Car accidents jolt the body, leading to injuries to the back and neck. Our chiropractor in Ashburn can examine your spine, neck and extremity joints in order to determine if you have any hidden musculoskeletal injuries.
How common is whiplash when you get into a car accident?
Whiplash is a serious neck injury, and it is one of the most common injuries that occur during a car accident. While your body is stopped by the seatbelt, your head and neck continue to whip back and forth until all the momentum is lost. This can result in a severe sprain and strain of your neck and lead to severe headaches and neck, upper back and shoulder pain.
What other types of musculoskeletal injuries can occur during a car accident?
Along with whiplash, individuals can experience sprains and sprains of their backs, herniated discs, shoulder injuries from the seatbelt and wrist and knee injuries. Symptoms of these injuries include pain in the area with the injury, loss of range of motion and swelling and/or bruising.
Will my auto accident injuries heal without treatment?
Car accident injuries, like whiplash and herniated discs, do not heal on their own. Instead, the symptoms tend to increase in severity. For example, if you experience whiplash, your first symptoms may be a headache and neck stiffness. As the inflammation progresses, you may notice pain in your shoulders and down one or both arms. Getting prompt treatment within 72 hours will start the healing process, and it may be able to help with the progression of your symptoms.
How can your chiropractor in Ashburn help with my car accident injuries?
Our chiropractor in Ashburn can perform a complete physical examination of your head, neck and spine and determine the appropriate course of treatment. For car accident injuries, we offer chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy and cold laser therapy.
How can I schedule an appointment after my car accident?
You can schedule an appointment or consultation with our car accident injury chiropractor by calling our office at 703-858-3500.