The upper back and neck often end up injured in a large number of Las Vegs car accidents. But besides these injuries, many others can be triggered later on. It’s crucial to properly address both the injury mechanisms, but also the cause of the accident itself. A crash taking place at lower speeds -roughly between 5 and 10 mph- may bring minimal damage to the car. Still, during such a collision, the car’s contents are the ones that absorb the brunt of the crash, resulting in more jostling and throwing about than in the case of a high-speed collision. The passengers themselves can suffer injuries while the car can escape without a dent.
A Las Vegas car accident can also cause a rollover. If the driver or passenger remains stuck in an upside down position, injuries can be caused by the seatbelt, by unbuckling said seatbelt, leading to an uncontrolled fall, by shards of glass, causing scrapes or cuts, and many others. Faced with the dangers of a car accident, many people enter a state of shock. The adrenaline high leaves the victim feeling little to no pain for hours or even days. The pain surfaces later on, usually the morning after, its intensity prompting the person to seek medical help immediately. The person then receives a prescription and is advised to wait and see how the pain evolves. During the following week, an array of symptoms can make their presence felt. Among them: dizziness, loss of appetite, headaches and the inability to think clearly. Since waiting isn’t an option anymore, the person might schedule a visit to a Las Vegas accident chiropractor.
A first examination often finds the cause of headaches, usually in the form of pinched nerves in the upper neck and spasms of the muscles. Not thinking clearly can impede patients from properly describing many of the symptoms. The lack of eloquence can be the result of a concussion, which can disappear in a few weeks or a few months. Although no two patients are the same, some only need 3 to 6 weeks of treatment to feel better. Headaches and neck pains are the first to drop in both frequency and intensity. In this interval, the patient is required to perform specific physical exercises designed to stretch and strengthen upper back and neck muscles. The patient might also require certain restrictions in regard to work.
In conclusion, simply monitoring the injuries and the pain associated with them is not the most efficient course of action. Prescribed medication can be debilitating, impeding the patients from driving a car, perform certain tasks at work or even take proper care of their children. More often than not, victims of whiplash injuries don’t know where to go for help. The chiropractor’s first priority is to reduce the patients’ symptoms and get them back to a lifestyle that’s both functional and productive as fast as humanly possible. We appreciate our patients for placing their trust in us and choosing our clinic in order to get rid of whiplash and other injuries associated with car accidents.