By Dr Morgan Kinnear, DC
In 2019 there were over 110,000 people involved in motor vehicle collisions statewide, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Musculoskeletal pain is one of the most common complaints following a motor vehicle collision. Chiropractors are doctors who assess and treat many of the common musculoskeletal conditions that result from motor vehicle collisions. While the forces involved in each accident are unique, it is not uncommon to see the neck, upper back, low back, hips, knees and jaw affected by the crash.
Adrenaline, a stress hormone, gets released during the accident and that may mask pain and underlying dysfunction. This may cause some injuries to not be immediately apparent. When this happens, it may take days or even weeks for the injury to be fully noticed by the body. Failing to get medical treatment right away can end up costing you money and can increase the time for recovery.
Getting Medical Help
Chiropractors are essential in caring for car accident injuries. They are trained to assess and treat the following conditions:
- Stiffness, pain in the neck
- Shoulder pain, pain between shoulder blades
- Back pain, upper middle and/or low
- Pain, numbness and tingling in arms, hands and/or feet
- Memory and concentration problems
- Trouble sleeping
Schedule an Appointment
At Emerge Natural Health Care we take a team approach to your health by offering non-opioid pain relief in the form of Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Massage and Reiki. If you have been in a car accident, give us a call today at (360) 787-3615 to get the care you need.