A headache is essentially your body’s way of communicating that something is wrong. People spend significant amounts of money to treat the symptoms of headaches but forget to seek out the underlying cause. Headaches become problematic when they affect normal life and limit activity. They can become chronic: tension headaches that feel like a tight band of pain behind the eyes, pounding pulsing in the center of your head and migraines which cause nausea, light sensitivity and debilitating pain.
Trauma from a car accident can cause pain in the head, ranging from mild and dull to pounding and pulsing, to more severe migraine type headaches. Whiplash, as it whips the neck forward and backward, damages the tissues in the neck, and the pain can manifest itself in the head. Because the head pain is originating from a neck injury, chiropractic treatment can be very useful in treating whiplash. Establishing and maintaining the proper alignment of the neck and back can reduce the pressure and pain in your head. Massage techniques can increase blood flow in the region of damaged tissues, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the healing process that increase the speed of recovery.
You have recently been in an auto accident. You are most likely now dealing with the fallout of a life-altering collision: who will pay for the damage and how? A jumble of insurance paperwork and phone calls, police reports, how to get to and from work. You are feeling out of sorts and you may not even know you have sustained an injury. It is easy to forget, during this period of hassle and headache, that it is important to seek care for your body.
At Scorca Chiropractic Center, we are on your side. We are here to provide you with a full musculoskeletal examination that will identify indicators and symptoms of the recent trauma. We provide x-rays to explore the full extent of the impact and determine whether structural damage has occurred. We are primarily concerned with providing you a high level of gentle and safe care and maintaining documentation of the proper medical reports that will ensure your rights with the insurance company. It is important to get a full examination before you sign a settlement, as your injury may not be fully healed. An example of a condition that appears and worsens, sometimes long after auto-accidents occur is post-traumatic osteoarthritis.
Automobile accidents are an unfortunate reality for those who participate in the commuter lifestyle. Even with the smallest of crashes, there is almost always a negative physical effect on the body. Though you may not feel it, your body has absorbed the force created by several tons of material colliding. If you have been in any kind of accident, we strongly urge you to see how we can help you at Scorca Chiropractic Center.
We have seen a full range of injuries sustained from car accidents. Most commonly, our clients come in with neck, shoulder and back injuries. Whiplash is a non-medical term that describes what happens when a driver is struck, usually unaware, from behind, causing their neck to quickly thrust backward and then forward. This causes misalignment in the cervical region and damages sensitive tissues in the neck. Whiplash can result from a crash at speeds as low as 15 mph.