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You’ve just been in an auto accident there are probably a million thoughts going through your head. You’re worried about your car, yourself, and the health of your passengers. As you are processing your thoughts, it is good to keep in mind you may not feel any pain due to the adrenaline rushing through your body. However, once your adrenaline wears off, your body will start to feel the effects of the auto accident. One of the most common painful symptoms you might notice is muscle spasms. These occur involuntarily and last a few seconds, but those experiencing this can feel like an eternity
Yes, muscle spasms are a common auto accident injury and perfectly normal. These spasms occur due to muscle fiber damage that has been moved more than normal. During an accident, they have been overexerted to the point they swell and become inflamed.
Now, not only is the muscle damaged but nerves, too. As a pain response, the muscles stiffen and shrink so they won’t move much. Unfortunately, this unnatural muscle contraction leads to spasms. These muscle spasms last as long as the swelling and inflammation do. This can sometimes be days and may in some cases be weeks. People experiencing muscle spasms will notice soreness in their muscles.
If you’re having uncomfortable muscle spasms, you don’t have to suffer through these without treatment. By visiting a chiropractor in Atlanta, they can administer the following:
• Physical therapy: By gently rehabbing the damaged muscles, spasms will naturally stop with time. You will also notice more strength, durability, and flexibility to the previously damaged muscle.
• Advanced deep tissue laser therapy: Laser therapy permeates deep to the tissue level to treat inflammation and swelling. As the muscle returns to normal health, the spasms will disappear.
• Massage therapy: A professional masseuse will rub deep into the muscles, reducing the inflammation that has caused them to tense up (and lead to spasms).
• Chiropractic care: Through chiropractic manipulations and adjustments, a chiropractor will target the spine, correcting issues with curvature, protrusions, and alignment. Extra spinal pressure may lead to muscle tenseness in some parts of the body.
Were you recently in an auto accident? Are you having muscle spasms? If so, schedule an appointment with us at Senft Chiropractor of Atlanta, your Atlanta car accident chiropractor. We’re led by Dr. Craig A. Senft, a licensed chiropractor who specializes in treating auto accident injuries, pain management, carpal tunnel, chronic pain, back pain, neck pain, headaches, and arthritis pain.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact 404-633-6787 or visit us at Senft Chiropractic of Atlanta on 2987 Clairmont Road, Suite 105.