Back and Neck Injuries

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Back and neck injuries are two of the most common injuries following an auto accident. Whether you are suffering from whiplash pain, headaches or low back pain, prompt treatment for these injuries can help safely manage your pain and reduce the risk for future health problems. Chiropractic care from our St George, UT wellness center is an effective treatment option that targets your pain at the source. By restoring correct alignment to your spine, chiropractic adjustments help to reduce the nerve compression that triggers back and neck pain.

UT Chiropractic Care Treats St George Auto Accident Pain

You do not need to be in a serious car accident to sustain a serious injury! A whiplash injury can occur following a seemingly “minor” fender bender at speeds as slow as 5mph. The force of a rear impact injury can knock the cervical spine out of alignment. This misalignment may place pressure on nearby nerves and muscles, restricting mobility and triggering pain. Symptoms of a whiplash injury include neck pain, headaches at the base of the skull, shoulder pain, and neck soreness and stiffness. In addition to these common musculoskeletal symptoms, auto accident injury in St George patients often experience dizziness, nausea, difficulty swallowing, and blurred vision.

Neck pain and other whiplash injury symptoms may not develop until 24 to 48 hour after the initial accident. Other symptoms may take weeks to become evident. For this reason, it is important to see our UT chiropractor as soon as possible after the accident. Even if you feel “fine”, your body may not be! The earlier we are able to diagnose a neck injury like whiplash, the more we can do to help minimize future pain. Chiropractic adjustments for whiplash will target the upper cervical spine, restoring correct spinal curvature and spacing between the vertebra. Additionally, you may benefit from gentle corrective exercises that help bring a full range of mobility back to the cervical spine, without aggravating an underlying injury or risking additional pain.

Lower back pain is also a common auto accident injury. This pain may be due to a herniated or slipped disc in the lower back. As long as this disc is out of alignment, it can compress nearby nerves. This compression may trigger a radiating or numbing pain sensation along the length of the nerve. Just like with neck pain, chiropractic care can also help treat lower back pain. Adjustments help bring correct alignment to the lumbar spine and relieve spinal compression. With proper spacing between the vertebra, a slipped or herniated disc will no longer place pressure on the nerves and trigger pain. By targeting the root cause for a patient’s pain, rather than relying on medication to “cover up” pain symptoms, we deliver long-lasting pain relief.

To learn more about the benefits of UT chiropractic care for treating back and neck pain from an auto accident injury in St George, schedule a diagnostic appointment.


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249 East Tabernacle Street #300
St George, UT 84770
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