Don’t let pain and injuries from an auto accident impact your quality of life! Far too many people let injuries linger following accidents because they don’t know that relief is possible using noninvasive, effective treatments. Dr. Nicholas Hamilton and the Louisville Medical Center team are here to help you get relief from pain, stiffness and reduced range of motion following a car accident. Our cutting-edge office located in Louisville specializes in providing auto injury chiropractic for clients throughout Louisville, Lafayette, Superior and the surrounding Colorado communities.

How Can a Chiropractor Help After an Accident?

It’s common for people to skip seeking medical care following car accidents because they assume that they’re fine if they don’t observe any visible injuries. As a result, people are left with pain, inflammation, discomfort and reduced range of motion that leaves them in despair. This is especially common when it comes to whiplash injuries. It can often take several hours or days before whiplash pain shows up following a collision. It’s important to know the signs of whiplash because this is the most common accident injury. They are:

  • Neck pain or stiffness.
  • Shoulder pain or stiffness.
  • Weak neck muscles.
  • Headaches.
  • Numbness and tingling.
  • Back pain.
  • Cognitive, mood and memory issues.
  • Fatigue.
  • Blurry vision.
  • Ringing in the ears.
  • Nausea.
  • Difficulty swallowing.

Whiplash is caused by the sudden jerking motion that happens when the head snaps backward or forward during impact. In some cases, whiplash is accompanied by a concussion that occurs when the skull makes contact with the brain during the snapping movement. While some people only experience the telltale signs of pain and stiffness that often mark whiplash, other people will experience severe cognitive side effects that can impact mood, concentration and sleep.

Whiplash treatments that help to reduce tension caused by a blockage, misalignment or subluxation that was created during an accident can help to dissolve pain and inflammation. Stretching exercises can also help to loosen up the tension that is contributing to pain and inflammation. While getting treatment for whiplash as soon as possible following an accident is ideal, it’s never too late to get treatment for whiplash. We know from studies that whiplash side effects can linger for years after the fact to diminish quality of life when this injury isn’t properly treated.

Why Seeing a Personal Injury Chiropractor in Colorado Is Important

Documenting your injuries following an accident can be important if you’ll be making a claim to seek compensation. In many cases, a chiropractor is the only care professional with the diagnostic tools and expertise to be able to detect musculoskeletal injuries. At Louisville Medical Center, our team can evaluate your pain to help determine the specifics of your injury. Next, we’ll design a custom plan that’s focused on tissue healing, pain reduction and restored function.

If you’re suffering from pain following a car accident, Louisville Medical Center is here to help you pinpoint the source of your pain. Many of our patients are able to find immediate relief once the source of tension is identified. Our innovative, whole-body approach to chiropractic care may also help you to manage pain without the need for surgery, pain medications or other invasive treatment options. Call or contact us today for a consultation!

Frequently Asked Questions About Auto Injury Chiropractic Care

Auto injury chiropractic care is a rich, multidimensional approach to treatment that focuses on injuries and dysfunction throughout the musculoskeletal system. While whiplash is the most common injury treated by chiropractors, our office helps patients to heal from tissue injuries throughout the body.

Insurance companies are increasingly opening up coverage for chiropractic care to treat a wide variety of injuries. The reason for this is that the effectiveness of chiropractic care for preventing the need for more expensive treatments actually saves insurance providers money in the long run. When you visit us here at Louisville Medical Center, we’ll be able to help you determine if your coverage extends to various chiropractic and holistic treatments.