Car accidents are exceedingly common events, and unfortunately can lead to significant emotional, financial, and physical stress. A doctor of chiropractic is often one of the first health care professionals consulted following an auto accident, and for good reason. Chiropractors are highly skilled in the evaluation and treatment of bodily injuries related to several major systems, including the musculoskeletal, neurological, immunological, metabolic, and even psychological system.

I’ve been in a car accident. Should I see a chiropractor?

Yes! If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, it’s important to consult with a chiropractor as soon as possible. Hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline, surge in the body during a traumatic event, which can actually mask pain and other symptoms for days or even weeks after the injury has occurred. So, even if you aren’t having any immediate symptoms, it’s critical to see a chiropractor right away. This is the best way to ensure that any underlying injury receives early detection and treatment, which can prevent chronic health problems and improve your long-term health outcomes.

Chiropractors use drug-free and natural treatment methods to reduce pain, restore the body’s normal alignment and mobility, promote tissue healing, and accelerate recovery. Treatment methods include spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, electrical stimulation, spinal decompression, massage therapy, and lifestyle and nutritional counseling.

What are the most common auto accident injuries?

Five common auto accident injuries treated by chiropractors include:

  • Whiplash (neck injury)
  • Headaches and Dizziness
  • Upper, Middle, or Low Back Pain and Stiffness
  • Muscle strains and spasms
  • Ligament strains

Have you been injured in a car accident in the areas of Redding, Anderson, Bella Vista, Centerville, Happy Valley, Cottonwood, Shasta Lake City, Red Bluff, Palo Cedro, Weed, and Yreka? See Our Chiropractor Today!

The team at Churn Creek Chiropractic wants you and your loved ones to return to healthy, pain-free living as soon as possible following an auto accident. To schedule an initial consultation and to learn more about our chiropractic services, call us at (530) 221-4991We are currently serving the communities of Redding, Weed, Anderson, Palo Cedro, Red Bluff, Cottonwood, Centerville, Bella Vista, Happy Valley, Shasta Lake City, and Yreka CA.

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