When you get into an accident on the road, you want to address injuries before it causes additional complications in your lifestyle. Even minor injuries, like sprained and strained muscles, worsen when you ignore the discomfort. By understanding your treatment options and working with a chiropractor, you reduce the risk of worsening an injury and encourage the healing process.
Common Injuries from an Auto Accident
The injuries you may face during an auto accident ultimately depend on the severity of the accident. A car moving at a slow speed will usually result in minor injuries while a fast-moving vehicle may result in more severe and complicated injuries.
The most common injuries associated with accidents at any speed include:
- Sprained or strained muscles
- Bruising and cuts
- Head injuries, including concussions
- Herniated discs
- Injuries to the spinal cord
Since back injuries often occur during a car accident, you want to work on pain relief with a professional chiropractor. At our clinic, we offer physical therapy, massage therapy and chiropractic treatments to improve mobility and reduce pain.
Treatments for injuries from an auto accident depend on your situation and needs. Generally, we evaluate your injuries with an x-ray and similar tools to before making any suggestions. Since the pain may stem from broken or cracked bones, we always check for more severe injuries than you may expect to prevent complications during treatment and ensure that it suits your needs.
We develop a personalized treatment plan for physical therapy and chiropractic care based on the injuries. We may use tools like a spinal adjustment or decompression therapy to reduce pain in your back and neck. We also use tools like massage to address pain in the muscles and soft tissues after the accident.
Car accidents impact your health and life in unexpected ways. Even a minor accident may cause injuries to your body, so you want an effective treatment plan to encourage healing. For more details about our treatment options or to set up an appointment with a professional chiropractor, contact us today.