A car accident is one of the most devastating and life-changing events that can happen in someone’s life. Beyond the financial impact of damage to your vehicle and the loss of income due to being out of work, the trauma can often extend to personal injuries sustained in the impact.
These injuries can range in severity from dull to acute to even immobilizing pain and disability. It is vital that you seek treatment as soon as possible after the accident to increase the effectiveness of treatment and get you back on the road to recovery.
Types of Auto Accident Injuries
While it is true that automobile safety regulations have made the likelihood of surviving accidents much more common, the injuries that are sustained can still be severe since there are so many types of accidents.
Whether you are operating a motorcycle, a sports car, or a large truck, the factors of the velocity of impact, the size of the other vehicle, and the deployment or failure of safety equipment like airbags can still leave you with serious injuries requiring immediate treatment. Immediately after the accident, you should seek an evaluation to determine which treatment options best suit your unique situation.
The nature of violent impact injuries can lead to their effects being masked for hours and even days. The shock from the accident and the absorption of the impact force can affect your body in numerous debilitating ways, such as the following:
- Neck pain, such as whiplash or damage to cervical ligaments, vertebrae, muscles and tendons in the neck, or facet joints
- Back pain due to disc problems or lumbar sprains and strains
- Joint injuries, especially to the wrist, elbow, or shoulder from the steering wheel or airbag deployment, or knee, hip, or other joints from the impact
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament damage throughout the body from debris or crushing injuries
- Damaged or impinged nerves
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Treat Car Accident Injury
The pain and tissue damage following an accident can leave you unable to move as you once did. Even the slightest flex of a muscle or turn of the head can cause excruciating pain, and there can be lasting effects such as migraines that, left untreated, can rob you of the ability to enjoy life, much less work, exercise, or perform required tasks as you once did.
After a thorough evaluation, a chiropractor can determine the alignment and damage issues created by the impact of the accident and formulate a course of treatment particular to your needs.
Modern chiropractic treatment still includes expert-targeted manual adjustments as well as massage therapy, physical rehab plans, and even regenerative treatments such as Platelet-Rich Plasma injections. In this treatment, the patient’s own blood is used to create a strong solution containing their body’s own healing factors, which are then reinjected at the points of tissue damage, increasing the body’s ability to restore the cells to a healthier, renewed state.
These non-invasive treatments avoid the issues involved with medical pain management or surgery and target the problems causing the pain directly rather than masking them.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact our office today to schedule an appointment and let’s help you get the relief you need.