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Car accidents can be devastating to the musculoskeletal system and other parts of the body. A sudden impact or forceful jerk forward in the seat can cause problems like whiplash, concussion, back injury and more. At Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville, we help patients recover from traumatic injuries resulting from car accidents. Knowing the symptoms of car accident injuries and how your chiropractor can help is important.
Injury Symptoms Can Be Delayed
The symptoms of whiplash and concussions can be subtle and difficult to detect at first. Many people involved in car accidents don't know that they've been injured until days or weeks after the accident occurs. This is why many chiropractors encourage patients to seek help soon after an accident takes place, even when they feel more or less alright. Some of the common symptoms of whiplash and concussions include:
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty focusing
Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville Can Help
At Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville, our chiropractors have the experience to get you the help you need when you've been injured. Doctors Malik, Berkey and Minardi all have worked with car accident victims and can treat debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. At Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville, we help injured patients with the following techniques:
- Spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation is the art of realigning the vertebrae of the spine. This technique can help relieve patients of their pain and reduce pressure on the joints. Spinal manipulation also treats subluxations. This condition occurs when the spinal cord becomes pinched in the vertebrae of the spinal column.
- Massage therapy. Massage therapy is used to improve blood flow to injured muscles and improve range of motion. Massage therapy treats the muscle stiffness and tenderness that accompanies conditions like whiplash, and also can be helpful for relieving emotional anxieties that may occur as the result of car accidents.
- Therapeutic stretches and exercises. Stretches and exercises can help patients improve their range of motion and keep up their strength as they heal. Patients who perform stretches and exercises at home in their free time may speed the healing process and shorten the recovery period.
- Lifestyle advice. We give lifestyle advice to prevent our patients from experiencing further injury. Our lifestyle advice teaches our patients how to live healthier, more functional lives.
At Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville, we have the experience it takes to treat patients suffering from car accident injures. We're proud to improve the lives of people in Kendall County, so we urge all car accident victims to contact us as soon as possible. Remember: you could still be injured even if you're not yet displaying symptoms. Call us today at (630) 239-7284 to find out more.