TULSA, Okla., November 4, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Many people travel by car to get from point A to point B. Unfortunately, some people will get into accidents along the way, which can cause debilitating injuries. In 2018, approximately 4.4 million people were seriously injured by car crashes. The reality is that an accident can occur at any moment, and while we may not be able to avoid them, there is a way to recover. The early introduction of chiropractic care following an auto-related accident can significantly alleviate sustained injuries and help prevent chronic pain from occurring, said Dr. Lance Hoose, Owner of Chiropractor Wellness Center in Tulsa, OK.
Dr. Hoose has specialized in personal injury cases for 23 years, helping patients rehabilitate from a variety of conditions after car crashes. Whiplash is the primary complaint of victims, which occurs when the neck is forced through a series of movements faster than the bones, muscles and ligaments can accommodate.
The strain in neck muscles can vary in severity and pain can increase over time if the injury isn't treated. "The sooner you get chiropractic care, the faster you'll get out of pain," Dr. Hoose said. "This starts the corrective process to put things back in place."
Types of injuries that might occur include torn muscles and ligaments, nerve inflammation and vertebral misalignment. Common symptoms can include neck tenderness, sore throat and/or trouble swallowing, shoulder, back and arm pain, vomiting, headaches and migraines and flashing lights in the visual field.
It typically takes about three to four days for pain to set in after injury; however, the more active you are in pursuing chiropractic care after a motor vehicle accident, the better off you'll be, said Dr. Hoose. Waiting to receive care after an auto-related injury can lead to long-term health issues.
"If the vertebrae have been knocked out of place, it will stay out of place and that can cause lifelong injury if left untreated," Dr. Hoose said. "It will start the process of neck degeneration and can lead to arthritis in the neck. Over time the body recognizes the weak spot and tries to protect itself by fusing together."
Thankfully, chiropractors can relieve built-up pressure following auto accidents.
Auto accidents occur at either low (below 10 mph) or high velocity (10 mph or higher). In low-velocity accidents, the victim's body is thrown backward and forward in a rapid progression of acceleration and deceleration. Common injuries at this speed include muscle strain, seatbelt bruises or traumatic brain injury (also known as shaken brain syndrome).
"Ultimately, the longer you wait, the longer it will take to get better," Dr. Hoose said. "That's because the sooner you're seen by a chiropractor, the better your body is going to function."
For more information on relief from auto-related injuries, visit: www.drhoose.com or call 918-742-0560
Source: The Chiropractic Wellness Center