Auto Accidents: The 3 Things You Need to Know

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Even a minor car accident can lead to health problems and chronic pain .  If you, a friend, or a loved one has been involved in an automobile accident, here are 3 Things You Should Know About Your Health:

  1. Even a minor car accident can cause injury.  Never assume that you are not injured just because there is little or no damage to your car.  Seek professional care immediately to treat and prevent minor problems that have the potential to grow over time.  TIP: Studies show that ICE applied immediately to the injured area will help keep swelling and pain to a minimum.
  2. The most common auto accident injury is whiplash.  Muscle aches, soreness, headaches and other symptoms associated with whiplash may not show up until 24-72 hours after the accident.   The sooner you seek treatment, the less likely it will be that you will have severe pain or permanent damage.
  3. Chiropractic, acupuncture, and other holistic therapies can have a tremendous effect on pain management and restoring mobility after an accident.  The sooner you see a chiropractor after a car accident the faster the healing process occurs


Pain is a protective mechanism of the human body that indicates an underlying trauma or injury to the tissue. Pain-killers only cover up the sensation of pain without correcting the underlying cause.  Auto injuries limit mobility and physical independence because of pain.  Putting off identifying the actual cause of pain may increase the risk of inflammation, disc degeneration, and other problems. Consequently, this delays healing and may lead to stiffness, limited range of motion, and other issues related to mobility.  A chiropractor can address and treat these problems.

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor who provides auto injury treatments in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!

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