Auto Injury

Auto Accident and Collision Injury Chiropractic Care in Napa

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident as a driver or passenger at any speed, you should have your spine and nervous system checked immediately. It is not uncommon for painful symptoms to show up later when you don’t feel much pain initially after the impact.

Even when there are no broken bones, collision injuries are extremely harmful to the musculoskeletal structure of your entire body. Whiplash injuries are often a result. This can be extremely painful and cause headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, and many other symptoms Chiropractic is extremely effective when treating these types of conditions.

One of the most stressful aspects of living in modern life is dealing with the problems that arise after an auto accident. Some auto accident injuries are hidden and seldom detected for months or even years. Victims often settle their case with the insurance companies before getting evaluated from a Doctor trained in soft tissue injuries such as a chiropractor.

Auto accidents can cause post traumatic osteoarthritis, which can ruin your posture (giving you a slumped or hump back appearance).  Osteoarthritis can cause the discs in your spine to degenerate and create scar tissue formation leading to chronic stiffness and the inability to move properly.

If you have been in an auto accident, you need a doctor that is trained in the biomechanics of the human body; someone who treats these injuries every day. In addition, x-rays can be taken to find out if there has been any structural damage.

Most chiropractors evaluate auto accident victims, and make any appropriate referrals to other health care providers if needed.