accident chronic pain prevention

Accident Chronic Pain Prevention: Symptom Types

Several types of injury come with both short-term and long-term risks, and car accidents are a great example. While immediate pain and various related symptoms are likely your primary consideration in the immediate aftermath of being in a car accident, it’s also vital to think about long-term care here – and one particular area to keep in mind is avoidance of any chronic pain developing as a result of the accident.

At Peterson Chiropractic, we’re happy to provide the very best whiplash treatments and other car accident chiropractic solutions for patients around Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah. Not only do we address immediate injuries or symptoms you’re dealing with, but we also help you with ideal treatments to avoid chronic or other long-term concerns as a result of any accident you’re in. In this two-part blog series, we’ll discuss everything you need to know here – today’s part one will go over how whiplash and other car accident injuries can become chronic, while part two will look at some of the specific ways chiropractic care will help you avoid these risks.

Whiplash and Chronic Symptoms

Whiplash is known to be one of the most nuanced and challenging car accident injuries, as it can come with an array of symptoms that vary from person to person. Some people may experience immediate symptoms such as headaches, neck pain and stiffness, fatigue and more – but for others, the whiplash injury can linger in your body for weeks or months after the initial incident.

These chronic issues can be very difficult to treat, as it may not be as simple as addressing the immediate pain but rather a long-term rehabilitation process. If your whiplash injury is not treated properly or promptly, there’s a good chance that the symptoms can become chronic and even lead to more serious medical conditions over time.

That’s why it’s vitally important to seek out the proper car accident chiropractic care as soon as possible after an injury – and that’s what we do at Peterson Chiropractic.

Other Chronic Symptom Possibilities

Aside from whiplash (or sometimes caused by or related to whiplash), here are some of the other symptoms from car accidents that can become chronic or long-term if not properly addressed:

  • Back and neck pain: If you’ve experienced a car accident, there’s a good chance that you may have sustained back or neck pain as well. Even if the initial pain is manageable, it could become chronic if not properly addressed with high-quality chiropractic care.
  • Joint stiffness: Joint stiffness is another common symptom from car accidents and can be especially troublesome if it becomes chronic. It can lead to further discomfort, loss of mobility and more.
  • Headaches: Headaches are one of the most common symptoms from car accidents – but if not treated properly, they may become chronic.

At Peterson Chiropractic, we provide comprehensive treatments for a variety of injuries sustained in car accidents. In part two of our series, we’ll go over some of the specific treatments we use to help patients avoid chronic symptoms from car accidents. For more on our treatments or to set up an appointment, b.

Peterson Chiropractic is led by Doctor Bradley Peterson, who grew up in Davis County and attended the University of Utah.