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Auto accidents can have prolonged devastating effects on the health of the injured occupants.  This holds true even in cases where occupants tend to walk away from the collision, believing that they’ve dodged the bullet.  It is very common for symptoms to take days or weeks to present themselves, which will lead to delayed diagnosis and treatments.  Be sure to even mention complaints that occur occasionally.  The longer you wait to mention a complaint, the harder it will be to associate them with the collision/incident.

Be sure to address any life-threatening injuries first.  If you experience (or have reason to suspect) significant bleeding or bruising, broken bones, internal pain, difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, or shock, you should seek immediate help from healthcare professionals who specialize in treating trauma injuries.

Following are important facts that should be communicated with your doctor on your initial visit:

  • A prior history of back, neck or shoulder problems (including previous injury).
  • Distinct numbness, tingling or pain immediately following an accident.
  • Increased muscle tension or reduced range of motion after the crash.
  • You were involved in a rear-end collision.
  • Your head was turned at the moment of impact.
  • You have symptoms that don’t resolve or that become generalized.
  • Your glasses or hat/cap was knocked off your head
  • If you were aware of the impending crash

Visit your Chiropractor as Soon as Possible After an Accident.

Do this even if you don't think you've been hurt very badly.  Research has shown that early intervention in the form of chiropractic adjustments and supervised exercise/stretching programs can make a big difference in longer-term function.

Stay Active.

Activity encourages blood flow to the injured area and promotes healing.  It also helps prevent or reduce scar tissue formation and maintain range of motion.

Strengthen the Affected Area(s) as Directed by your Chiropractor.

Exercise and stretching programs are designed to help prevent future injuries and are an important part of a balanced treatment plan.

An auto accident can affect your health (and your lifestyle) for years if you don’t receive the proper treatment.  So if you or someone you care about has been injured in a collision, please call our office and make an appointment today.  Chiropractic care can help put your recovery in the fast lane!

Yours in Health,

Ashkan Aazami, DC

Total Health Family Clinic, Chiropractic and Physical therapy, offices in Landover Hills, MD, District Heights, MD, and Rockville, MD

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