Common Injuries Caused By a Car Accident
Car accidents can wreak havoc on the body. Even if you don’t notice any immediate signs of an injury following your car accident, it’s always a good idea to be evaluated by a doctor, as some injuries may be “hidden” and the symptoms won’t be obvious for up to a few days. This is especially common among those who experience whiplash following an auto accident.
Specifically, whiplash is an injury that occurs when the spine is thrust abruptly forward at the time of impact; this results in damage to the tendons, muscles, and ligaments along the spinal column. While symptoms may not be noticeable right away, they will eventually develop into back/neck pain, stiffness, and possibly even headaches.
Another common injury associated with auto accidents is a herniated or bulging disc. This can occur when the fluid-filled discs between the vertebrae of the spine become dislodged or otherwise forced out of place at the time of impact. This, in turn, can lead to severe and localized back or neck pain.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
If you’ve been injured in a recent auto accident and are showing any signs of whiplash, a herniated disc, or similar injury affecting your neck or back, our chiropractor may be able to help you.
We’ll begin with a consultation in our office, which will help us to get a better idea of your symptoms and allow us the opportunity to evaluate you. From there, we can determine the proper course of treatment based on your injuries and lifestyle.
One of the more common chiropractic treatments we may recommend for auto accident injuries is that of spinal adjustment therapy; this manual adjustment allows us to correct imbalances in the spine, which can improve blood/oxygen flow throughout the body and promote your body’s own natural healing processes. This treatment is also great for relaxing muscles and allowing herniated or bulging discs the space they need to return to their proper positions along the spinal column. Other treatments we may recommend can include the use of therapeutic modalities, stretching exercises, rehabilitative exercises and customized home exercise programs.
Schedule an Appointment With Our Chiropractor in Philadelphia
If you’re experiencing pain following a car accident, we strongly encourage you to schedule your appointment with our chiropractor in Philadelphia as soon as possible. You can reach HealthBridge Chiropractic by giving us a call or filling out our appointment request form on our website. We look forward to serving you!