Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience mentally and almost always physically, too. That damage isn’t absorbed by your car alone. Your body – mostly your spine and other joints – absorbs the trauma, too. And the damage may not always show up immediately like with your car.
Most people will find their way to an emergency room following the crash, where they will be evaluated for emergency type conditions: internal bleeding, concussions, broken bones. They may give you a prescription for some pain killers, too. But what if you receive a clean bill of health from them? Do you think those pain killers get rid of the cause of your pain? What about the treatment of those underlying reasons for that neck pain? That back pain? That knee pain? That’s where Dr. Adler and his staff at Adler Family Chiropractic can help.
“Unfortunately, the misconception is out there that little damage to the car equals little damage to you. That’s not true, and it’s one of the reasons some of these injuries aren’t diagnosed right away,” says Dr. Adler. “Chiropractic care after an auto accident can help you recover from those hidden, underlying injuries without drugs or surgery.”
A detailed chiropractic examination by Dr. Adler will help get you back on the road to recovery. And the sooner you decide to let us help, the better your chances to heal faster and more successfully.
by David N. Adler, DC
Before we can answer any questions, there are some terms you need to know. Dr. Adler specializes in the detection and correction of the “Vertebral Subluxation Complex.” A vertebral subluxation is a condition where spinal vertebrae are not in the correct alignment and create changes in the ability of the nervous system to communicate with the rest of the body clearly, both from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain. This causes a less than optimal function and adaptability of the body.
Dr. Adler encourages anyone in a motor vehicle accident to get examined as soon as possible, regardless of the severity of damage to the car or your current pain level.
“When you’re involved in a car accident, you can’t believe the way your body is thrown around – and that’s even at low speeds. This can result in whiplash, severe neck pain, decreased range of motion, headaches, and plenty of other conditions”, says Dr. Adler.
When you visit the ER after being in an auto accident, the medical professionals who take care of you are trained to treat your symptoms and ensure that you are not in a life or death situation. This usually involves giving you pain medications to ease discomfort, but that doesn’t treat the actual injury. It simply masks it. Dr. Adler performs a thorough evaluation that helps him determine the source of your injury, so he can come up with a treatment plan that enables your body’s natural healing abilities to take effect.
There are often when a seemingly small car accident leaves no damage to your car. You might be tempted to go home, or perhaps the ER or your primary physician. However, you’d run the risk of having your injury cause permanent damage if your body doesn’t heal properly. This can lead to chronic pain and/or stiffness that limits your ability to do your regular activities, as well as a possible permanent disability to your spine and nervous system.
In addition to going to the ER and following your physician’s instructions, a full chiropractic exam and treatment plan is necessary for achieving proper healing.
Dr. Adler makes adjustments to your spine and often your extremities to ensure that the body can heal itself optimally. All body functions are controlled and coordinated by the nervous system, and these nerve channels must stay clear so that the body can begin to heal itself. Those are the types of things only a chiropractor can help you with following your accident – no matter how mild or severe it was.
If you need treatment for an auto accident injury, please contact Adler Family Chiropractic to make an appointment with Dr. Adler. Dr. Adler accepts patients from all over the Atlanta area, including Roswell, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Cumming, and Norcross. Click here to schedule your appointment.