Long after the dust has settled and repairs have been made, a car accident can still have lasting effects on your body.
During an accident, significant trauma can occur to the musculoskeletal system, causing a misalignment that leads to chronic neck and back pain.
In fact, even accidents at speeds as low as five mph can cause severe Whiplash Injuries.
Regrettably, many car injury patients wait weeks or even months before seeking treatment.
Common Car Accident Injuries
The timely diagnosis of any personal injury will prevent the accumulation of scar tissue, which aggravates pain and delays healing.
At AICA, our Atlanta car accident injury Chiropractors can provide natural pain management and healing care for Atlanta, Marietta, and College Park car accident injury victims.
Four Common Atlanta Car Accident Injuries
Wondering if Chiropractic treatment can make a difference for you?
Here are four common auto injuries – and four ways in which our Chiropractors can help.
1. Whiplash auto injury
The force of a rear impact accident can whip the cervical spine beyond its standard range of motion.
When this occurs, victims may suffer from chronic neck pain, migraines and have difficulty concentrating on modest tasks. Chiropractic adjustments help restore correct alignment in the cervical spine.
2. Sore or stiff muscles
When the neck is abruptly whipped backward and forwards, the soft tissues in the neck may be sprained or strained.
Injury victims may struggle to turn their heads from side to side and also be unable to look down or up comfortably. Corrective, Therapeutic exercises can help restore full range of motion back to the neck.
3. Herniated disc
While a seatbelt is an important, life-saving device, it also prevents the lower body from moving naturally in the course of an accident.
Due to this restricted motion, the body may move forward while the pelvis area stays in one place – leading to a herniated disc in the lower back.
If a herniated disc in the lower back compresses the sciatic nerve, auto accident injury sufferers experience a painful radiating sensation in the lower back and legs.
Gentle adjustments can help the herniated disc return to its proper position – relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Schedule A Consultation With The Chiropractors At AICA Atlanta
You can receive immediate pain relief when you schedule a consultation or examination with AICA Atlanta.
We are available Monday through Sunday and you can contact our clinic by filling out our online submission form or by calling us at (404) 889-8828.