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If you have recently been in a car accident, you know how scary it can be, and not just from an emotional standpoint. Emotionally it can be unsettling and disorienting, but it can also be very painful if you have sustained injuries. Unfortunately, without treatment, physical effects can linger on long afterward and are sometimes life-changing, especially if you are not fully aware of the extent of your injuries.

There’s the stress from the incident itself, then the aftercare. You may be working with insurance companies, your workplace, paperwork, lawyers, or even need assistance in dealing with your day-to-day duties, depending on the severity of the injuries.

Our goal is to help ease you into recovery without needing to rely on prescription pain medicine – or other drugs that can come with serious side effects – just to relieve your symptoms. We can diagnose and treat your condition, including how your injuries impact other parts of your body and make improvements wherever possible.

When you’ve been in an auto accident, no matter if it was a minor fender bender or a serious collision, you might incur side effects either big or small, and whether you were the driver or passenger in the vehicle. It is common to have whiplash leaving you with damaged tendons or a pinched nerve when you try to move or twist in a specific direction following an accident. Other common accident injury symptoms may include:

– Pain in your neck, back, or shoulders
– Dizziness or blurred vision
– Diminished range of motion in the back or neck areas
– Headaches or migraines

Treatment might involve more than one area of your body and it might include your back, neck, or your soft tissues. You might find yourself with headaches or other issues that may manifest over time. Our goal is to address problems early before they become greater and potentially affect other areas of your body. Your personalized treatment plan may involve having chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, physical therapy, spinal decompression, etc. We can help bring back your range of motion, for example, and lessen your need to medicate pain.

At Kennedy Avenue Chiropractic in Hammond, Indiana, our doctor and team are pleased to be able to help you on the road to recovery. If you would like more information about our services or are ready to schedule an appointment for an examination, we invite you to call 219-803-6651 today. We look forward to helping you improve your quality of life!