Auto Accident Injury Q & A

What are common auto accident injuries?

Auto accidents, even minor ones, can cause injuries that have lasting complications. Some common injuries that people experience as the result of an auto accident include:

  • Cuts
  • Fractures
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Another common auto accident injury is whiplash. This condition develops from the rapid back-and-forth movement of your neck and can lead to muscle spasms developing unequally on either side of your spine. 

The imbalance in your muscles can limit your upper spine’s normal range of motion and cause vertebral misalignments throughout the rest of your spine.

When should I seek treatment for an auto accident injury?

You should seek treatment for an auto accident injury right away. While you may not have pain immediately after the event, you may experience a sudden worsening of your symptoms in the hours or days afterward when the adrenaline rush wears off.

Untreated whiplash and other musculoskeletal injuries can worsen over time and affect your overall health and function. Some conditions can also increase your risk for chronic pain and disability.

The chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc offer comprehensive physical exams in-office and spend time reviewing your symptoms. They can customize a chiropractic care plan to your needs to support your body’s ability to heal itself.

What happens during a chiropractic visit for an auto accident injury?

To realign your spine, the chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc can use manual manipulation techniques and specialized instruments to force the vertebrae into their proper position. These adjustments aren’t painful and can quickly relieve pressure on the nerves surrounding your spine.

The chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc can also recommend at-home exercises to improve blood circulation and help your body heal fully from musculoskeletal injuries. Exercises strengthen your spine to improve its mobility and can also lower your risk for additional spine injuries and disease.

In addition to providing high-quality chiropractic care, Integrated Spine & Disc also files all necessary insurance paperwork and handles attorney requests regarding your auto accident injury. This allows you the time you need to focus on healing and getting back to your usual routine.

If you need an evaluation for an auto accident injury, call Integrated Spine & Disc to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online today.