3 Tips to Get Healthy After An Auto Accident

According to Forbes, most people living in America will be in an auto accident at least once in their lives. That means everyone in America will have to recover to some degree from an auto collision.

In my line of work, I see people every day that are recovering from the effects of a collision. Effects that include:

  • Whiplash

  • Headaches

  • Neck & shoulder pain

  • Back pain, including disc and nerve damage

  • Abdominal pain

  • PTSD

  • & much more

Helping people after traumatic events like auto accidents is a large part of what we do at Mission Hills.

Here are my best 3 tips to help you or someone you love get back on track after an auto accident.

  1. See your physicians! I know this is easy for me to say because I’m a physician myself, but I can’t stress enough how important this is - see your physicians after an auto accident! There are many people every day that say they feel fine after accidents and don’t get checked by their physicians. These people aren’t aware of subluxations, soft tissue damage and other internal issues that can’t be discovered outside of the physician’s office. Today in America, we have access to CAT scans, X-Rays, MRI’s and other advanced procedures that can detect internal damage that wouldn’t be found otherwise. We have chiropractors with thousands of hours of adjusting experience and experience in healing people from auto accident trauma. Very simply, no matter how you’ are feeling, go get checked on after an accident.

  2. Record how you are doing and feeling. Again, many times after an auto accident, people don’t experience all of the effects of the trauma right away. Many times, effects come days, weeks and sometimes even months later. Keeping a journal, whether written in a notebook or taken via video on your phone, can be a great help in monitoring your health and mood after an accident. This journal is an easy way to monitor yourself and your well being after trauma - if you notice over days that your mood and general well being is getting worse, you know that a trip to see your physician is in order.

  3. Meditate and rest. After a traumatic episode like an auto accident, your body and brain need time to recover. Most will find that exercising, working hard on a computer and the general stresses of every day life are much more difficult after trauma - of course this is the case, you are not as healthy as normal to take on those stresses! Along with general body rest, meditation has many proven and positive effects for people. One of the greatest effects is helping with PTSD, one of the worst effects of traumatic episodes, like a car accident. Resting the mind and body is essential to getting back on track after trauma - let yourself relax and recover.

Thanks for reading these tips - I truly hope they help you or someone you love get better!

Stop by at Mission Hills Chiropractic in Lake Forest, CA, and we can talk recovery, health tips and more.


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Dr. Craig Stutzman is an expert chiropractor, practicing daily in Lake Forest, California at his clinic, Mission Hills Chiropractic. He’s also an expert surfer, practicing weekly on the beaches of Orange County.

Dr. Stutzman, along with Dr. J and Dr. Gooing at Mission Hills, have a mission to help people get and stay out of pain with regular chiropractic adjustments.

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