Common Auto Accident Injuries
Even after the dust settles and the repairs to your vehicle are made, an auto accident may still cause long-lasting issues and pain to your body. Many accidents cause serious trauma to the body causing misalignments, chronic back and neck pain and serious whiplash injuries.
Unfortunately, some people who have been in an auto accident will wait too long before they seek treatment. It is best to see a licensed doctor give you a prompt diagnosis to help prevent the build-up of scar tissue, which blocks healing and creates pain.
At Boulder Back Pain Clinic, Dr. Cahn has provided natural pain management and healing care to auto accident victims with a wide range of issues and injuries.
Are you wondering if chiropractic care can make a difference for you? Below are 4 of the most common auto injuries and how we can help.
4 Common Auto Injuries
- Whiplash: Impact accidents that come from the rear of the vehicle can cause the spine to move beyond its normal range of motion. Whiplash victims generally suffer from chronic neck pain, migraines and have difficulty concentrating on simple tasks. Receiving a chiropractic adjustment will help restore proper alignment in the spine.
- Sore or stiff muscles: Another common auto injury is soft tissues in the neck that may be strained or sprained. Victims may struggle to turn their heads to the side or up to down. Our team will diagnose the issues and provide the right amount of corrective care exercises recommended to restore your neck to a full range of movement.
- Herniated disc: Seatbelts are critical life-saving devices, however, they restrict the lower body from natural movements. While in an auto accident it is common that the body moves forward while the pelvis area stays in one place. This can cause a herniated disc in the lower back. There is specific treatment available for chiropractic care, that treats the source of pain and allows swift recovery.
- Sciatica: If a herniated disc in the lower back compresses the sciatic nerve, car accident injury patients experience a radiating pain sensation in the legs and lower back. Gentle adjustments can help the herniated disc return to its proper position – relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Has chiropractic care helped you recover from a car accident injury? If you have been in an auto accident and have any issues with your health please give our team a call and come see your health improve!