Have you been involved in a car accident? You may want to consult a chiropractor, even if your injuries are minor or if you don’t believe you have any injuries. With some back injuries, soft tissue injuries or whiplash, they may not be noticeable until days after the accident. In particular, symptoms of whiplash can sometimes take weeks or months before becoming noticeable. A chiropractor will be able to discover those injuries and decide on the best course of treatment for them. If after an accident you experience headaches, neck pain, stiffness, shoulder pain, lower back pain, or trouble sleeping, consult a chiropractor immediately.

Research has been done in recent years that proves that injuries can occur in collisions which occur at low speeds. Although an automobile might escape from a very low impact collision with little or no damage, sometimes our bodies aren’t so lucky, particularly if you aren’t wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. If injuries aren’t treated, they can form scar tissue which can lead to much worse health problems over time, such as chronic headaches, arthritis, and neck pain.

For accidents that occur at medium or high speeds, injuries that require chiropractic care are more likely. You could incur small hairline fractures in bones. You will most likely need a realignment of the spine. After you have sought medical treatment for broken bones, internal bleeding and other damage, seek chiropractic care. You may have a lot of problems you don’t know you have.

When you are seeking a chiropractor in that situation, find one that specializes in treating injuries from automobile accidents. Such chiropractors will be trained to find injuries that you may not feel immediately. Seeking chiropractic care now can prevent long-term injuries.

If you have been in an automobile accident in the Dallas metropolitan area, and you have been injured, talk to The Barber Law Firm to learn about your options.