. Once the shock and emotions wear off, people realize that their body has sustained a greater impact than first realized.

The typical physical effects of a car accident such as whiplash, fractures, sprains, and other trauma to the spinal region often lead to long-term emotional and mental issues later. When those who suffer a physical injury choose to heal by waiting it out or just treat the symptoms with prescriptions, they often times end up suffering in other ways.

The Right Chiropractic Care Helps Patients Avoid More Suffering

Those who find a medical professional who provides healing through proper rehabilitation are less likely to suffer secondary mental and emotional effects from their injuries. Chiropractic manipulations, for example, help the body to release natural anti-inflammatory chemicals that reduce internal swelling and pain.

A combination of inflammation and pain that presents in the body well after the initial trauma can lead to loss of mobility in different parts of the body. The psychological effects of these injuries can be devastating to the victim of a car accident.

Fortunately, there are medical professionals like Dr. Keren Gomez who are well educated and experienced in providing rehabilitation to patients who have sustained an injury from a car accident. Call the offices of Dr. Keren Gomez at 954-510-5518 or use the online appointment scheduler to book a consultation and learn how the proper chiropractic care leads to full healing.