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Common Auto Accident Injury
Car accidents jar the body, throwing the spine and neck out of alignment and injuring extremity joints. The pain can be so severe that you end up missing work. Our Lexington chiropractor can diagnose your musculoskeletal injuries and recommend a course of treatment to naturally reduce your pain and heal your injuries.
Concussions are considered traumatic brain injuries. They occur when the head impacts an object and that impact is hard enough to cause the brain to bruise and swell. Symptoms include feeling groggy or slowed down, difficulty concentrating, nausea, headaches and dizziness. The symptoms of a concussion may not appear immediately, so it is important to get seem by our chiropractor if you think you hit your head during your car accident.
Knee injuries can occur when the knee impacts the dash or door. This often causes bruising, swelling and damage to the ACL or other ligaments in the knee. Knee pain may be instant, but the full extent of the injury may not be known for days. An impact to the knee from an auto accident can cause swelling, bruising and pain.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is common after a car accident. During the impact, the back muscles can be strained. The ligaments can become sprained, and the vertebrae can be thrown out of alignment. Severe impacts can result in bulging and herniated discs. Symptoms include pain, inflammation and loss of range of motion in the back.
Shoulder and arm injuries can occur from the impact against your seatbelt or if you were holding onto the steering wheel or stick shift at the time of the impact. This can cause shoulder, wrist, elbow and arm injuries. Symptoms include bruising, swelling, pain and loss of range of motion or pain while moving the afflicted joint.
Whiplash is a severe injury of the neck and head. It occurs when the neck is stretched well beyond its normal range of motion. During a car accident, the neck and neck are forcefully jerked back and forth. This strains and sprains the muscles and ligaments and misaligns the cervical vertebrae. Whiplash injuries are not readily apparent. They can take days and even weeks to fully appear. Common symptoms include headaches, migraines, light sensitivity, neck pain and dizziness. If you have recently been in an auto accident, it is important to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor to check for whiplash. This is important even if you are not experiencing symptoms.
Chiropractic Treatment for Car Accident Injuries
Our chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Lynch, can diagnose your injuries and provide comprehensive treatment programs to reduce your pain and heal those injuries. Here at Lynch Chiropractic Center, we diagnose and treat car accident injuries naturally. We offer chiropractic adjustments, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice and massage therapy. These treatments can lower inflammation and pain and facilitate healing without powerful medications or surgeries.
Call our Lexington chiropractic office at 859-266-1999 to schedule an initial evaluation.