Auto Accident Injury Chiropractor in Decatur
If you have been in an accident and suffer from back pain and whiplash, look no further than Total Health and Injury Specialist. We have the expertise needed to relieve any pain you may have been feeling. For auto accident chiropractic services, call my office today to schedule an appointment.
A visit to a chiropractor should always follow an auto injury, as chiropractors are specialists in damage to soft and hard tissue.
- How Can a Chiropractor Help Me After My Auto Accident?
- Chiropractors are able to treat neck and back injuries associated with auto accidents. Many times, individuals who have been injured in a car accident experience such intense muscle pain and stiffness that they simply cannot function normally. When left untreated, this discomfort can be a serious issue.
- After an auto accident, some individuals experience indicators of whiplash injuries right away, such as blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, reduced range of motion and arm pain. Whiplash can also result in minor back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems, and disc damage. Other individuals may be injured and feel nothing at all. Treating pain or whiplash should never be secondary to bringing your car at the mechanic or working with your insurance company. If you’ve had an auto accident recently, your first priority should be taking the initiative to visit your chiropractor!
- Automobile/Truck Collision injuries
- Neck and Lower back Injuries: These are the most common injuries that occur in motor vehicle collisions. Whiplash occurs most commonly in rear-end collisions when the head is violently forced backward and then rebounds forwards resulting in injuries to the muscles, ligaments, disc and other connective tissue. Greater damage can occur when the car is struck from the side, or the individual’s head is turned one way or the other or the collision results in the car spinning. In some cases, these injuries are minor and recover within a few weeks with proper care. However, in cases where the pain continues over a long period of time, the patient may have suffered more significant ligament injury. In these cases, more specific diagnosis is needed to determine the condition of the injured ligaments in the neck that is causing ongoing pain
- Spinal Disc Injuries: Bulges/Herniations/Extrusions: The spine is a stack of bones called vertebra. Nerves run out from the spinal cord, which is in the middle of the spine, to all parts of the body. The vertebra is separated by “shock absorbers” called intervertebral disc. The disc is often compared to a jelly doughnut. The outer layer is the annulus fibrosis and is comprised of several layers of fibrocartilage. This later contains the nucleus pulposus (the “jelly “of the doughnut) and distributes pressure evenly across the disc. A herniated disc occurs when those discs rupture, allowing the jellylike center to leak out which results from a tear in the central portion of the disc to extend outside the damaged outer layer and the herniated disc irritates the surrounding nerves, compressing them and can cause pain to extend into the arms or legs and even create weakness. Herniated discs are quite common in motor vehicle collision injuries. Research shows that even low-speed impacts can cause significant disc damage. All victims of automobile collisions, particularly if there are complaining of pain radiating into the arms or legs should be properly diagnosed so appropriate treatment can be performed.
- Airbag and Seatbelt Injuries: Drivers sitting close to the steering wheel tend to have direct contact with the inflating device as it is being deployed, putting them at great risk for facial and neck trauma, cervical spine injury, soft tissue injuries, eye injuries, skin abrasions, bruises, scrapes and lacerations, concussion, rib injuries and fractures, middle back and lower back injuries, abdominal injuries, upper limb dislocations and fractures.
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