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5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor Following an Automobile Accident

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on November 6, 2017

5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor Following an Automobile Accident in Joplin, MO


Being involved in an automobile accident can lead to a wide range of injuries, some of which may not even be apparent until several days later.  Visiting Skaggs Chiropractic, LLC as soon as possible following an accident can help to prevent long-term pain as well as other chronic health problems. Here are a few of the most common auto accident injuries, including those that may not be apparent immediately.


Whiplash is a common neck injury resulting from an automobile accident and it is also one of the most common types of injuries with symptoms that may appear several days to even months after the accident.

Back Injuries

When you are involved in an automobile accident, your back often takes the brunt of the trauma and while minor back injuries. A sprain or disc dislocation is common back injuries that generally only require supportive care from your Joplin chiropractor.


A concussion is considered a brain injury and unfortunately, this is also one of the most common types of automobile injuries that may not be immediately apparent. If you experience nausea, vomiting, headaches and/or disorientation after an automobile accident, it is critical that you seek medical attention immediately.


Experiencing headaches after an auto accident could be the indication of something serious, including whiplash or spinal injuries. If you are having headaches after being involved in an accident, do not put off seeking medical attention.

Broken Bones

A broken bone requires emergency care, whether the treatment includes a cast or surgery, delaying treatment can make the injury worse. Your Joplin chiropractor can provide procedures that can facilitate a quicker healing process of the fracture, putting you, the patient back to work fast with less pain and a shortened healing time.

A chiropractor will do a thorough exam to determine if your discomfort is related to any injury that occurred during the accident, even injuries you may not be aware of. Seeking chiropractic treatment soon after an auto accident increases your chances of making a full recovery.

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If you were involved in an automobile accident in Missouri, contact Skaggs Chiropractic, LLC to learn how we can help with your injuries.

Posted In: Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment