Car Accident Chiropractor in Fairfax
Car accidents are very common, especially in the northern virginia area. Injuries due to car accidents can be very painful and debilitating. Some examples of common car accident injuries are back pain, arm pain, shoulder injuries, leg injuries, and especially whiplash.
Whiplash is a sudden, forceful back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. Whiplash is a common car accident injury, especially rear-end car collisions.
Whiplash symptoms don’t always appear right away. It may take hours or days before you feel the pain. This can make you believe you don’t need immediate medical care. However, seeking the care of a chiropractor can prevent your injury getting worse.
Our chiropractors in Fairfax, VA have many years of experience in treating whiplash injuries. They are the leading practitioners in treating car accident injuries.
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DO NOT IGNORE OR DELAY BEING TREATED FOR CAR ACCIDENT SYMPTOMS
50% of people may still experience pain or symptoms 3 months after their accident. Symptoms can appear hours, days, or weeks after your car accident. Don’t delay and wait to be treated as it can lead to your condition becoming worse or chronic.
Long-term whiplash injury symptoms can worsen and become chronic, possibly debilitating conditions. You can experience muscle spams or stiffness in the neck, limiting your range of motion.
Chiropractic treatment can significantly improve your rehabilitation at any stage of recovery. Chiropractic treatments focused on restoring normal function can improve conditions in 93 percent of whiplash patients.
Causes of Auto Accident Injuries / Whiplash
Car accidents occur suddenly usually and while the body is bracing for impact the collision causes a rapid force and change in direction. You may also hit parts of your body against parts of the car. Airbags and seatbelts can also lead to injuries.
Whiplash is a sudden, forceful back-and-forth movement of the neck and head. This is in response to a strong impact on the body. Whiplash is a typical injury in car accidents, especially rear-end car collisions. It can also result from other high-impact accidents.
Whiplash occurs when the neck stretched in a forward then backwards motion. This type of injury happens so fast that the body doesn’t have time to react and prevent the injury from happening.
A whiplash injury can also be caused by the following:
- Car Accidents: especially rear-end collisions but any type of collision can lead to whiplash
- Traumatic force: being hit, falling, being thrown, being shaken violently
- Sports: Football, soccer, boxing and other contact sports are known to have collisions that can cause whiplash
Car Accident Injury Symptoms
Common whiplash or car accident injury symptoms can include:
- Neck pain and stiffness are the most prominent symptoms after whiplash. Pain becomes worse when moving the neck.
- There can be inflammation due to stretching and tearing of soft tissues. This can cause swelling and pain.
- Headaches are also common, radiating from the base of the skull.
- Dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance can cause a lack of coordination and falling.
- Concussions, studies suggest, may occur during the whiplash incident.
- Memory issues may be a loss of memory or the ability to concentrate.
- There can be pain, numbness, and tingling in the back, shoulders, or arms.
- Damage to vertebrae is a possibility.
- Spinal misalignment in the back and neck cause pain and limited range of motion.
- Fatigue and sleep disruption are also common.
- Emotional problems, such as irritability, depression or PTSD are possible.
Temporary or at home pain relief for car accident injuries / whiplash
Possible ways to achieve temporary relief from minor whiplash symptoms: (these should not be used without consulting a doctor first)
- Use a foam roller or massage gun to gently massage the affected area
- Using ice for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off
- Using a topical analgesic like Biofreeze or StoPain
- Temporarily utilizing over the counter medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen (consult your doctor first before starting any over the counter medication)
- Follow our social media for some stretches and exercises that may help
Why should you choose Kaizo Health Fairfax to treat your car accident pain?
Chiropractors are experienced doctors in treating and relieving car accident pain. First our team will evaluate and run orthopedic tests to accurately diagnose the issue.
- X-Rays or MRIs may be ordered if needed
After eval and testing your Kaizo Health car accident Chiropractor in Fairfax will prescribe a treatment plan that may include:
- Chiropractic Manipulations or Adjustments
- Stretching and rehabilitative therapeutic exercises or physical therapy
- Manual therapy or manual traction
- Electrical stimulation
- Dry needling
- Cupping therapy
- Ice or topical cryotherapy
- Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (Scraping)
- Active Release Technique
- Myofascial release
- Massage Therapy
Truly, when you choose Kaizo-Health you are choosing to work with a leading Chiropractor in Fairfax, VA. Our team can truly help you as you work to become more pain free.
