When it comes to injuries following a car accident, there is often more to them than what meets the eye. Many victims of a collision have issues lurking below the surface that often do not manifest until well after the more superficial injuries have been addressed.
Many of the more obvious injuries can be addressed immediately by paramedics or ER physicians. Lingering or delayed injuries, however, may not be treatable through conventional means. If you are experiencing some of the following effects and have been involved in a car accident, you can find relief from consulting a chiropractic doctor sooner rather than later.
Every Body is Different and Responds Differently
One of the most important realities of car crashes is that not everyone’s body responds the same way. Put two individuals in the same exact scenario and they could very well come out with two very different results. Therefore, traditional treatments with a one size fit all approach leaves many patients feeling hopeless.
Often times, the mental and emotional trauma following a car accident can mask injuries that manifest at a later time. Once the body has begun to regulate from the shock of a car accident, patients can begin experiencing new headaches, pain, or stiffness.
Depending on the severity of the pain, these new symptoms can be a red flag for a more serious condition. Other commonly delayed issues can be numbness in the extremities or even a change in personality.
Swelling Can Come and Go But Leave a Major Mark
Due to the ebb and flow of inflammation in various parts of the body, the head and neck in particular, its effects can change over time following a car accident. Loss of feeling or basic motor skills can be due to simple inflammation or could be the result of serious damage to the spinal column. Given the wide range of causes, anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention.
Following the care victims of a car accident typically receive, it is often helpful to follow up with a chiropractic doctor to address new or lingering symptoms. Despite their best efforts, many patients do not experience relief from symptoms due to injury while under the care of a single provider.
Consulting an experienced and licensed chiropractic physician like Dr. Keren Gomez opens a whole world of treatments that rehab car accident victims and relieve pain in different parts of the body. Call Dr. Keren Gomez at 305-761-6528 or use our online appointment scheduler to book a consultation today.