Recent Accidents Usually Bring Other Issues to the Surface
We perform many of our everyday tasks on autopilot. The thought of suffering from a personal injury while running errands, at work, or getting into an auto accident rarely crosses our minds. However, these things do happen. Unless sustained injuries are clearly obvious, they often go untreated. This can cause aches and pains for life, especially if you've never been clinically evaluated. Our staff at Circle Chiropractic Center in Fairfax, VA, love helping people heal from all kinds of injuries.
Small Injuries Turn into Bigger Problems
During your accident, you may not have felt like much happened. You may even have been warned by a primary care physician, an urgent care facility, or the emergency room that you may feel residual stiffness and soreness for about a week or so. You've heard the advice to watch out for things like disorientation, vomiting, or other indicators of concussion or worse, head injury.
Even though the body was jarred in the way it was, many people dismiss the aches and pains they still feel for weeks afterward, chalking it up to normal recovery. It's common to try and treat the pain with over-the-counter medication. While these symptoms may seem normal, symptoms like these must not be ignored.
Whiplash Hides and then Manifests with Pain
Whiplash results from violent and uncontrolled head movement. For a while, people won't notice this injury has occurred. The stiffness is, at first, dismissed as general inflammation, along with the other aches and pains. Next, the pain will intensify, cause more headaches, severe migraines, possibly blurred vision that comes and goes, and extreme pain in the neck and shoulder region.
Chiropractic Care Fixes Whiplash and Other Personal Injuries
Working with our chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, provides drug-free and surgery-free solutions to help you recover from injury. We'll thoroughly examine you through a series of screenings, possible X-rays, digital visualizations, and conversation. Correctly finding and tending to your pain points, levels, and the severity of your condition lets us know precisely what needs to be done to fix the issues and get you back to normal.
Contact Our Trusted Fairfax Chiropractor
If you think you might need to see a chiropractor in Fairfax, trust us to be your helping hand. Faithfully serving Fairfax and the surrounding areas, our chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Frey, looks forward to helping with healing from any personal injury, including whiplash. Contact us today for an appointment!