What are Auto Accident Injuries?
Auto accident injuries are a generic term for any injuries one may sustain in a car accident. Sometimes accident victims are rushed to the hospital for tests and treatments, but some injuries may go undiagnosed in the immediate aftermath of the event. Other times, accident victims may walk away from a crash thinking that their injuries are minor. Unfortunately, even minor injuries can cause major health issues in the long run if they go untreated.
Signs and Symptoms of Auto Accident Injuries
If you were in an auto accident, some injuries may not be felt for hours or even days after the event. Neck and back injuries are common problems suffered by people involved in an auto accident. Discomfort, stiffness, and/or pain may begin immediately after an accident or manifest at some point afterward.
In addition to aches and pains, some people may experience headaches, visual impairments, hearing loss, or vertigo. Pain and discomfort that don’t seem to improve with time, or that reoccur or get worse with time, may indicate an underlying injury to the upper cervical spine.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Auto Accident Injuries
The upper cervical spine is made up of the top seven vertebrae that run from the base of the skull down the neck. This is a vulnerable area; an impact or whiplash can result in the vertebrae being knocked out of alignment.
A misaligned upper cervical spine can cause inflammation, pinched nerves, or strain on muscles and joints. Misalignment may also disrupt the flow of nerve signals between the brain and spinal cord, causing more serious neurological conditions such as post-concussion syndrome. Until the spine’s correct alignment is restored, pain and health problems can persist or worsen as time goes on.
How Our Upper Cervical Treatment Works for Auto Accident Injuries
Thankfully, chiropractic care offers a safe, non-invasive, drug-free treatment for spine injuries due to auto accidents. Dr. Christina Coblish and Dr. Ryan Moeskau of Upper Cervical Chiropractic are experts in the Blair Chiropractic Technique, which focuses on the treatment of the upper cervical spine.
Patients are first examined using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools. Dynamic 3D images of the upper spine help the doctor eliminate guesswork and identify areas of concern. If misalignments are detected, Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau can then apply minimal pressure in the precise place to quickly and effectively bring the spine back into proper alignment.
Once properly and gently realigned, the patient will experience relief from pain and discomforts caused by upper cervical injuries. An aligned spine is the optimal position for the body to resume many natural functions that can improve one’s overall health and well-being.
If you have been suffering from pain and other health problems after an auto accident, contact our office for a consultation. Dr. Coblish and Dr. Moeskau are based in Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Erie, Lafayette, Broomfield, and Denver Colorado.