Auto accidents are unfortunately all too common, many resulting in serious injuries. Here at Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we have helped many people heal and recover faster after suffering an auto-related injury. Our Chesapeake chiropractor team offers a range of services to help people recover from an auto accident injury. Common injuries we have helped with include the following:
A whiplash injury occurs when the head and neck are slung forwards and then snapped back quickly, which is a common occurrence during auto accidents such as a major head-on or tailgating accident. Chiropractor care can help the spine recover from this kind of injury by aligning the vertebrae and strengthening the spinal column to alleviate the pressure that has been placed on the nerves of the neck and back as a result of the injury.
Auto accidents often occur at high speeds and that kind of impact can cause the vertebrae of the spine to shift and compress on the spinal cord. This can lead to pain, numbness, weakness, and instability in the spine as well as other areas of the body such as the arms and legs. Spinal compression injuries can benefit from spinal adjustments and alignment therapy in order to remove that pressure on the nerves.
The most common kind of traumatic brain injury seen in emergency rooms, a concussion occurs during an auto accident when your head impacts something or when a major whiplash event occurs and the brain actually hits the inside of the skull. Symptoms range from headaches to weakness and chiropractor treatments can relieve those issues and restore normal function and operations for the spine and nerves.
A common auto accident injury is pinched nerves. When the vertebrae of the neck and back shift out of alignment it can pinch into the bundle of nerves that make up the spinal cord. This compression leads to pain in the neck, back, arms, and legs. This is why getting chiropractic care for your back and spine as soon as possible after an auto accident is so important. We can help you recover quickly and get back on your feet.
Between every vertebrae of the spine, there is a soft spongy material known as a spinal disc. This helps to cushion the bones and allows for the flexibility of the spin while also acting as shock absorbers against normal impacts. During an auto accident, the discs can slip out of position and cause problems with the spinal cord. A chiropractic adjustment and alignment can get things back in place and protect the spinal cord.
To learn more about how Atlantic Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of Chesapeake can help you recover from an auto accident injury contact us today at (757) 547-4325 for a free consultation!