Being involved in an auto accident is unexpected and often a life-changing event. At Holistic Health Clinic in Beaverton, our team of chiropractic care professionals offers peace of mind and relief from your initial concerns and potential ongoing pain after the auto accident. Let’s look at some of the questions that we run into regarding auto accident injuries.
What Are Some Common Auto Accident Injuries?
The symptoms and causes of an auto accident injury, may vary, and sometimes can take 24 to 48 hours for the initial symptoms to manifest. The most common auto accident injuries that impact the musculoskeletal system include
- Altered nerve sensations of the neck, shoulders, and back.
- Muscle strains
- Ligamentous Tears
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is, usually from a rear-end collision, when your head and neck are forcibly and uncontrollably whipped back and forth. The unexpected yet intense motion caused by the head, neck, and surrounding soft tissue to inflame and become injured. Ultimately, whiplash can manifest as chronic pain and result in the loss of mobility.
What Are Some Common Symptoms of Whiplash?
- Unexplained dizziness
- Numbness that may run down your arms into your hands.
- Reduced neck mobility with or without pain.
What Are Other Musculoskeletal Injuries Caused by a Car Accident?
In addition to causing whiplash, an auto accident may contribute to headaches, ongoing pain, muscle weakness, numbness, and a loss of mobility in the neck, shoulders, arms, back, and legs.
Should You See a Chiropractor After an Automobile Accident?
Yes, even if there is no initial pain after the car accident, you should make an appointment with a chiropractor to evaluate you, because the initial shock caused by the car collision may override your body’s natural response to pain. A chiropractic evaluation after a car accident can provide peace of mind and an opportunity to treat conditions and potential symptoms that have yet to be manifested.
Contact Our Chiropractors in Beaverton, OR
If you live or work in and around the Beaverton area and are dealing with injuries resulting from a car accident, contact Holistic Health Clinic. Call us today at 503-646-8575 for a consultation or use our online contact form.