Chiropractic Care for Auto Injuries
The different injuries resulting from auto accident can be as varied as the individual circumstances of each collision, but there are some types of auto injuries that are more common than others. Soloway Chiropractic treats all motor vehicle accidents with immediate care. DON’T DELAY – get auto injury care as soon as possible to prevent health complications in the future period…
Injuries That Can Result from Auto Accidents
Determine the type and severity of the auto accident.
The type and severity of injuries suffered by drivers and passengers involved in a car accident depend on factors that include:
- Was the person wearing a seat belt?
- Did the person’s car get hit from the rear, side or front?
- Was the occupant facing straight ahead in the seat? Or was the person’s head or body turned in a certain direction?
- Was it a low-speed collision or a high-speed crash?
- Did the car have airbags?
A large number of neck injuries are non-technical and is described as whiplash. Whiplash is most commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents where the impact of a crash causes your head to snap forward and then back in a rapid motion.
Common signs of a whiplash injury include:
- Neck pain
- Stiffness on the neck and shoulders
- Dizziness and fatigue
- Blurred vision and/or difficulty concentrating
- Ringing in the ears
- Pain when moving your head
Chest injuries typically take the form of contusions or bruises, but can be more severe, such as broken ribs or internal injuries. If a person’s body is thrown forward in a collision, even though it might not impact the steering wheel or dashboard, the chest area will still experience a high level of force against the shoulder harness or seat belt, which can cause severe bruising.
Arm and Leg Injuries
If your car suffers a side impact, your arms and legs might be thrown hard against the door. While positioned as a passenger in a car, your legs typically have very little room for movement.
Car accidents often cause an occupant’s knees to hit the dashboard or seats in front of them. Depending on the nature of the collision, injuries to your arms and legs might be mere bruises or scrapes, but sprains and even breaks can occur.
Back injuries or Spinal Pain
Back pain due to car accident are commonly caused by the sudden jolt or force of impact causing muscle injury which are short term. Back and spinal pain can lead to chronic pain if left untreated and can lower your quality of life.
Treatment for back and spinal pain depends on the type of injury you sustained.