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Posted on 06-15-2017
At Cole Chiropractic Clinic, our chiropractor in Tulsa, Dr. Christopher Cole emphasizes the importance of seeking immediate medical care after a vehicle collision. Though many injuries potentially sustained in an auto accident are immediately apparent, some, like whiplash, are usually not. After even a minor fender-bender, whiplash injuries can occur, but symptoms often do not present themselves for days or even weeks after the accident. For this reason, we encourage everyone who has been involved in a vehicle accident to seek immediate medical care for whiplash evaluation, diagnosis, and whiplash treatment. If left untreated, whiplash can lead to neck, back, and shoulder pain, headaches, migraines, limited range of motion, tingling in the arms and hands, and even severe depression, irritability, and insomnia.
When hit from behind, the necks of passengers in a vehicle move in a whip-like motion, hyperflexing and hyperextending the soft tissues in the neck. This movement outside of the neck's normal range of motion causes tissue damage and puts a strain on the vertebrae of the neck. Chiropractic spinal adjustments specifically treat musculoskeletal injuries by targeting the injured area, reducing inflammation, and increasing circulation to relieve pain, prevent scar tissue, and deliver the nutrients necessary for accelerated healing.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, we encourage you to seek treatment right away. Vehicle accidents often result in injuries which initially present no symptoms, such as whiplash and even herniated discs. Early diagnosis and treatment will reduce the severity of future symptoms and complications due injury. With an individualized chiropractic care wellness plan, Tulsa auto accident injury treatment is designed to help each patient heal and resume normal activity as quickly as possible. If you are a new patient, we encourage you to contact our office at 918-664-2273 for a free consultation and immediate auto accident injury relief.
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