Auto Accident Injury
Automobile accidents can happen fast and can seemingly come out of nowhere. It can be a scary and stressful time if you or a loved one is injured in an automobile accident. For auto accident injury treatment, contact Back To Health Wellness Center in Sarasota. Below, let's take a look at some common auto accident injuries, the symptoms, and learn how our chiropractor can help alleviate the symptoms and heal the injury.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
The number one auto accident injury is whiplash. This injury typically occurs in rear-ending accidents and results when the head is suddenly jerked forward and backward. As a result, the muscles of the neck become strained or sprained from extending beyond the natural range of motion. More general sprains and strains can also occur typically to the muscles in the neck and back. In some cases, herniated discs can occur if they are directly impacted as a result of the accident.
Symptoms of an Auto Accident Injury
Pain is the most common symptom following an auto accident. The pain can range from a dull ache to a stabbing pain, depending on the severity of the injury. Another common symptom is stiffness or a lack of range of motion. It may be difficult to move the head from side to side or up and down. In some injuries, the stiffness may radiate out to the shoulders or arms. Muscles may appear to be swollen, red, and tender. Herniated discs often result in pain accompanied by a numbness or tingling feeling in the shoulder, arms, legs, or buttocks.
When to Contact a Chiropractor
Any type of sharp or stabbing pain is an indication of a severe injury and a full chiropractic evaluation by our chiropractor is recommended. Our chiropractor can help to restore balance to the body, beginning with the spine. Many auto accident injuries are related to the spine and can be treated with the various techniques and therapies available at our chiropractic center. This can include manual manipulation, strengthening and stretching techniques, massage therapy, or physical therapy.
Back To Health Wellness Center understands how frightening an auto accident can be and our entire chiropractic team is here to help. Our office is easy to find, located at 2920 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL, 34243. To learn more about how our chiropractor can help or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (941) 351-2555!