Oak Brook Medical Group
Chiropractors & Pain Relief Clinic located in Oak Brook, IL
When you’re in a car crash, your body releases a hormone called adrenaline that may keep you from feeling pain or realizing that you’ve been hurt. Whether you suffered a major collision or a minor fender bender, the expert chiropractors at Oak Brook Medical Group in Oak Brook, Illinois, evaluate you for injuries and perform any necessary treatments. Don’t delay auto injury diagnosis and auto injury treatment. Call the Oak Brook Medical Group team today or reach out using the online form.
Why should I be evaluated after an auto accident?
Your body protects itself during times of trauma by releasing a hormone called adrenaline that pumps you with energy and numbs the pain. Even if you believe you had a minor accident and feel perfectly fine, getting evaluated by the doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group ensures that any physical trauma is addressed expediently and appropriately.
If you were in a major accident and received medical treatment in or out of the hospital, you still benefit from a chiropractic evaluation. The tremendous forces that your body endures in even a low-impact accident can throw your spine out of alignment and create subtle soft tissue injuries that may take months or years to manifest as pain or disability.
Auto Injury Q & A
What injuries might I have after an auto accident?
In addition to obvious injuries — such as fractures, bruises, and wounds — you could have or develop other injuries related to your auto accident. Symptoms of auto injuries that may take weeks to months to develop include:
- Spinal injury
- Internal bleeding
You might also experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which includes nightmares, flashbacks, and mood changes. Be sure to contact the doctors at Oak Brook Medical Group if you experience any unusual symptoms after your car accident.
How do chiropractors treat auto injuries?
The experts at Oak Brook Medical Group operate under the philosophy that your body can heal itself once your spine is aligned and all of your body’s systems work optimally and harmoniously. They conduct a thorough physical examination and order imaging tests to help identify any misalignments in your spine, soft tissue injuries, or other problems.
If they determine that you need treatment, they may recommend one or more of the following supportive therapies:
- Spinal decompression
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Muscle stimulation
- Physical therapy
- Dietary adjustments
These therapies help do such things as alleviate pressure on the spine, align the spine, strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, relieve pain, and promote circulation. Dietary adjustments can provide supplements and foods that nourish tissues for better healing and relief.