Springfield Chiropractor Discusses Auto Accident Injuries
Car accidents can bring injuries that go beyond those that are immediately detected. Because of this, you may find yourself in chronic pain even if you walked away from the incident. Here are some of the most common auto accident injuries treated by Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Springfield, MO:
Typical Auto Accident Injuries
The most well-known auto accident injury is likely whiplash, and it is also a quite common one. It is caused when the forces of an impact cause your head to be thrown forwards and backward. As this happens, the sinews of your neck get strained. Pain – sometimes extreme – and stiffness typically result. If the force was strong enough, the vertebrae in your neck can be knocked out of alignment as well.
Damage to the back is also very common, especially when you have been rear-ended. Forces from the impact go through the back of your seat and into your own back. Spinal misalignments, fractured vertebrae, herniated discs, and more can result from this type of force.
Your legs and knees may also be harmed in car wrecks. Bruising, dislocation and even fractures can result.
Injuries That May Show Up Later
Whiplash sometimes has a delayed appearance. For this reason, you should have your neck examined right away even if you initially feel no undue discomfort.
Closed head injuries also tend to present later on. Dizziness, memory problems, headaches, oversensitivity to stimuli, and similar issues are symptoms of these issues.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractors are trained and experienced in addressing spinal and neck issues. They can also help with soft tissue damage and even problems that arise from head injuries. Spinal manipulation is one of a chiropractor's first-line treatments. Depending on the injuries involved, treatments may also include spinal decompression, therapeutic massage, corrective exercises, and acupuncture. All of a chiropractor's treatments are free of drugs or surgery.
Contact Your Springfield-based Chiropractor to Get Evaluated Today
To be evaluated for treatment for an auto injury, just make an appointment with us here at Twin Oaks Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Springfield, MO. We'll get you in as soon as possible. To schedule an appointment, you can contact us at (417)882-1000.