Auto Accident Injury

The thought of being in a car accident is pretty scary. If you have been in a car accident, you know just how traumatic it can be. Even if your car wasn’t damaged, the force of the impact can still cause injuries. Many people don’t realize that chiropractic care can help after an auto accident. Chiropractic care can speed up the healing process and help minimize any long-term damage. Have you recently been involved in a car accident? Dr. Jennifer at Generation Wellness in Bluffton, SC, can help diagnose your auto accident injury and create a tailored treatment plan.

Common Car Accident Injuries
Whiplash: Whiplash is the most common type of car accident injury. It occurs when your head is quickly jerked in one direction and then in another, resulting in neck pain and stiffness.
Back injuries: Back injuries are also common after a car accident. The impact of the crash can cause soft tissue damage, herniated discs, and spinal fractures.
Chest injuries: Bruised lungs and broken ribs can also occur after a car accident.
Brain injuries: Brain injuries, such as concussions, are also possible after a car accident.
Sprains and strains: Sprains occur when the ligaments are stretched or torn. Strains occur when the muscles or tendons are stretched or torn.
Knee injuries: Knee injuries are also common after car accidents. The force of the impact can cause tears in the ligaments or tendons, as well as damage to the cartilage.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of car accident injuries, but it gives you an idea of the types of injuries that our chiropractor can treat.
Symptoms of an Auto Accident Injury
The symptoms of a car accident injury will depend on the type and severity of the injury. However, some common symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty moving the affected area
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness