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Ways A Chiropractor Can Help After An Automobile Accident

Being involved in an automobile accident is a traumatic experience and depending upon the extent of your injuries, it can mean months of doctors' appointments, physical therapy, and recovering at home. In addition to the treatments recommended by your doctors, there is another medical professional who can help you recover from your injuries and start enjoying your life again: a chiropractor. Here are several common injuries that can be helped by the skilled hands of a chiropractor.


One of the most common injuries associated with automobile accidents, whiplash occurs when your neck is pushed and pulled back and forth in a forceful, jarring manner. In addition to pain, there are several other symptoms associated with whiplash, including dizziness, shoulder pain, sleep issues, and memory loss. Your chiropractor is the ideal person to help you heal from whiplash and has several ways to help you find relief.

For example, in addition to regular adjustments and spinal manipulation, there are several things your chiropractor can do to ease the symptoms associated with whiplash, including:

  • Muscle stimulation
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Soft tissue therapy

Additionally, your chiropractor can help you find ways to ease the discomfort associated with whiplash while you are at home. For example, some stretches and purchasing the right pillow are simple ways you can find relief at home.

Head and Neck Pain

Although head and neck pain are associated with whiplash, you can suffer those symptoms independently of a whiplash diagnosis. There are several strategies that your chiropractor can suggest that can help you ease any head and neck pain, and the lack of range of motion that is often associated with this type of pain.

For example, regular adjustments and spinal manipulation can help ease your discomfort and increase your range of motion. If you are also dealing with range of motion issues with your hips and legs as well after the accident, your chiropractor can also help you find relief.

Anxiety and Depression

It is not uncommon to suffer from anxiety and depression after an automobile accident, especially if your quality of life is negatively impacted. Visiting your chiropractor can also be beneficial if you are suffering from anxiety and depression. For instance, regular adjustments can help lift your mood, reduce levels of cortisol in the blood, which is a hormone related to stress, and can help boost the chemicals in your brain that make you feel happy.

If you were recently in an automobile accident, visiting your chiropractor is a great way to help relieve symptoms and improve your quality of life.

For more information about auto accident chiropractor treatments, reach out to a chiropractor near you.