Chiropractic Care After an Auto Accident

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Approximately 5 million car accidents occur every year all across the country, and people are injured in car accidents every day. Some car accidents result in major injuries, while other car accidents may seem minor.  But even if you have been involved in a minor car accident, you can still experience injuries that may not manifest themselves until a day or two after the accident.  Rear-end accidents can especially cause significant damage to the back and neck.  If you have been in a car accident, no matter how minor, you have probably experienced some damage to the body and should seek the care of an experienced New Orleans chiropractor like Dr. Jeff Vitenas.

Car Accident Injuries

One of the most common injuries from an auto accident is whiplash.  Rear-ended crashes are the most common crashes to occur, and these are the ones that most commonly lead to whiplash injuries.  When hit from behind, the impact of the crash forces the neck forward forcefully and then slams it back into the seat.  This type of force can cause severe neck pain.  Whiplash can also lead to symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and an inability to turn the head and neck the full range of motion.  Some whiplash injuries can be so severe that it can affect your ability to function normally for a few days or weeks.  Moreover, if the car accident injuries aren’t addressed, they can become worse, sometimes even causing lasting chronic pain and health issues.  Don’t let auto accident injuries turn into something you have to deal with for the rest of your life.  Instead, let Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic alleviate symptoms and ease whiplash pain through chiropractic care.

Chiropractic Care Gets to the Root of the Problem

The day after a car accident, when whiplash symptoms are becoming evident, you may reach for pain medication to find some relief.  But that relief is only temporary as pain returns once the medication wears off.  Chiropractic care seeks to get to the root of the issue to provide lasting relief.  Car accidents can cause damage to the spine.  Spinal misalignments, or vertebrae that are out of place, disrupt the function of the central nervous system and lead to all sorts of problems, including increased pain after an auto accident.  Precise adjustments from New Orleans chiropractor Dr. Vitenas can remove misalignments so the body can heal quickly and be pain-free once again.

The Lasting Effects of Chiropractic Care

Regular chiropractic care has many known benefits, ranging from removing nerve interference to decreasing inflammation of the body and restoring range of motion.  Many people have experienced the lasting effects and you can too!  In a case study of 41 people suffering from whiplash symptoms, 66% found long-term relief through chiropractic care.

If you have been in an auto accident, take the necessary steps to address pain and schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic.  He works with those in the New Orleans area as well as surrounding cities such as Lake View, Garden District, and Mid-City. 



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