If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Longmont, and you are suffering from whiplash or any other type of musculoskeletal injury, Drs. Drew and Christine Illman of Left Hand Chiropractic Center can help. Injuries sustained during car accidents can be traumatic and lead to severe pain. As such, it is important to seek prompt attention for whiplash and other car accident injuries.
Most commonly experienced as the result of auto accidents, whiplash is an injury that occurs due to sudden forward and backward movement of the neck. If you can imagine what it looks like when you crack a whip, you can get a rough idea of what whiplash looks like inside your neck.
Whiplash often leads to misalignment of the spine, pinched nerves, muscle spasms and ligament tearing. Some of the most common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Muscle Spams
- Blurred Vision
- Pain/Tingling in the Arm
You’ve Been in an Accident – Now What?
When you’ve been involved in an auto accident, quick action is important. If possible, immediately move all vehicles off the road and call an ambulance for injured passengers. Exchange insurance information with anyone else who was involved in the accident, and take notes of exactly what happened while the event is still fresh in your mind.
After contacting the police and your insurance company, your next call should be to a chiropractor. The longer you wait to seek chiropractic treatment, the longer it will take to reverse the effects of whiplash. Even if you were only involved in a minor accident and you don’t think you’ve been injured, we still advise being examined by a chiropractor within 24 hours.
If you have been involved in an accident in the Longmont area, please do not hesitate to contact Left Hand Chiropractic Center. You can reach us at 303-651-7003.