A car crash can be one of the most terrifying events that you experience. It is important to know how to proceed when caring for injuries that are the result of a crash.
The first step to recovery is to make an appointment with a chiropractor within 14 days of the crash. At Chait Chiropractic Center, we have been helping people with trauma related injuries since 1986. Dr. Chait may perform an examination and will most likely take x-rays to determine if there are injuries to the spine. A car crash may cause severe whiplash, along with neck pain or back pain and other symptoms. Whiplash injuries may also lead to long term pain and symptoms and neurological effects which may include severe headaches or numbness and tingling into the arms and hands. Disc herniation is another big issue that may be the result of a car crash. This is why it is very important to seek a chiropractic evaluation even if you do not experience symptoms right away. Many times symptoms do not present immediately after the crash and my take 1 to 2 months to show.