Creating a Comprehensive & Effective Treatment Plan
Auto accidents are a common occurrence in daily life, and they are also a leading source of orthopedic injuries that might lead to chronic pain and limited mobility without the right care. Though most car accidents are minor, low-impact collisions, they can still cause injuries that may have lingering symptoms. At North Atlanta Chiropractic Center, we will provide comprehensive non-invasive care for your auto accident injuries while working with your insurance company to minimize your stress as you focus on your recovery. We work with highly respected attorneys in the Atlanta area, and will set up a consultation with an attorney if your injuries are a result of an auto or work place accident. We are dedicated to healing the lives we touch!
Common Auto Accident Injuries
Oftentimes, auto accident injuries will have delayed symptoms like headaches, back pain, or muscle stiffness that can set in anywhere from 24-48 hours after the accident. It is important that you do not ignore symptoms and seek medical attention right away, since the following injuries can worsen over time, leading to chronic pain.
- Whiplash – Whiplash is the most common injury in a car accident, caused by the abrupt forward and backward jerk of the head at impact. The small bones, nerves and muscles of the neck are not meant to sustain that kind of abrupt movement. Symptoms vary widely; you may feel no pain at all. You might have trouble turning your head, feel stiffness in your neck, shoulders and upper arms, or even experience some shooting pains. Other common complaints include fatigue and trouble sleeping comfortably. If you hit your head or if you have dizziness, blurred vision, difficulty speaking or severe headaches, you should seek treatment immediately.
- Seat belt injuries – While seatbelts are lifesaving, they can be the source of minor injuries, such as stress to the shoulders and extremities. These injuries result from the body being thrust forward by the impact of the collision and then being held back with a locking seatbelt. Regardless of whether you have observed any symptoms, your chiropractor can perform a comprehensive examination to pinpoint any structural problems. A chiropractic doctor will assess whether the vertebrae, joints, connective tissue, or other soft tissues may have sustained damage that could lead to later problems. Then, he or she will offer customized recommendations to restore you to full wellness.
- Spinal trauma – Many individuals will begin to experience pain in the lumbar spine following car accidents, because the lower back is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body when it comes to musculoskeletal injuries. Spinal Decompression Therapy. This type of manipulation refers to a short thrust that is applied misaligned vertebrae with the goal of improving movement, reducing nerve pain and restoring range of motion in the back. It is also commonly known as “chiropractic adjustment“. Many of the published guidelines recommend chiropractic manipulation to be included in the treatment plan early in the care of auto injuries. Chiropractic mobilization refers to low velocity manipulation, movement and stretching of the muscles and joints, with the goal of increasing the range of motion within those areas.
Chiropractic care is effective for many different musculoskeletal and nervous system problems, particularly those that can develop as a result of a car accident. Even if you believe your injuries to be minor, it’s in your best interests to see a chiropractor serving Atlanta sooner, rather than later. This is because many symptoms, such as a whiplash injury, may not develop until a few days after the crash. Regardless of whether you have observed any symptoms, your chiropractor can perform a comprehensive examination to pinpoint any structural problems. A chiropractic doctor will assess whether the vertebrae, joints, connective tissue, or other soft tissues may have sustained damage that could lead to later problems. Then, he or she will offer customized recommendations to restore you to full wellness.
We have been treating injured patients in the Atlanta area for over 24 years. Our dedicated Doctors and Staff are some of the best in the industry. We will exam you using the best diagnostic techniques, including Digital X-Ray, and diagnose your injuries. We design a treatment plan that will get you healthy and back to your active lifestyle. We will work with your insurance company, and provide Legal Assistance if your accident requires the assistance of an Attorney.