If you’ve been in an auto accident, it’s a good idea to see a doctor. If you feel as though you were not injured in the accident, it is still a good idea to see a doctor. Some symptoms associated with car accidents are not apparent immediately after, and it’s not worth the risk to wait and get checked out. At Alpha Care, we specialize in auto accident injuries and are here to help.
Symptoms to Be Aware Of
It can take a full day for some symptoms to be noticeable after an auto accident. Whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries. Here are some other warning signs and symptoms that you should look out for:
- Stiffness in the neck or other neck pain
- Pain in the neck that gets worse when you move it
- Difficulty moving your neck
- Headaches that begin at the bottom of the skull
- Pain in your shoulder, upper back or arms
- Tingling or numbness in your arms
If you have started to notice any of these symptoms, come to Alpha Care so you can have a doctor make sure you’re okay. Even it you aren’t sure, it’s better to see a doctor just in case.
Chiropractic Care and Auto Accidents
When you come to Alpha Care for a check-up after your auto accident, you will most likely be given a chiropractic exam. Regardless of how bad your accident was, we will give you a chiropractic exam no matter what. Chiropractic exams are important to have right away because if your spinal nerve was damaged during the accident, it could take a long time for symptoms to be noticeable. A vast majority of car accident injuries are soft tissue injuries– pulled muscles, ligaments, & tendons that could require physical therapy, home care, or even surgery. Medical care combined with chiropractic care after a car accident can be the difference between true recovery and lingering pain.
Schedule an Appointment After an Auto Accident Today
Schedule your appointment today with a chiropractor in Charleston, SC. Alpha Care doctors are standing by to help diagnose, treat, and resolve auto accident injuries. Our offices are located in Charleston, on James Island, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and close by in Summerville, SC. Call today at 843-824-2273 or contact us online.