When you think of auto accident injuries, what image comes to mind? There’s a good chance you immediately think of a person suffering from whiplash caused by something like being stopped at a red light and being read-ended or involvement in a high-speed collision. But the reality is much more varied. At Well Beings Chiropractic Family Health, we provide chiropractic care for Lakewood-area clients involved in auto accidents of all kinds and who have a variety of ailments.

The vehicles involved in an accident don’t have to be going a high rate of speed in order for occupants to suffer from auto accident injuries. In fact, research shows that injuries can be maximized in crashes where the vehicle is only going 10-15 mph because all of the impact is transmitted to the person in the vehicle since the vehicle won’t begin to crush until impact is higher than 15 or 20 mph.

You may feel fine at first after a car accident, but there are several symptoms beyond whiplash that can present themselves and be an indication of an auto accident injury. Some of the ailments we see the most in clients coming for chiropractic care after a car accident are:

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  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Stiffness
  • Shoulder pain
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Hip Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Knee Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Fatigue

If you have any of these symptoms or any other discomfort following an auto accident, it’s important to visit a chiropractor before the condition worsens.

 In fact, even if you feel OK immediately after a car accident, if you are in the Lakewood area, it’s a good idea to have Dr. Jacob Fletcher examine you and determine whether a chiropractic adjustment is needed in order to avoid discomfort down the road as ailments from auto accidents can come in the form of delayed-onset aches, pains and other issues.