When you are in an auto accident, pain from injuries often doesn’t appear until hours, days or even weeks afterwards. Many people walk away from auto accidents “without a scratch” only to suffer crippling pain, neck strain or headaches much later.

It’s actually quite common for pain and injuries after a car accident to remain undetected for a long period of time.

A Natural Reaction to Trauma

That’s because when you are in an accident, the body automatically secretes defensive hormones such as adrenaline that are natural pain-killers. In some case, people go into a state of shock after an accident, leaving them immune to pain or other symptoms of injuries.

It’s only hours or even days later – after the body’s natural defenses wear off – that they begin to realize that they were hurt in the accident.

Post-Traumatic Pain Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms you can experience hours after a car accident include:

Excruciating pain in the back, neck or head.
Difficulty breathing or inhaling deeply
Pain while urinating
Numbness or tingling that doesn’t go away after a few minutes
If you experience these or other painful symptoms, it’s time to seek medical treatment immediately.

Where to Turn for Help

Many injuries related to car accidents are related to the spinal column. Car collisions can cause the spine to go out of its natural balance, resulting in dull pains in the back and neck, muscle spasms, headaches and other painful symptoms.

Fortunately, chiropractic care can address imbalances in the spinal column, discs, nerves and vertebrae gently yet effectively. In many instances, just a few sessions with a chiropractor is enough to relieve pain caused by auto accidents and other injuries quickly and permanently.

An Effective Treatment for Auto Accident Pain

Chiropractic therapy works as a natural, holistic treatment for back pain. It utilizes a series of small spinal adjustments that take the pressure off the joints in your spine. As this pressure is relieved, the nerves within these joints calm down, resulting in the reduction or elimination of back pain.

Combined with massage therapy, chiropractic treatments are one of the fastest and most effective ways to permanently eliminate back pain caused by auto accidents and other traumatic injuries. Chiropractic services also are effective at treating back pain, neck strain, headaches and other sources of pain caused by aging, work-related injuries, and other causes.

Get the Help You Need

If you or somebody you know has recently been in an auto accident, it’s important that you schedule a free consultation with one of our chiropractic professionals as soon as possible – even if you are not currently experiencing any pain.

The trauma caused by car collisions can take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks to develop. Don’t wait until your body is wracked with pain. Get the help you need from the caring, helpful professionals at our chiropractic clinic today.

Peter Halvorson, DC

Dr. Peter Halvorson has been involved in ‘non-pharmaceutical’ healthcare also known as Alternative and Complementary Medicine (CAM) since the late 1970’s when as a teenager he studied foot reflexology and explored a vegetarian diet. He discovered Chiropractic healthcare as a patient in his twenties, has been a Massage Therapist since 1993 and recently completed a three and half year program for his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Since then he has realized the great importance of a healthy brain and neurological system. Chiropractic is essentially neurologically based, and the burgeoning neurological research of the past twenty years has shown that we must move from ‘pain and chasing symptoms’ to ‘brain health and finding cause’ as this is truly the source of a capable immune system and a sound physical body. Dr. Halvorson has worked with Olympic athletes, a World Cup ski racer, and has himself been a top ten triathlete and age group competitor in running and Nordic ski events. He is particularly fond of Chiropractic, as through its care he has avoided three ‘recommended’ surgeries, yet continues to enjoy a mobile, pain free life. His outdoor pursuits include Alpine and backcountry skiing, trail running, Nordic skiing, kayaking, and mountain adventures in Colorado, Asia, and South America. Dr. Halvorson has led a colorful and adventurous life, having travelled the world through 24 countries and many continents; from McMurdo Station, Antarctica to Mt. Denali in Alaska, and from Tibet to Paris. He has also studied and practices yoga, and completed several months’ long meditation retreats. Along the way he has met extraordinary people, cultures and ideals and through these experiences he brings a wealth of knowledge, both studied and experienced, to his unique outlook on healthcare. He marvels at the amazing ability of the human body to perform, recover, change and heal. He is happy to share this knowledge and guide you on your own path towards a productive, mobile, pain free life.