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Auto Accidents and Personal Injury in Morgantown

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident or at work, Coliseum Chiropractic can help your body heal correctly so bigger problems don’t arise down the line. We have on-site digital X-rays to help us accurately diagnose your injuries, and Dr. Porter will refer you out for MRIs or other imaging as needed.

What Happens In a Car Accident

Woman sad, sitting in carModern cars are engineered to withstand tremendous impact with minimal deformation—but your body still absorbs all of the force of the impact. There’s nothing we can do to change the physics of what happens to your body in a car crash. But chiropractic care is an effective way of dealing with the aftermath.

There is typically a great deal of strain on the muscles and ligaments that hold your skeleton together. Whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries, caused when the head snaps in one direction and then the opposite direction very quickly.

Your body is an amazing creation and it will do its best to heal itself. Unfortunately, one of the body’s adaptive features is to guard against additional injury to the area, so the muscles contract and tighten in a protective way. If left to heal on its own, the structures will not be in the proper position and will heal incorrectly. In the case of whiplash, the result can be the loss of the natural curve in the neck, which adds to strain on the spine over time.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

We locate and address the underlying injuries and help restore proper alignment to the body, allowing it to heal in the correct position. As we restore alignment to the body, stress on the nervous system is relieved and your brain-body connection can work to help your body heal the way it should. Although every person is unique, it typically takes 6-10 weeks of care for the body to recover.

Don’t Wait

The sooner you begin care after an accident, the easier and more complete your recovery is likely to be. We work with insurance and attorneys. Contact us today to schedule.

Auto Accidents and Personal Injury Morgantown, Granville WV | (304) 244-5575