When a car accident victim sustains a serious traumatic injury, it’s imperative that they receive proactive medical treatment as soon as possible to ensure a complete recovery. For victims who experience bone fractures, treating the injury and preventing infection are critical for preventing other conditions from developing. In most cases where a displaced unstable fracture exists, surgical stabilization is necessary.
The chiropractors at AICA Atlanta are experienced at treating blunt physical trauma and bone fractures. AICA Atlanta continually obtains and executes the most contemporary medical equipment and state-of-the-art imaging technology to help accident victims experience complete, healthy recoveries. Our clinic serves as the highest in chiropractic procedure volume in Atlanta, allowing us to provide a sense of care that is second to none.
Identifying Bone Fractures
When someone experiences a significant car accident, their bones may become completely or partially fractured in a variety of areas. Fractures often occur because of a slip and fall accident, car accident, a sports injury, a degenerative condition, or over strain. Patients can identify a fracture if they hear a snap or cracking noise, or if the tissue surrounding the affected area is tender, bruised, and inflamed.
Chiropractic Treatment for Traumatic Injuries and Bone Fractures
Car accident injuries that require chiropractic treatment are often acute in nature, although other specialists may be utilized to examine the chronic effects of prior injuries. Patients who are currently managing any of the following acute or chronic conditions may benefit from chiropractic intervention:
- Fractures of upper or lower extremities
- Complex periarticular injuries
- Pelvic and acetabular fractures
- Complex femoral fractures
- Injuries requiring internal or external fixation
- Injuries caused by falls
- Injuries requiring bone reconstruction
The Atlanta chiropractors at AICA use casts, splints, pins, and other stabilization techniques/devices to keep the injury in its original position to support a healthy recovery. External fixation techniques comprise of plaster and fiberglass casts, cast-braces, splints, and other related items. Internal fixation techniques are used to keep broken bone fragments in their correct position using a combination of pins, screws, and metal plates.
Recovering From Fractures
It may take several weeks or months to completely recovery from a fracture depending on the extent of the injury. Patients tend to overcome painful symptoms well before their injury has reached the point where it can withstand physical activity to support weight. Patients often require a period of rehabilitation that incorporates low-impact exercises before they are able to return to their normal routine.
If you recently sustained a fracture and are interested in experiencing a fast, safe recovery, contact AICA Atlanta right away. Just dial (404) 889-8828 to speak with one of our staff members about scheduling a free consultation to learn more about us or a complete examination for immediate pain relief.