A car accident is a traumatic event for your body. External forces transfers energy into your body which then creates injuries. The most common injury is whiplash injury. With whiplash injuries the neck is forced into hyperextension then hyperflexion. This motion can create ligament damage and muscle strain. Sprains/strains can take 6-8 weeks to heal with proper care. Other injuries include neck pain, back pain, headaches, radiating pain, shoulder pain and much more. After an auto accident it may take 24-72 hours for you to feel pain. It is important to seek care as soon as possible after an accident to prevent further injury. Sometimes you may not feel the pain from an accident right away. For some it could take days, weeks, even months before the effects of an accident surfaces. This is why it is important to seek care immediately after an accident. A chiropractor can assess all the injuries and treat them appropriately.
At Journey Family Chiropractic every auto accident may be different, but we treat each patient as family. Our goal is to get you out of pain and keep you out of pain. Then get you as close as possible to your pre-accident case.
Alpharetta Chiropractor, Dr. Bates takes care of patients with many health issues. Her goal is to allow you to have the best quality of life possible.