Auto Accident Care in Vista

Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident in Vista

Have you been in a car accident? Auto collisions happen every day. Not only are they scary, but they can cause severe injuries. If you’re in a car accident, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, it’s best to get checked out right away.

Not all injuries result in pain right away. Sometimes it’s obvious that you are hurt, while other times, pain can manifest over time and appear several weeks, months, or even years later. Our chiropractic team is here to evaluate you after your accident and make sure we stay on top of any developing issues. Doctor Elliott has had extra training in assessing and treating auto and work injuries. He was a qualified Industrial Disability Evaluator for the state of California for 5 years, so you are in good hands here. It’s important to get ahead of your injuries rather you realize they are there, or not. Waiting can cause long-term issues for your body.

Injury Treatment

If you’re feeling the impacts of a car accident, you’ll want to seek professional attention soon to get to the root cause of the problem.

Whiplash & Headaches

Whiplash and headaches are the primary injuries people deal with from accidents. Chiropractic care can help you heal faster and feel great again.

Long Term Prevention

Even without obvious pain or discomfort, chiropractic care will ensure no problems arise later down the road from your accident.

During a crash, the car doesn’t absorb the full shock of the crash, the occupants do. When your body is jerked around in response, it’s very likely to experience trauma and injury internally.

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Chiropractic Care After an Auto Accident

The funny thing about pain is the way it can show up when you least expect it. Even if you feel fine immediately after a car accident, it’s always a good idea to get checked out. If you’ve been in an accident, it’s recommended to see a Chiropractor to evaluate any potential underlying injuries.

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Top Chiropractic Care for Auto Injuries in Vista

If you do have injuries, chiropractic care can help. Chiropractors are experts in treating auto accident injuries. They can help you regain your mobility and get back to your everyday life. In many cases, chiropractic care can even help reduce the amount of time you need to recover.

Car crashes rattle your body, and your spine, which can cause immediate pain or discomfort that arises weeks later. It’s important to not go unchecked. The longer you let your injuries go, the more problematic it will become later. It’s recommended to see a Chiropractor as soon as possible after a car accident.

Common Injuries from a Car Accident

Auto accidents are extremely dangerous and even fatal. But even small fender benders can cause a significant impact on your body without you knowing.

Here are common injuries that result from car crashes:

Whiplash

This is the most common injury from car accidents. Whiplash is caused when your head snaps forward and then back again, oftentimes faster than your neck can move. This can cause damage to the tendons, muscles, and ligaments in your neck and even your jaw. Symptoms of whiplash include pain in the neck, headaches, dizziness, and blurred vision.

Headaches

When your spine experiences the sudden jarring of an accident, or if your head ends up impacting a surface in your vehicle from the crash, it can misalign vertebrae in your spine and lead to ongoing headaches. This is a very common auto injury that can linger for a long time without proper care.

Back injuries

Car accidents can cause back injuries such as a herniated disk or spinal cord compression. These injuries can be extremely painful and may require surgery. In these cases Dr. Elliott offers a new computerized technology for treatment of herniated and or bulging discs called Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. Dr. Elliott was one of the very first Certified Spinal Decompression practitioners in San Diego County, and has treated over a thousand of these type cases with good to excellent results.

Brain injuries

Brain injuries are another serious injury that can occur from a car accident. They can range from minor concussions to more serious Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Symptoms of a brain injury include confusion, headaches, blurred vision, and dizziness. Dr. Elliott can document this and get you the proper treatment.

Fractures & Broken Bones

Broken bones are another common injury from car accidents. A broken bone can take a long time to heal, and in some cases, may never fully heal.

If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think you’re injured, it’s best to get checked out right away.

How do Chiropractors Treat Auto Injuries?

Our chiropractic team in Vista evaluates you for possible injuries that you may not even feel yet. We’ll do a full review of your spinal column, vertebrae, neck, and extremities to ensure that nothing is misaligned. It’s very common to find misalignments after auto accidents. Dr. Elliott will then determine if you need an x-ray, CT or MRI imaging, or other speciality consultation and write the proper prescription if necessary.

Based on your exam, we’ll perform adjustments to get you back into alignment so your body can heal properly. We also may provide you with some at-home exercises or stretches to help improve mobility and reduce pain.

In many cases, chiropractic care can help reduce the amount of time you need to recover from your car accident. It’s important to get ahead of your injuries, rather than waiting until they become a problem.

Car Accident Injury Treatment in Vista

Our chiropractic team is here to provide the care you need after a car accident. With over 30 years of successfully treating auto injuries, we can help get you back to your everyday life as quickly as possible. Dr. Elliott has had special training in the treatment of auto injuries and with over 30 years experience in treating them, you are in good hands. Our goal is to help get you back on your feet and back to optimal health after your auto injury. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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