Car Accident

Car Accident Specialist
When Brooklyn, New York area patients experience car accidents, Kenneth Campo, DC offers comprehensive care and treatment from his practice, Park Slope Chiropractic. Many of the injuries sustained in a car accident don’t present symptoms for several hours or days, but it’s important to seek assessment as soon as possible to prevent unnecessary suffering.

Car Accident Q&A

by Kenneth Campo, DC

What are common injuries sustained in car accidents?

Car accidents cause a wide range of injuries because of the excessive strain and pressure put on the body by the force of the collision. Some injuries are much more serious than others, most people who experience car accidents suffer from at least some level of discomfort, pain, and swelling. The most common type of auto injury is whiplash, although patients may also experience headaches and jaw pain as well as pain throughout the body including their backs and joints like the shoulders and knees. It’s also common to experience symptoms like dizziness, forgetfulness, blurred vision, and irritability. Even if you’re not experiencing any symptoms immediately after a car accident, it’s important to seek medical attention as it may take several hours or days for symptoms to manifest.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is a neck injury caused by the forward and backward jerking motion caused by rear collisions. It’s one of the most common injuries resulting following car accidents. Whiplash symptoms include headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, arm pain, and shoulder pain. If left untreated, whiplash may lead to serious disc and ligament damage and loss of cervical lordosis.

As with most injuries and medical conditions, the sooner you receive treatment the more easy and effective treatment will be. Dr. Campo provides prompt and accurate diagnosis and treatment of whiplash and other accident related injuries soon after the accident. Early and effective care, including exercises to strengthen the neck and improve the range of motion improvement, can lead to a more rapid recovery than prolonged immobilization.

How does chiropractic care treat whiplash?

Dr. Campo offers chiropractic adjustments to correct the alignment of the cervical spine. He also provides soft tissue manipulation, including massage treatments, to release tension and trigger points caused by  accidents. Dr. Campo offers a drug-free approach preferred by many patients because it not only effectively reduces the pain and discomfort but also treats and heals the underlying injury, providing long-lasting relief. Neck pain from whiplash typically is acute and fades over time with treatment. If you have neck pain after an automobile accident, set up an appointment with Dr. Campo right away.

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