If you’ve recently been in a car accident, some injuries are more obvious than others. If you’ve been experiencing dizziness or symptoms of vertigo, your neck may have sustained injuries from the impact.
Typically, these symptoms are typically a result of 1 of 4 injuries:
- Cervicogenic Dizziness: This type of dizziness is usually accompanied with a headache also. A side effect of whiplash, it will eventually resolve on its own.
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): When the microscopic calcium crystals (otoliths) are violently moved from their normal position in your ear canal, they are unable to properly provide feedback to your brain regarding the position of your head. This disrupts your postural control system and leads to dizziness. We can correct this condition using a procedure known as the Epley maneuver that can help the crystals return to their proper location.
- Vascular Damage: Occasionally, an automobile accident can cause damage to the blood vessels that travel from your neck into your brain. The problem begins with pain in the back of your head that increases over time. This type of injury is very serious and requires immediate medical attention.
- Brain Injury: If your dizziness is accompanied by confusion, memory loss or difficulty in forming thoughts, you may have a brain injury and need to seek emergency medical help immediately.
One of the best ways to heal quickly from your car accident injuries is to seek treatment right away. The force your body undergoes in a car accident can cause damage to your neuromusculoskeletal system—the part of your body that chiropractic care specializes in. We specialize in the natural treatment of common automobile accident injuries so that you can be on the road to total body wellness. Our office staff can work with your insurance company and attorney to make sure your care is covered until you feel better. Schedule your appointment today.