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What Should I Do To Treat My Whiplash After a Car Accident?

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If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are. Too often people don’t seek treatment following a car accident because they don’t feel hurt. By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back.

Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent.

Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer from symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don’t assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain.

Should You Seek Help from a Chiropractor?

In fact, if you are involved in a car accident, no matter how minor, you should always seek help from an experienced chiropractor. Seeing a chiropractor after you have been injured in a car accident is the best way to make a faster and more complete recovery.

Dr. Aaron Cain at Fish Creek Chiropractic in Calgary has been treating car accident injury victims for more than 15 years and has helped numerous whiplash injury victims make full recoveries and avoid chronic and long-term health issues.

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When you meet with Dr. Cain after being involved in a car crash, he’ll ask you about your medical history and complete a thorough exam. Among other treatment options, he may recommend a gentle cervical spine manipulation to realign your vertebrae. This reduces nerve compression, releases tight muscles, restores your range of motion, and promotes long-lasting pain relief.

If you’ve been in an auto accident, don’t put your body and health at risk. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Cain today. The faster you seek treatment, the faster you can begin the recovery process.

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Written by Dr. Aaron Cain

Health, wellness, and optimum performance have always interested Dr. Cain. As a kid and early adult, he spent a lot of time training for the goal of being the best hockey player that he could be. This quest brought him to different levels, including junior hockey in Flin Flon Manitoba, Northern Michigan University, The Calgary Flames minor league system, and then over to Europe. As the level of competition increased, it became more apparent that even small increases in performance could make a large difference in what level a player could reach. His experience really motivated him to research optimum performance in athletes. It made sense to him that, if the brain and nervous system control the entire body, the better that this system works, the better the person works. This led Dr. Cain to his next path, Chiropractic School in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Cain received a master’s degree that focused on athletes and human performance. As fun as it was to work with athletes of all different levels, he started to shift his focus more towards family practice and educating people on not only chiropractic, but also on the way they eat, move, and think. Dr. Cain has always loved the city of Calgary and all that the mountains had to offer. So in 2004, he decided to move here and start his chiropractic practice. Since that time, he has found it very rewarding to help the people of his community reach their health goals and to expand their minds to what is possible by making healthy lifestyle choices. Dr. Cain looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the level of health you deserve.
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