When you have a spine, joint, or soft tissue injury, don’t wait to seek treatment. At Ultimate Health Medical Clinic in Littleton, Colorado, Dr. Jason Leavitt and the team of experienced practitioners provide emergency chiropractic treatment when you need it most. Make an appointment today by calling the team at 303.904.0331 or requesting one online. They also have immediate walk-in appointments available for urgent chiropractic needs and have on-site X-rays if needed.

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Emergency Chiropractic Q&A

What is emergency chiropractic treatment?

Chiropractic medicine treats pain in the spine, joints, and soft tissues. Most of the time, someone seeking chiropractic treatment can wait a day or two until the next available appointment. In some cases, however, you may need immediate medical attention.

When it’s an emergency, our Littleton chiropractic office is ready to treat you. Emergency chiropractic care treats pain soon after an injury occurs, sometimes within mere hours, whether it’s a sudden flare up of pain in the neck or back or if you’ve been in an auto accident and fear whiplash. In fact, our doctors recommend being seen immediately following an accident as whiplash can take days to diagnose.

What conditions can emergency chiropractic treatment help?

With any injury involving the spine, the length of time that passes between injury and treatment significantly affects your recovery. Emergency chiropractic care can treat many conditions, including:

  • Soft-tissue damage
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sprained ankle
  • Achilles tendon
  • Pinched nerves
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Numbness
  • Whiplash or related pain and injuries

Ultimate Health Medical Clinic offers on-site X-rays and other medical services that provide emergency care and can save you a trip to the emergency room or urgent care.

When should you make an emergency chiropractic appointment?

Sometimes, a spinal, joint, or muscle injury is so painful it needs medical attention right away; other times, the cause of an injury makes it more likely that you’ll experience long-term damage if you don’t get treated. Here are the three most common reasons for seeking emergency chiropractic treatment:

  • Car accident/Auto injury
    A car accident can cause whiplash even if the damage to your car is minimal. If you’re involved in a collision, schedule an emergency chiropractic appointment within 24 hours to reduce the chances of lifelong discomfort.
  • Sports injury
    Spinal or joint injuries are common in high-impact sports like football, martial arts, and skiing. But even a sudden twist or fall while running, dancing, or cycling can slip a disc, places stress on your spine or causes trauma to your joints and soft tissue. Emergency chiropractic care can ease pain and prevent your injury from worsening.
  • Acute neck or back pain
    Neck or back pain is a sign that something isn’t right. But acute pain — a sharp pain that comes on suddenly — needs immediate chiropractic attention because it can indicate disc damage, a dislocation, or other condition that could lead to further health problems and discomfort.

An untreated chiropractic emergency can lead to long-term health issues, ongoing back or joint pain, and reduced quality of life. If you need emergency chiropractic treatment, call Ultimate Health Medical Clinic today or make an appointment online. Our experienced team also offers walk-in appointments, because we know you can’t always plan for an emergency or sudden pain.