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Auto Accident Care in Rockingham

Dr. Murphy pointing to xraysDid you know that a collision while going just 5-10 miles per hour can mean damage to your joints, muscles, bones and connective tissues? The risk for injury is present in any form of auto accident. One happens every few seconds. You may have a simple bump or bruise. There is a chance, however, that you have a far more serious concern. Regardless of how you feel following your collision, you must be evaluated by a chiropractor.

There are different factors that can affect your injury, such as

  • The speed of your car and the other vehicle involved
  • Whether you had your seatbelt on
  • Whether the airbags deploy
  • Where your car was hit
  • Your posture during the collision

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2012, more than 9.7 million vehicles were involved in accidents that were reported to the police. Thankfully, most aren’t fatal. Even a slight fender bender, however, can mean an injury. At Murphy Chiropractic and Wellness, P.A., we can give you the complete evaluation you need, making sure that you don’t experience pain and dysfunction in the days, weeks, months and years after.

If you’ve had an accident, try to remain calm and assess your situation. If you can exit your car, do so and get off the road. Call 911 if you or another person are injured. If you can no longer drive, call a tow truck to have your car removed from the road.

Severe collisions mean you should go to the hospital to ensure you don’t have life-threatening injurIes. Call your lawyer and insurance companies to talk about the details. You should also contact our office to schedule your thorough assessment.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a common injury resulting from a car accident. When your neck is thrust forward, then backward by the impact, it damages the soft tissues in your neck and upper back. The inflammation and damage lead to pain, stiffness, headaches and limited mobility.
What types of injuries are common after a collision?

Back pain, stiffness, bulging discs, spinal compression and strained connective tissue are a few of the injuries commonly experienced after a car crash. If you don’t see a chiropractor, you may be looking at a lifetime of pain.
Why should I see a chiropractor after a car accident?

Nearly every day, we see victims of an auto accident. A chiropractor is trained to understand your musculoskeletal system and the effects a car collision can have on your joints, soft tissue and spine. With our noninvasive techniques, we can restore your alignment so that you can heal.
I'm not in pain. Should I still see a chiropractor?

You can have an injury without experiencing any discomfort right away. It may show up days, weeks or months afterward and become severe. It’s easier to address an injury right away before scar tissue develops. We can target the underlying problem and make sure that we provide the care you need to prevent future problems.
What symptoms indicate that I might have an injury?

You might not have symptoms right away. You may also find that you have

  • Arm, shoulder or knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Changes in vision
  • Dizziness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Neck pain
  • Stiff muscles

How will you help my injuries?

Our noninvasive techniques will restore the alignment of your spine and joints. You may experience benefits such as pain relief, less inflammation and a greater ability to heal. We address the source of your discomfort rather than covering up symptoms as a pain medication does. By seeking our help, you can save yourself from years of pain and more invasive forms of care.

Get the Attention You Need

If you have been in a collision or know someone who has, we can give you the assistance you need. Contact us today to book an appointment for auto accidents Rockingham! We are open late for your convenience.

Auto Accident Chiropractor Rockingham NC | (910) 817-7126