AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES

What Are Auto Accident Injuries?
The most common forms of auto accident injuries involve the head and neck region of the body – as well as the back. Over half of car crash victims involved in rear-impact collisions suffer from pain in their lower back.Typical head injuries include concussions that can range from mild to severe and neck injuries, such as whiplash, are common as well as herniated discs in the back.

What Causes Auto Accident Injuries?
The faster your car is moving, the more force it is going to generate. When the car is suddenly stopped – such as during a crash – the momentum must go somewhere. Whiplash is caused when the neck is moved too suddenly, usually in the instance of being rear-ended. If you’re T-boned, the force of the car hitting you is transferred to you and your vehicle, which can result in blunt-force trauma or other serious complications.

When You Should Seek Treatment
You should always seek treatment after an auto accident. If you have any neck or back pain, seeking medical attention can be critical in maintaining a healthy and functional nervous system. Soft-tissue damage, such as to your muscles or ligaments, can result in swelling and pain. Back injuries are characterized by a sense of numbness or tingling sensation, muscle weakness or arm and leg pain. Concussions are characterized by clouded thinking, blurry vision, dizziness and even loss of consciousness.

Why You Should Seek Treatment
Even if you feel fine after an accident, there is a phenomenon known as “silent injuries.”They may not be present at the time of the crash, but get louder and worse over time. Problems like whiplash and concussions may not be apparent at first due to adrenaline coursing through you, but if left untreated, they can have detrimental effects on your overall health and quality of life. Headaches can just be that, a headache, but they can also be signs of serious injury. They could indicate concussions or blood clots in the brain. Abdominal pain and swelling could mean you are suffering from internal bleeding.

Treatment
Most of the injuries associated with automotive accidents can be treated by a chiropractor. Treatment can help reduce muscle weakness and stiffness, inflammation, headaches, shoulder pain and other forms of discomfort. Other benefits can include restoration in the range of motion of an injured extremity, a reduction in stress levels, reduction of scar tissue and relief of localized and widespread pain.

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