If you are injured in a car accident, it is critical to visit an experienced Atlanta orthopedic doctor who understands how to treat Whiplash and other common auto accident injuries. Although you may feel well following your car accident, Whiplash and other kinds of injuries can happen in even the smallest of accidents.
Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment for Whiplash Injury
It can take a few days, several weeks or even some months for your body to recognize how the physical effects of the car accident affected your health and ability to function correctly. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries car collision victims experience. If you do not visit our Atlanta orthopedic doctors immediately following your accident, it’s important to understand that Whiplash can have a permanent adverse effect on your health.
Common Causes of Whiplash
Most Whiplash injuries occur when your head and neck are suddenly confronted with a significant force that literally makes it “whip” forward, backward, or from one side to the other. Depending on the extent of the force, Whiplash has the potential to destabilize the spine and cause significant pain completely. Some other Whiplash symptoms are:
- Blurred Vision
- Shoulder Pain
- Neck Pain
- Arm Pain
- Neck Stiffness
- Low Back Pain
- Reduced Range of Motion in the Neck
The Consequences of Avoiding Orthopedic Treatment
Ignoring your symptoms and delaying Orthopedic treatment for a Whiplash injury after a car crash can lead to chronic or permanent pain. When left untreated, Whiplash can cause the ligaments of your spine to strain and (in some cases) even tear. The ligaments that support your head and neck are exceptionally vulnerable to these kinds of tears during a collision. Correct alignment through spinal adjustments can help the major parts of the body return to optimal health. When your body is able to function correctly, it can perform and operate seamlessly.
Visit AICA Orthopedics For Treatment
Visit AICA Orthopedics in Atlanta today if you or someone you love is involved in a car accident. The bottom line is that whether you feel the symptoms right away or not, it’s better to be safe and prevent pain from occurring in the future than to deal with the aftermath and try to fix it later. Call our office at (404) 855-2141 for immediate support.