Auto Injuries

If you’ve been in a car crash, you know how painful and disruptive these kinds of injuries can be. Millions of people are hurt in auto collisions each year, and some people suffer for decades with chronic pain; even after a “minor” colission.

Our team of doctors have helped countless people recover from injuries suffered during a crash, and helped prevent the development of long-term symptoms.

Chiropractic is the perfect approach to dealing with auto injury pain. The most common types of problems experienced after a crash are those that originate in the neck and spine. This is the exact area of the body that chiropractic excels at healing.

We’ve studied the issue of auto injury or whiplash pain for years, and our website includes information about the most common injuries that you experience after a crash, how injury occurs in an accident, and how chiropractic can help you get better

It’s important not to wait to get care. Research shows that early treatment is important in avoiding the development of long-term symptoms.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain after a collision is pretty simple: the delicate ligaments and nerves in your neck and back are easily injured even in minor collisions. If these injuries aren’t treated promptly (by actually solving the root problem), the damaged tissues develop scar tissue and lose mobility, resulting in loss of function and pain.

All of our doctors at Back in Balance are trained to diagnose and treat auto injuries to help restore your normal spinal function and get you out of pain.

The Myth of a “Minor Collision”

There’s a common misconception that you can’t be injured during a “minor” crash. The truth is that you absolutely can be hurt in a low speed crash.

Extensive research was done by scientists on the nature of rear-end crashes and they found that there was no coorelation between the speed of a crash and chance that the occupant would be injured in that crash.

Even a simple fender-bender can put tremendous strain on the ligaments of your neck, which can lead to reduced mobility and scar tissue.

Common Symptoms After An Accident

The most common symptom reported is neck pain. During a crash, the head is often whipped around violently and that can easily injure the cervical spine.

Even a “minor” crash can result in serious injuries, like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long term symptoms.

Chiropractic adjustments are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system…without drugs or surgery.

Here are some of the symptoms our doctors treat in our auto injury patients:

Chronic Pain

Dizziness or Vertigo

Headache

Jaw Pain

Low Back Pain

Neck Pain

Radicular Pain

Shoulder Pain

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Ligament Injury