Even in a low impact car accident, there can be a back and neck injury.
Chiropractic care after a car accident is ideal for people seeking a non-surgical and drug-free solution. At Pars Health Clinic, we provide safe, effective, natural and non-invasive Chiropractic care to help alleviate pain due to injuries from car accidents.
An Overview of Car Accident Injuries
The human body is not made to withstand the impact of a car accident and the way the body reacts to an accident varies. A car accident injury can cause long-term pain to your body if not treated immediately, even if there are no visible signs of injuries. While severe injuries can keep you bed-ridden, mild injuries such as micro-tears in the muscles or ligaments can also lead to more pain in the long run. Dr. Navid Mahallati recommends immediate Chiropractic care to realign the spine, reduce inflammation and help heal the body.
Types of Car Accident Injuries
There are many types of car accident injuries:
- Neck Injuries
- Displaced bone fragments in the spine
- Herniated discs
- Soft-tissue injuries
Symptoms of Car Accident Injuries
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Body stiffness
- Chest pain
- Panic attack symptoms
Head and Back Injuries
Head injuries are among the most serious car accident injuries. Seated drivers and passengers involved in high-speed collisions can strike their heads against steering wheels, dashboards, or windows. This can cause traumatic brain injuries, ranging from mild concussions to comas and lasting cognitive problems. Often extensive medical treatment and long-term medical care are required after such injuries. Head injuries can also lead to skull fractures, hearing loss, and vision problems.
Back injuries are also common. Any damage to the spinal cord can cause significant nerve damage. Patients may experience reduced sensation of and control over their arms, hands, legs, feet, and other body parts. More serious forms of spinal damage can leave patients permanently paralyzed. Another common car accident injury is a herniated disk. This tends to be less severe than spinal damage or head injuries, but can still cause significant problems. Patients often experience numb or tingling sensations, muscle weakness, and arm or leg pain.
Neck and Chest Injuries
Probably the most well known car accident injury is whiplash. Sudden movement of the head and neck (such as from a rear-end collision) can cause serious neck muscle and ligament damage. Whiplash injuries can differ from person to person, depending on the accident and the health of the person involved in it. Generalized neck pain and swelling is also fairly common. It is also not unheard of for patients to suffer temporary vocal cord paralysis after a car accident.
Many serious injuries are related to trauma affecting the chest area. Blunt force trauma from car accidents can cause broken ribs and collapsed lungs. People with heart problems can go into traumatic cardiac arrest from an accident. Internal bleeding in the chest area can be an immediate problem following an accident. Damage to internal organs, the pelvis, and the abdomen can also occur. These kinds of injuries require immediate medical attention.
Injuries to the arms, legs, hands and feet can be common. Accidents involving pedestrians can see leg and foot damages in addition to all those mentioned above. Motorcyclists involved in car accidents can suffer significantly more serious and more numerous injuries. These can include broken bones, ligament damage such as a torn ACL, and even severed limbs. The fatality rate for motorcyclists is also significantly higher than that for drivers and passengers in cars.
Emotional distress following a car accident is also common. People most often drive or ride in a car with friends and family members. Serious car crashes can leave emotional scars on those who suffered serious injuries as well as those who witnessed them. Counseling and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and similar psychological injuries is fairly common.
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injuries
Our approach to treatment is rooted in this simple philosophy: treat both the symptoms and the problem. While medications help reduce the pain, medication does not treat or get rid of the underlying cause of pain. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment technique for car accident injuries because Dr. Mahallati realigns the body to fix the problem. Our goal with every patient is to improve their health from the inside out and avoid long-term pain.
Non-Obvious Injuries- Other than the move obvious car accident injuries, there are other injuries such as whiplash that are not always apparent immediately following a a car accident. It sometimes takes days to feel the symptoms of whiplash, such as headache, soreness, dizziness, pain in the upper back and neck. By seeing Dr. Mahallati immediately following your car accident, we can properly diagnose your injuries and initiate your Chiropractic care plan before the pain worsens and become unbearable.
Drug-Free Pain Relief- Pain relief drug medications can be extremely addictive. Chiropractic care offers relief from pain without the need for any addictive drugs or medications and heals the body from within and not just masking the pain.
Reduces Inflammation- Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the nervous system and helps the body release anti-inflammatory substance, which reduces inflammation and alleviates pain.
Restores Range of Motion- Chiropractic adjustments can help mobilize your spine and restore range of motion. Dr. Mahallati has the training and decades of experience to provide you with the highest level of chiropractic care to help you avoid long-term pain and promote natural healing.