An auto accident can cause significant damage to the body, even when the accident is fairly minor. While you may have clear injuries, other injuries may not show obvious symptoms early on. These injuries can worsen with time, which is why immediate diagnosis and treatment are recommended. If you have recently been involved in an auto accident and live in or around Houston, contact Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center to schedule an appointment.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
Car accidents can cause a wide range of injuries and symptoms. Many of these injuries can cause chronic pain and discomfort. Some of the most common injuries we treat include:
- Whiplash: This injury happens when the head quickly snaps back and forth uncontrollably, causing severe strain on the neck’s ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Common symptoms of whiplash injury include dizziness, headaches, limited neck mobility, and neck pain.
- Herniated or bulging discs: The force of an accident can push the spinal discs out of their positions. These discs can put pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain, numbness, and tingling.
- Rotator cuff injuries: People often lift their arms to shield themselves from the impact of an accident. This can damage the rotator cuff, which is a collection of muscles around the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears can be painful and may make it difficult to move your shoulder.
- Soft tissue injuries: The ligaments, muscles, and tendons in your body can be strained during an accident. You may be left with bruising, swelling, or more serious injuries, like a sprain.
How a Chiropractor Treats an Auto Accident Injury
When we see patients after an accident, we typically begin with a physical assessment. During this time, we'll examine your body and ask questions about your symptoms. If our chiropractor needs more detailed information about your injuries, we may order CT scans or x-rays.
Once we've identified your injuries, we can create a customized treatment plan that will help you recover. Therapies we use for auto accident injuries include:
- Spinal manipulation
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Cold laser therapy
- Massage therapy
- Cold and heat therapy
- Corrective exercises
Get Auto Injury Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Houston, TX
Chiropractic care offers natural and effective treatment for a variety of auto accident injuries. At Chiropractic Health and Wellness Center, Dr. Clinton can provide pain relief for your injuries while supporting the healing process. Call our team today at (281) 855-2277 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.