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Auto Accident Treatment in Mesa

What Happens in an Auto Accident?

Auto accidents are traumatic physically and emotionally. Because of the dynamics involved, even a minor accident can take a significant toll on the structures of the body, including muscle and joint injuries, contusions, lacerations, whiplash and fractures.

Concussion

One of the things that often gets overlooked in the aftermath of an accident is neurological damage. At Dr. Jeff Roderick’s office, whenever we see a patient who has been in a car accident, we perform a thorough neurological exam to detect and diagnose concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

People are often surprised to learn that you don’t have to hit your head to get a concussion. When your head moves in one direction very fast and then snaps back to the other direction (whiplash), the force generated can be enough to cause a concussion. Some effects of concussion include:

  • Loss of taste and smell
  • Inability to smile
  • Inability to swallow
  • Loss of balance
Along with concussion or TBI, automobile accident victims often experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which may include flashbacks, nightmares and fear of driving.

How Does Chiropractic Help?

The earlier you see a chiropractor after an accident, the smoother your recovery is likely to go. When we restore the proper position of your bones and joints first (similar to the idea of setting a broken bone), the body is able to heal with the proper amount of motion. With early chiropractic care, we can restore you to your normal pre-injury condition so you don’t have problems later on down the line. As your optimal function is restored, concussion symptoms also resolve.

We document all of your injuries and work in conjunction with your other providers, making referrals as needed. We work with many attorneys and are happy to refer you to a lawyer who can help.

We’re Here to Help

Being in an auto accident can be overwhelming. We are here to help you feel better and heal better, and we can walk you through everything that happens after a car wreck. Contact us today to book an appointment.
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