Been In An Accident, Now What?
What’s the first thing you worry about if you’ve been in a car accident? Of course, you are likely concerned about the automobile itself first. Now pause and think. How do you think your spine is doing if your car is damaged?
If you have been in an accident, think of medical attention first, and then the rest.
Let us Help you Quickly Recover!
Our strong and experienced team at BackFit Health + Spine of O’Fallon, IL, believes in and enjoys a strong working relationship with a wide variety of other allied healthcare professionals. This team approach ensures that you, the injured party, receive comprehensive diagnostics and any additional treatment options to speed up recovery and optimal healing,
With this unity, Dr. Gaby Sabatino has emerged as a leader in chiropractic, physical rehabilitation, and integrated medicine not only for O’Fallon, IL, but the surrounding communities, including St. Louis, Fairview Heights, Belleville, and Carlyle.
One specialty in our practices is the treatment of whiplash and other injuries sustained in car and personal injury accidents.
The Seriousness of Auto Accidents
After an auto accident, you may suffer from a variety of different pains and discomforts. It can occasionally take time to set in, but the effects of an accident can affect you for years to come if they’re not promptly addressed.
Some of the complaints may include:
- Low Back Pain
- Mid Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Radiating Pain in the Arms, Hands, and Legs
- Signs of Concussion
Whiplash in O’Fallon, IL
One of the most common injuries associated with car accidents is whiplash injuries. Whiplash refers to a group of injuries due to the head’s sudden, violent whipping motion in an accident. The whip can happen in any direction – back-forward, forward-back, side-side, or anything in between. Various injuries can result, including damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments, and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back. In addition, a host of related symptoms can be attributed to the injuries to these areas and to the untrained eye, which can appear utterly unconnected to the original trauma.
An auto accident should always be taken seriously, no matter how harmless it may at first appear, because of the areas of the body that it can affect. However, it should also be remembered that the effects of whiplash may take weeks or months to fully manifest; thus, it cannot be assumed that no injuries exist just because no symptoms are felt immediately following the accident.
We Have Got You Covered!
Chiropractic and Integrated Physical Medicine are partnered health care professions that focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and the effects on general health. Advanced corrective chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. If you even suspect that you have suffered such an injury, a visit to a chiropractor affiliated with an expert integrated physical medicine team is strongly advised so an assessment can be made and appropriate treatment recommended.