If you have pain after an auto accident injury, it can limit your mobility and significantly affect your quality of life. At Equilibrium Spinal Care in Oakland, CA, we offer chiropractic care to relieve your discomfort and prevent further complications. Before scheduling your appointment, learn about some common car accident injuries below:
Common Car Accident Injuries
There are various injuries that can occur due to a car accident. Some common injuries include the following:
Whiplash is the most common car accident injury. This injury happens when the neck moves back and forth forcefully when the vehicle comes to a sudden stop. Whiplash injuries can cause neck pain, stiffness or difficulty moving your head, headaches, and shoulder pain.
Back pain can also occur after a car accident. The discomfort can develop from muscle strains, sprains, disc herniation, broken vertebrae, or spinal misalignment.
Shoulder pain is usually caused by the seatbelt. While seatbelts can save lives, they can also put excessive pressure on your shoulder during an accident. As a result, you may experience strains, dislocations, and nerve damage.
Bruises can also happen after an auto accident. A dashboard injury can happen when your knee comes in contact with the dash and lead to swelling and bruising. You can also get chest injuries, head injuries, and hand injuries if your body hits parts of the car.
Chiropractic Treatment for Auto Accident Injuries
At our practice, we provide several treatments that can help you recover after an auto accident. We recommend visiting our chiropractor as soon as possible after your accident to prevent the pain from becoming chronic and heal faster.
A chiropractic adjustment can provide relief from auto accident injuries. Since misalignments can cause pain and interfere with nervous system function, our chiropractor will use gentle thrusts and pressure to correct misalignments. Proper alignment can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve nervous system function. The treatment can also help with spinal misalignment, whiplash, back pain, and joint injuries.
NUCCA Chiropractic Adjustment
Our chiropractor also helps alleviate pain in the upper cervical spine, also known as the neck. A NUCCA chiropractic adjustment realigns the neck and upper back, which can reduce symptoms of whiplash.
Spinal decompression can also be beneficial in eliminating pain. During the treatment, a specially designed table is used to create negative pressure in the spine, which allows bulging discs to go back to their proper position. The technique also allows nutrients and blood to flow into the spine and helps relax tense or injured back muscles. Spinal decompression can be helpful for whiplash, back pain, and misalignment.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you have recently been in an auto accident, contact Equilibrium Spinal Care in Oakland, CA, at (510) 330-5201 today. We will evaluate your condition and provide the necessary treatment that can help you heal. Our team looks forward to assisting you with your recovery process!