Dr. Curtis Potts is a well-known local Reno chiropractor who has helped hundreds of people recover from auto accident injury. He and the rest of our team at Mt. Rose Chiropractic strive to create a deeply healing and restorative environment while at the same time providing holistic, non-invasive, and drug-free services that will help you heal.
Signs That You've Been Injured in a Car Accident (Some May Surprise You)
The sudden acceleration, deceleration, change of direction, or direct impact during auto accidents—even minor ones—can easily lead to tissue damage in your body. If such damage occurs, then signs and symptoms of injury can show up, including:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Jaw pain
- Neck and back pain
- Shoulder, hip, knee, and other types of joint pain
- Numbness and tingling in an arm or leg
- Muscle stiffness and spasms
- Redness, swelling, bruising
These issues usually show up within 24 to 48 hours after an accident. But you may not notice anything awry until weeks or even months later! This is because stress hormones that surged during your accident can mask pain and may take time to return to their normal levels.
In the meantime, you may be walking around with an auto accident injury and not even realize it! This is why our Reno chiropractor believes it's essential to check in after an auto accident, even if you feel fine or if the incident was "minor." You just never know what issues may be lurking unnoticed—and without treatment could lead to chronic problems.
Common Type of Auto Accident Injury
So, what exactly are the types of auto accident injury are we talking about? Common ones include;
- Whiplash (neck strain syndrome due to whip-like movement of the neck)
- Rotator cuff strain
- Joint dislocation (often in the spine, shoulder, and hip)
- Brachial plexus strain
- Dashboard knee (contusion injury)
Auto Injury Treatment Provided by Our Chiropractor in Reno NV
Rehabilitation from an auto accident injury with our chiropractor in Reno involves completely drug-free and non-invasive procedures. Following a thorough diagnosis, you'll be offered services that promote cellular and tissue healing, reduce physical and mental stress and realign/restore your musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Included in these services are:
- Physiotherapy and exercises
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Nutritional counseling
Were You Involved in a Car Accident?
You might not know for sure if your body is still being affected by your car crash until you consult with a chiropractor who can identify and correct hidden imbalances. If you live in the Reno area, call Mt. Rose Chiropractic at (775) 323-3286 to schedule an appointment today.