Accident Injury Treatments

Man holding neck after car accident

Accidents are unpredictable events that can lead to various injuries, impacting individuals physically, emotionally, and financially. Among these injuries, car accidents are prevalent and can result in significant harm. Understanding accident injuries and available treatments is crucial for recovery and well-being.

What is Accident Injury?

Accident injuries encompass a wide range of physical harm resulting from unexpected incidents such as car crashes, slips and falls, workplace accidents, and more. These injuries can vary from minor bruises to severe trauma, affecting different parts of the body. Regardless of the type or severity, seeking timely medical attention is essential to prevent complications and ensure proper healing.

Our Chiropractic office near Winston-Salem is available for accident injury treatments.

Auto accidents often result in a range of injuries that might not be immediately obvious following the incident. These injuries can encompass sprains, strains, herniated discs, and whiplash. Fortunately, Dr. Brittian offers treatments for auto accident injuries, whether they occurred recently or some time ago.

Common Injuries Experienced in a Car Accident

  • Whiplash: This is one of the most common injuries in car accidents, typically occurring when the head is suddenly jerked backward and then forward, straining the neck muscles and ligaments.
  • Head Injuries: These can range from minor concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) depending on the severity of the impact. Head injuries can result from hitting the steering wheel, window, or other objects inside the car.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures commonly occur in car accidents, especially in the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis, due to the force of the impact or being pinned between objects.
  • Back Injuries: The force of a car accident can cause herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and other back-related issues, leading to chronic pain and mobility issues.
  • Chest Injuries: Impact on the steering wheel or seatbelt can cause bruising, broken ribs, or internal organ damage, particularly to the lungs and heart.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: These include sprains, strains, and bruises to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, often resulting from sudden movements or being jolted inside the vehicle.
  • Psychological Trauma: Car accidents can also lead to emotional distress, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, especially if the accident was severe or involved fatalities.
  • Facial Injuries: Impact on the airbag, dashboard, or other objects can cause facial fractures, lacerations, and dental injuries, often requiring surgery or other medical interventions.

Signs You Have a Car Accident Injury that Needs Chiropractic Treatment

Symptoms of car accident injuries vary widely. Whiplash can result in increased headaches, neck stiffness, and sensitivity to light and sound. Severe cases may also involve upper back pain and tingling in the arms. Joint injuries in the knees, wrists, or shoulders manifest as pain, swelling, and limited mobility. Herniated discs cause localized pain and can lead to leg pain. If you have a joint injury in your knees, wrists or shoulders, you may experience pain, inflammation, and loss of range of motion. If you experience a herniated disc during your accident, you may have pain in the area of the disc herniation as well as pain that radiates into the legs.

Auto Accident Injury Treatments Offered by Dr. Brittian

Dr. Brittian specializes in treating whiplash, shoulder, wrist, and knee injuries, as well as herniated discs resulting from car accidents.

  • Chiropractic Adjustments and Care

Chiropractic adjustments and the modalities of our chiropractic care are aimed at addressing misalignments in joints across the back, neck, and extremities. These therapies aid in reducing healing durations, alleviating inflammation, and enhancing joint mobility.

  • Targeted Massage Therapy

Focused massage therapy targets muscles and tendons to promote relaxation, alleviate pain, and decrease inflammation, thus enhancing localized blood circulation. This therapy can be applied before or after chiropractic adjustments.

  • Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy targets herniated discs in the back and neck, as well as relieving compressed nerves. By applying precise force to the affected area, space between vertebrae is increased, allowing the disc to retract and heal.

For more details on accident injury treatment, contact Brittian Chiropractic Center at (336) 293-8931.