Auto Accident Injury FAQ
An auto accident injury can cause several health problems, and many of them are treatable with chiropractic care. Pain, numbness, soreness, whiplash, shoulder and back problems, headaches, and dizziness are conditions our chiropractor can treat. At Armstrong Chiropractic in Temple, TX, Dr. Stephen Armstrong has been helping patients recover from their auto accident injuries since 1992. We are answering some of the most commonly asked questions about auto accident injuries to help you understand why seeing a chiropractor is important to your recovery process.
Why Should I See a Chiropractor After An Auto Accident?
Sometimes, an auto accident injury can take 48 hours to weeks to show any symptoms. If you visit a chiropractor as soon after the accident, you will be able to avoid much of the pain associated with whiplash and other common auto injuries.
My Arm and Leg Wasn't Hurt in the Accident, So Why Am I Feeling Pain There?
Pain and numbness in the extremities often start in the spine. The spine is often thrown out of alignment during a car crash, which can result in pinched or compressed nerves along the spine. These pinched and compressed nerves can create tingling, numbness, or even pain in the arms, legs, hands. Our chiropractor can relieve these nerve problems with spinal adjustments and corrective exercises.
My Accident Was Minor. Should I Still See a Chiropractor?
Yes! Even collisions going as slowly as 15 miles per hour can cause spinal misalignment, whiplash, or problems with the soft tissue. If nothing else, you owe it to yourself to be examined by our chiropractor to make sure that you don't have any problems that could develop in the future from your accident.
How Many Sessions Will It Take for Me to Heal?
We've found that most patients report some relief after their very first session. However, it may take a few sessions to experience pain relief, increase range of motion, and reduce stiffness and soreness. The actual number of sessions will vary with each patient and based on the severity of the accident.
Your Auto Accident Injury Relief is A Phone Call Away
Armstrong Chiropractic has helped patients in Temple heal from their injuries for over 25 years. If you're suffering after an auto injury, or want to make sure there are no lingering effects from your car crash, call us today at 254-778-5575 to schedule a consultation.