Being the victim of a car accident can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally. There are many injuries that are common after an auto accident. At UTC Chiropractic in San Diego, CA, we can help. Our chiropractor can treat pain and other symptoms associated with the most common auto accident injuries.
There are many injuries you can suffer from after a car accident, but these are some of the most common.
Whiplash occurs when your head is forced backward and forward. Whiplash is most common during a rear-end collision. It causes neck pain, neck stiffness, and many other symptoms that can affect your quality of life.
If you hit your head on the dashboard, the windshield, the window, or any other part of the vehicle during an accident, you can suffer a head injury. Concussions are very common during car accidents and can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, vision problems, and many other symptoms.
Broken bones are common injuries after a car accident. The most common bones that are broken as a result of a car accident are the arms, legs, hips, and shoulders. If your airbag deploys, the force of the airbag can cause broken fingers or a broken wrist. When you break a bone, you won't be able to move it for a while, which can result in muscle stiffness and loss of range of motion. It is as important to treat these issues as it is to treat the broken bone itself.
The sudden impact of a crash can cause your knees to strike the dashboard, causing various injuries. The impact can cause pain in the ligaments in your knee as well as your kneecap. Knee injuries can be very painful and make walking difficult. These injuries are complicated, and require immediate medical attention for healing.
Your spine contains spinal discs that are soft and jellylike. Around the spinal discs are a tougher, rubbery exterior. The impact of a car accident can cause a shift in your spine, causing the spinal disc to rupture from the exterior. Herniated discs cause a variety of painful and unpleasant symptoms that require immediate treatment.
If you were injured during a car accident, we can help. Our chiropractor will ask about your medical history and the symptoms you are experiencing. We will also need to know details about the nature of the accident. We can determine your injury with our diagnostic equipment and find a treatment method that is right for you. We offer spinal alignments, massage therapy, corrective exercises, and more to help you heal from an auto accident injury.
All of our treatment methods are natural and drug-free. We look for the root of your pain, not just your symptoms. Our treatment methods are effective, and we make sure your pain is not reoccurring.
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Don’t wait to get treatment after being in a car accident. At UTC Chiropractic in San Diego, CA, we can help you recover. To schedule an appointment, call us today.