Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident recently? They can happen to just about anyone. More than 16,000 car accidents occur each day in the United States. If you drive a lot, there is a good chance you will be involved in a car accident at some point. Hopefully, you won’t suffer worse than a fender bender but either way your body can suffer painful injuries. If you live in or around Omaha, get in touch with Chiropractic Health Clinic. We will use chiropractic care for your auto accident injury treatment and pain relief.
Seatbelts Save Lives but Can Cause Pain Too
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that roughly 15,000 people are saved by seatbelts in the United States each year. That is enough people to populate a decent-sized town. Undoubtedly, seatbelts make driving much safer.
A seatbelt can stop your momentum during a car accident. Instead of flying into the dashboard or steering wheel at full speed, a seatbelt can slow you down and keep you seated. Car accidents involve a lot of momentum. Your body experiences plenty of force, and you may still hit the seats, airbags, and more during an auto accident.
Even if you had your seatbelt on tight and it functioned properly, you can still suffer injuries to your ribs, shoulder, chest, back, abdomen, and more. You may also suffer abrasions and lacerations. Sometimes, seatbelts can result in rug burn like injuries.
Treating Car Accident Injuries with Chiropractic Care
Car accidents are serious, even if you were wearing your seatbelt, and even if low speeds were involved. Often, people throw out their back or shoulder. Even with a seatbelt on, you can still suffer whiplash, straining your back and neck.
You might think a few weeks of rest will be enough to fix your pain. Sometimes it is, but often, the pain lingers. This is especially true if your back or neck became misaligned during the accident. A misaligned back can increase strain on your shoulders, back, neck, and knees.
We can provide pain relief through chiropractic care. We will use hands-on therapy to realign your back and neck, potentially reducing strain throughout your body. With chiropractic care, you don’t need to rely on expensive and addictive prescription pain medicines for pain relief. Our chiropractors will address the root cause of your pain by realigning your spine and other bones or muscles.
Hands-On Pain Management with Our Chiropractors in Omaha, NE
You need to get your affairs in order after a car accident. That means talking with your insurance company, the police, and more. You should also consider chiropractic care, which can provide lasting pain relief without having to rely on drugs or surgery. Get in touch with Chiropractic Health Clinic for auto accident injury treatment by calling us at (402) 778-5470.