Auto Injuries

Shakopee Auto Accident Chiropractor

Car Collision Head OnAre you in the Shakopee, MN area and suffering from an auto injury? Are you unsure of where to seek care? Look no further than chiropractic care with Sylvester Family Chiropractic. Chiropractic treatment is often sought for auto injuries because doctors of chiropractic are incredibly well versed with soft tissue injuries and misalignment. According to the National Safety Council there are more than 12 million auto injuries every year. Of this 12 million, about 1/3 of all claimants seek chiropractic treatment according to the Insurance Research Council.

Car Accident Injuries

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for many auto accident injuries. Whiplash, which is likely the most common injury, occurs during the impact of the accident. Your neck is “whipped” past its normal range of motion and affects the muscles and tissues in both your back and neck. It is common for patients not to experience the side effects of whiplash until days to months after the initial accident. Due to this, we highly recommend seeking chiropractic treatment immediately after an auto accident even if you aren’t experiencing pain.

Injury to the spinal cord can cause pain, numbness, tingling and pinching throughout our body. Shoulder pain, neck pain and lower back pain are very common after an accident. Due to how we sit in a car the lower back takes a lot of the punch in accidents. Even minor fender benders can quickly cause pain in the lower back.

Headaches after an auto accident are not something to take lightly. While the first few weeks post-accident your headaches may be a bit more painful, they shouldn’t last much longer than this. If you are having consistent headaches or more severe headaches for weeks to follow, visit a chiropractor for assessment.

Chiropractic Care for Auto Injuries

Chiropractic adjustments can relieve nerves of their misalignment. Soft tissue treatment of stiff muscles and strained tendons and ligaments can help alleviate pain. Chiropractic care can help keep the muscles in the neck from tensing up which will helping alleviate headaches and pain. Your Shakopee chiropractors will also go over pain management techniques and rehabilitation options to help restore mobility.