Car Accident Chiropractor Wheaton, MD

Have you been injured in an auto accident? If so, please call a car accident chiropractor Wheaton, MD families trust.

Many victims of car accidents will not feel pain for several days or weeks – sometimes even months. Suddenly, out of the blue, they feel pain. This is often because of a spinal misalignment that gradually exerted force onto the nerves, tissues, and tendons. Without getting treatment for this pain, health problems and a reduction in the quality of your life can result.

The Science 

Even a small collision, such as a fender bender, or where there are no signs of damage to vehicles, can generate enough force to cause damage to the skeletal structure of the head, neck, and spine. For example, while traveling on a plane, approximately 9gs of velocity are exerted onto the spine; thereby, causing changes in its structure. In a standard collision at 36 miles per hour, at least 10 gs of velocity are exerted. In a 6 mile per hour collision, there are about 13 gs exerted onto the body! If you don’t understand how force can injury the body, please talk with a chiropractor Wheaton, MD men and women respect.

The changes in velocity (moving objects colliding and stopping into one another abruptly), along with the vehicular impact, (or crush factor) can cause significant damage. While newer cars are designed to allow occupants room; thereby, enabling the car to absorb more of the force (crush factor). At just 6 miles per hour, a vehicle does not crush. As a result, the g force is completely absorbed into the occupants. In other words, it is possible to be injured in any collision regardless of how fast, or slow, the car was going.

All too often, as a car accident chiropractor in Wheaton, MD might explain to you, ER doctors will tell a patient that there is no damage to the spine. Usually, the damage they are referring to is a fracture. They generally are not talking about the ligaments and whether they have sustained any damage. These kinds of injuries may lie dormant for days or weeks before their signs manifest.

Finding Relief After a Car Accident

With any injury pain is usually one of the last symptoms to appear, but also one of the first to leave. The first way to alleviate some or all of the pain after a car accident is to reduce inflammation. People who come into our clinic often have that goal in mind. This is typically one of our first objectives and may include steps such as:

  • Identifying the cause of the problem
  • Create a specialized care plan
  • Implement that care plan
  • Suggest practical ways that you can participate in the recovery
  • Explain how important post-symptomatic care is, and how to practice that

Once the pain has subsided, we may encourage you to make use of corrective care. This includes fixing the structure of the actual root cause of the pain. Your Wheaton, MD car accident chiropractor will try to restore your range of motion, without pain, as well as enable your body to resume its normal functioning rather than staging within a comfort zone that works around, and with, the pain. For an appointment with a car accident chiropractor in Wheaton, MD, call AmeriWell Clinics.