Our Fairfax chiropractors will help you take control of your life.
At Kaizo Health, we take all conditions seriously. We want to help you get out of pain and stay out of pain. Our doctors perform a thorough examination to assess and treat your body as a whole. We’re a leading car accident and whiplash chiropractor in Fairfax and will help you strategize a game plan for dealing with pain in your head, neck, back, shoulder, hip and more.
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Chiropractic Questions? We’ve got answers..
01. What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a sudden, forceful back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. Whiplash is a common car accident injury, especially rear-end car collisions. Whiplash symptoms don’t always appear right away. It may take hours or days before you feel the pain. This can make you believe you don’t need immediate medical care. However, seeking the care of a chiropractor can prevent your injury getting worse.
02. How to treat whiplash?
Long-term whiplash injury symptoms can worsen and become chronic, possibly debilitating conditions. Chiropractic treatments focus on restoring normal function can improve conditions in almost all whiplash cases.
Your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan of adjustments, dry needling, soft tissue work and rehabilitative exercises to relieve whiplash symptoms.
03. Does health insurance cover auto accident injuries?
Many insurances cover treatment for car accident injuries. You may also be eligible for a personal injury care and we are happy to help you find a trusted lawyer if you need. Please feel free to call our office so we can verify your insurance coverage for you.
04. How long after a car accident can injuries appear?
Injuries can appear hours, days or even weeks after a car accident. It is important not to wait to seek treatment as your injuries can become worse or even chronic. These injuries can begin to affect your ability to do every day tasks and might require more treatment as they continue to worsen.
05. Why do I not feel sore immediately after the accident?
If you’ve just been in a car accident you might not feel immediate pain. This is because your body goes into its fight or flight response to trauma or perceived danger.
When your body goes into the fight or flight response the nervous systems is stimulated. When your body is in this stress response, your ability to feel pain is compromised. This is why you might not feel your injuries until you have had time to calm down. You may begin to experience pain or soreness once your body has returned to a more normal state.
06. Why did my headaches start more than a week after my auto accident?
Headaches are also common following a car accident. They can result from several reasons. A headache might be a symptom of whiplash or impact. They can also manifest as a trauma response from the accident. Headaches can also indicate that there is misalignment in the body following.
07. What type of injury can a minor injury cause to the spine?
Sprained backs, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae are all common back injuries. Due to the impact of an auto accident, significant trauma may occur to the spine’s soft tissues. The trauma of the soft issues manifests through pain, limited mobility, tension, and irritation in the back.
08. What are the most common car accident injuries?
The six most common car accident injuries are neck pain/whiplash, wrist pain, back pain, shoulder pain, headaches and knee pain.
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Please use the booking tool here to schedule your first appointment for car accident / whiplash pain evaluation and treatment with our chiropractor in Fairfax, VA. If needed we will be in touch with follow up questions or we will just email you with next steps.
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What our patients have to say
Dr. Gilmour and her entire staff (MiMi, Eric, Henry and Rico) are AMAZING! They take their time with you and are super friendly! The electric stimulation with ice and mat exercises are great! Also, the adjustments and massage gun are so helpful! My injury is feeling so much better!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this Chiropractor for physical therapy!!!!
– Sophia Lawson
I had the best first time experience going to a chiropractor in a Covid safe environment. Everyone is welcoming, professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Ian was great! He really can crack your back. 😂 I walked in tense, stiff, sore, and not knowing how to move my body. They taught me how to overcome all of that. Most of the exercises I do with my 5th grade students at work. Communication with Kaizo staff has been super easy with their text system. I get a reminder. If I can’t make it I just text make and they told me my options. I’ll be back for regular maintenance. Thanks!
– D. Lynette Walker
Had such a great experience at Kaizo! Dr. Schapiro and Gilmore were very kind, and the CA’s take the best care of you as well. This was my first time at a PT/Chiro practice and they made it incredibly comfortable. Appreciate it, Kaizo!
– Gabby Evidente