Car accident injuries
Getting into a car accident can be a traumatic experience, physically and mentally. There are many different types of injuries that can occur from collisions, whether you are the driver, passenger or a pedestrian. Often, a person may not have symptoms of his or her injuries until hours, days or weeks after the accident. Because of this, it is crucial to see a chiropractor as soon as possible after an auto accident occurs. The doctors here at Precision Chiropractic Health have the knowledge, experience, and tools to treat your auto accident injuries.
Types of Injuries
Chiropractors treat many different types of injuries. The number one injury from a motor vehicle accident is whiplash. Whiplash is caused when your head rapidly jerks forward or backward and then snaps back into place, causing trauma to the muscles and tendons in your neck. The symptoms of whiplash can include neck pain, neck stiffness, headaches, arm pain, limited range of motion, and tenderness. These symptoms may take several days to weeks to occur.
The collision may also cause injuries to your mid or lower back. These injuries are often bulged or herniated vertebral discs, spinal cord or nerve injuries. A vertebral disc is the cushion part of the spine that serves as a shock absorber. The force of the collision could put a lot of pressure on the disc and cause it to bulge or herniate. This can then lead to pressure on the spine or a nerve. The symptoms of a bulged or herniated disc in the mid or lower back can include weakness, numbness or tingling traveling down the legs, muscle spasms and tightness. Any injury that happens from an auto collision can be very serious if left untreated.
Treatment of injuries
If left untreated, these injuries can cause long-term damage and other health issues which is why it is important to be seen by a chiropractor quickly. A physical evaluation will be performed on you to decide what will be your optimal treatment plan. The doctors use a variety of techniques which, depending on your state and condition, may include spinal adjustments, electric muscle stimulation, and rehabilitative exercises. Chiropractic care will help reduce swelling and inflammation, relieve pressure and pain and help return the body to its normal range of motion in the injured areas. The doctors and team here at Precision Chiropractic Health can help you take the next step back to health after your auto accident so call today 631-423-1969.