Car crashes can be life-changing events. Regardless of the nature of your accident or the injuries you sustain, it is crucial that you seek immediate medical attention. Oftentimes, there are lingering effects and symptoms from your collision, and conditions may worsen without proper treatment. Some of the most common types of injuries resulting from car crashes include the following:
Whiplash and Other Neck Injuries
The force from a car accident can cause your body to move unnaturally and abruptly. One of the most common complaints after an accident is whiplash — strains to the muscles and ligaments of the neck, causing: pain and stiffness, tenderness in the shoulders and neck, as well as headaches. While symptoms of whiplash may take days to appear, they can sometimes linger for weeks or longer.
The sudden impact from car accidents may also result in herniated, slipped, or bulging discs. It may also cause or exacerbate sciatica — pressure on the lower back’s sciatic nerve resulting in pain radiating down the leg.
Joint, Muscle, or Ligament Injuries
Trauma to the elbows, knees, shoulders, elbows, hips, or other joints can also occur from the impact, whether from another car or your body hitting an element within your car. At times, this may be felt in the ligaments and muscles surrounding those joints and manifest in tears, strains, and inflammation.
The trauma or damage from a collision may also result in nerve damage or neuropathy by stretching or compressing the injured area’s nerves.
How Chiropractic Care Can Treat Your Auto Injury
Our highly trained chiropractors can provide you with all-natural, 100% non-invasive pain relief from your collision symptoms. Gentle but effective manual adjustments can improve the range of motion within the spine, returning it to its natural and proper alignment. The spine is the main structure of support for the entire body, and it is crucial to maintain its form and structure for the overall health and well-being of any individual.
Regardless of the specific circumstances around your particular accident, it is essential that you seek a prompt evaluation. We have the right treatments that can prevent your condition from worsening or turning into a chronic issue.
Call our office to learn more about our car accident injury treatments.