After an auto accident pain or discomfort may not appear immediately. Sometimes it can take weeks to months for symptoms to appear. You may not immediately realize that after an accident you have been hurt.
Whiplash is by far the most common injury to the neck and spine during an auto accident. This is caused by a sudden movement (snap) of the neck either forward, backwards or sideways.
Without neck pain, back pain or stiffness, it is easy to think that one has walked away from an accident unscathed. However, research has shown that an impact as little as 5 mph can cause damage from whiplash to the joints, ligaments, muscles and other tissues. This damage can further predispose that area to debilitating and permanent disc and joint issues.
Most doctors will prescribe pain medication to mask symptoms you may have. The Chiropractic approach to these types of injuries is to use specific Chiropractic Adjustments, Physiotherapy and eventually stretching and exercise to help restore spinal function.
Dr. Miniaci has the following Certifications:
- Certified in Chiropractic Soft Tissue & Spinal Trauma Doctor(CCSD)
- Certified Masters Program in Whiplash
- Certified Chiropractic Rehabilitation Doctor (CCRD)
Don’t just sit back and not seek an evaluation after an accident. You will be doing a disservice to yourself and your health.
Make an appointment today at the Miniaci Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, LLC for a complete and thorough evaluation. 203-469-5210