Remember that after you have reported your auto accident to the police you should seek medical attention. If your neck is stiff or sore, you may be suffering from whiplash. If you are feeling back pain you must seek out attention from a chiropractor immediately. If you are unable to see a chiropractor the day of your accident, ice the areas in which you are feeling pain for approximately half an hour, three or four times a day for up to 72 hours. Make sure not to apply the ice pack directly to the skin to avoid a burn. Instead, always wrap the ice pack in a soft cloth before contacting the skin of the affected area.
 
Make sure to get an evaluation of the extent of your injuries from your chiropractor as soon as possible. Sometimes an injury will only require other modalities such as cold laser, mechanical traction and manual therapy to help prevent and decrease severe muscle spasms (which may be the result of whiplash). Get plenty of rest. Light activity is often recommended, but it is advised that you avoid any activity that could aggravate your condition.
 
In addition to icing injuries after an auto accident, you should seek out chiropractic care. First and foremost when visiting a chiropractor is having them give you an evaluation of your injuries stemming from the car accident. This is important not only for the healing process but also as documentation of your needs post accident and the treatment you will continue to receive during the healing process.
 
Make sure to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest. Injuries stemming from whiplash or back pain can be incredibly draining on the body and the body’s natural healing process uses an excess amount of energy trying to heal itself, while also increasing the release of white blood cells to fight off infection. Resting is a key ingredient to aiding your body in its healing process. Ample rest is important in helping your body recuperate from the trauma.
 
And of course, listen to your medical doctor or chiropractic physician regarding your treatment. By not following instructions, you may do more damage to yourself than you already incurred from the accident.
 
Call Dr. Dean M. Zusmer
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