Auto Accident Injury
Auto Accident Injury
An auto accident injury is not always immediately apparent, making it more likely to remain untreated and causing long-term damage or disability. You can avoid the risk of medical complications by seeking drug-free treatment at Durham Chiropractic located in Jackson in West Tennessee. The sooner you see our chiropractor, the sooner you can go back to your daily routines without pain or other disabling symptoms.
Common Injuries Sustained in a Car Collision
A person can sustain one or more of the following injuries whether they were driving at or above the speed limit or the crash happened while sitting in a parked vehicle:
- Spinal cord compression
- Shoulder, wrist, or knee injury
- Head wounds or concussion (traumatic brain injury)
- Contusions, torn ligaments, or muscle strains and sprains
- Dislocated joints, compression fractures, or herniated discs
Typical Car Accident Injury Symptoms
Symptoms usually depend on the type and severity of the injury. They can include mild to disabling pain in the neck, back, shoulder, chest, arm, hand, or lower extremities. Stiffness, swelling, body aches, headaches, blurred vision, dizziness, and limited mobility are also common. Pressure on the spinal cord may trigger numbness, tingling, or weakness anywhere along the path of the nerve. Leg pain due to a pinched sciatic nerve may also occur.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help Treat Your Auto Accident Injury
Shock and a rush of adrenaline often suppress auto injury symptoms. It may be best to take precautions and seek chiropractic care right away. Our chiropractic physician and wellness team will work together to accelerate your recovery, restore function, and help prevent surgery. Your doctor will examine you for external injuries, analyze your symptoms, and x-ray the spine to look for signs of damage to the joint, nerve, and connective tissue.
We find that an integrative treatment approach using the following non-invasive modalities provide optimum pain relief, increase range of motion, and promote healing:
- Chiropractic adjustment- corrects spinal misalignment
- Spinal decompression- relieves pressure on the spine, nerve, and discs
- Massage therapy- reduces stiffness and inflammation
- Rehabilitative exercises- increase flexibility and core strength
We may also prescribe ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, proper nutrition, or lifestyle adjustments to improve the treatment results.