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AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

If you have been in a car crash you may have experienced injury to your back and/or neck. Common symptoms include joint pain, muscle pain, headaches, arm pain and leg pain. These symptoms occur when the vertebral joints and associated muscles and nerves are subjected to uncommon forces and movements associated with a car crash. It is important that you have an examination by your family chiropractor as soon as possible to support the recovery process.

  • Some people develop pain, stiffness and other symptoms 7-10 after an accident. This is not unusual; however, do not delay in seeking treatment from your chiropractic doctor.  Studies suggest that the earlier treatments are done the better the outcomes.  Do not wait until symptoms become chronic as rest, in most cases, is not enough to completely alleviate the symptoms.
  • Severe symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea, insomnia memory loss, and arm/leg pain are also common.
  • For most people, the pain and other symptoms associated with spinal injury usually decreases with gradual return to normal activity.
  • Most injuries are not serious and people often recover to their pre-accident condition. The amount of disruption to normal activities varies with the circumstances of the crash.
  • It is important to be aware that the effects of substantive crashes may recur over 6-18 months. Symptoms and effects will lessen gradually.

Recovery

Consult your chiropractor for examination, diagnosis and to discuss your recovery options. Your chiropractor may recommend steps to treat any pain you experience such as necessary spine and related care, modification to current activities, home stretching and strengthening exercises, and ergonomic advice. Once you and your chiropractor have agreed on a treatment plan, it is important that you follow your chiropractor’s advice to support the recovery process.

Prevention

Closer head restraints can be twice as effective in preventing injuries as those that are set too far back.  Raise your headrest so the top of it is at least level with the top of your ears.  Your headrest should be as close as possible to the back of your head.  Make these adjustments each time you ride in a vehicle with an adjustable headrest. Always wear your seat-belt when you are in a moving vehicle. The belt should be securely fastened and rest snugly across your waist and shoulder.  Following the rules of the road will significantly lower your risk of an accident.

Your health is our mission 

At Westview Wellness Centre, we have developed various recovery programs to help you get better as quickly as possible after an MVA. Dr. Peyman Khademi will customize treatment plans that help maximize your recovery. ICBC provides 100% coverage to motorists who are injured as a result of a collision.  There are no out of pocket expenses.  Simply provide your claim number to us and we will confirm your coverage. Most people qualify regardless of who was at fault.

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