What Should I Do If My Child Was in a Car Accident?
Parenthood is already full of scary firsts, big emotions, and more. Adding a car accident to the mix is just not fair. But if your child was involved in a car accident, Impact Medical Group of St. Petersburg shares how chiropractic care may mitigate this stressful situation.
With several advances in car safety standards, five-point harnesses, and car seats, young children are safer than ever. Older children are also at an advantage with supportive seat belt connectors and booster seats that can protect them from harm. Children are much less likely to be injured in a car accident when they are in car seats and the second row of a vehicle. Though, accidents can still happen. The most common occurrences include fender-benders and rear-end collisions that may result in scrapes and bruises, especially around the seat belt and harness area. The force of impact can cause the body to propel forward while the harness and seat belt work to restrain them. During this quick movement, whiplash injuries may also occur.
As a parent, you do everything in your power to keep your children safe and healthy but in times that are out of your control, like car accidents, it’s important to leverage care options from professionals that specialize in accident injuries. Chiropractic care encourages a holistic approach to treatment after an accident. Misalignments in the spine and joints are common after a car accident. When a child experiences misalignment, it can prevent their brain from sending appropriate signals to the brain and other parts of the body. This can delay healing and disrupt growth. Impact Medical Group of St. Petersburg uses natural and safe techniques that can promote healing and strength. After alignment, children may experience pain and stress relief, and better sleep.
Additional injuries may be more mental than physical pain. Trauma from an accident may cause them to feel weary around the car, have behavioral changes, or even have disruptions in their sleeping patterns. Speaking to you or a professional that can offer additional support during this traumatic time can be meaningful.
Let us build a personalized program for your child that can alleviate mental and physical pain after a car accident. All plans are fluid and make room for changes and adjustments as necessary. Visit the Impact Medical Group of St. Petersburg website for more or call us at (727) 722-8103 to speak with our team.