There are more than 6 million car accidents happening in the United States annually.  The vast majority of these car accidents are causing injury to the human body. Some of these injuries will be permanent.

Injuries resulting from car accidents often go undiagnosed and untreated. Often times the pain and other symptoms of the injury are not immediately experienced at the time of the accident. These hidden injuries may missed by emergency room physicians, as they may take weeks, months or possibly years before expressing themselves. The key to proper treatment of your car crash injuries is early detection from a doctor who has experience in dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of these violently induced injuries.

Common symptoms associated with whiplash injuries: neck pain, headaches, fatigue, lower back pain, middle back pain, shoulder pain, anxiety, lower back pain, knee pain, wrist pain and jaw pain. Chiropractic treatment re-establishes the normal movement of spinal joints, relaxes tight muscles, facilitates the healing of tendons and ligaments. Treatment enables car accident victims to be pain free again and prevent the long term effects of whiplash injuries. Chiropractic care is considered one of the most effective treatments for whiplash injuries.

In addition to traditional chiropractic care, specialized techniques help car accident victims recover, by decreasing pain, inflammation and muscle spasm. Some of these techniques are trigger point therapy, electrical muscle stim, mechanical adjustments to the spine.

After the initial phase of care designed to reduce inflammation. It is essential to restore movement in order to prevent the long term consequences of spinal injury such as degenerative disc disease, disc herniation and pinched nerves.

Home care is essential aspect of treatment for whiplash injuries. Successful resolution of symptoms is dependent on the skills of the physician and the dedication of the patient. The application of cold packs on a daily basis over the injured muscles and joints is essential to the reduction in pain and inflammation. Range of motion exercises help restore movement to the spine.

The final component in a persons recovery from whiplash injury is the patients lifestyle. Many factors come into play that are outside the patient and physician control. These elements often slow healing and are as follows: prior injuries, ongoing medical conditions such as diabetes, overall physical and mental health prior to the accident.

Overall, advances in chiropractic care help patients recover faster and safely from car accidents. Patients should interview their doctor and make certain that they understand the severity of whiplash injuries. The effects of such injuries can last a lifetime and should not be ignored.  To learn more about treatment for auto victims provided by Dr. Mark Soli please call 763-560-0750 or visit