Long Term Effects of Auto Accident Injuries

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The most common injuries from car accidents include herniated discs, whiplash, cervical injuries, meniscus tears and soft tissue damage, which can all have long term effects. Most people injured in car accidents suffer impact injuries due to the force of the collision. A herniated disc occurs when the softer jelly of the disc enters into other areas of the spinal column. It can cause numbness, weakness and pain. Long-term problems can be chronic pain syndrome, nerve root compression causing a loss of strength and mobility and even depression due to ongoing pain. Whiplash is often cause by rear-end collisions. The impact causes the neck to hyperextend from a back to forward position. Arm pain, neck pain, headaches, ringing in the ears, shoulder pain and more symptoms can continue for years if it’s not treated properly.

Soft-tissue injuries can even occur from low-impact accidents. Soft tissue injury can occur to the muscles and ligaments in the knees, neck, back, chest and arms. It also includes sprains and strains. Soft tissue injuries can cause long-term pain, loss in mobility and a decrease of the ability to participate in regular routines and activities. All around, the injuries from car accidents can impact one’s lifestyle for a long period of time. If you’ve suffered an injury due to a car accident, it’s critical to seek professional medical attention for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Don’t delay seeking medical treatment, even if it’s a minor fender bender.

Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injuries

Chiropractic care for car accidents injuries encompasses a multi-faceted approach for treatment. Manual adjustments to the musculoskeletal system can help relieve pain from herniated discs and cervical injuries. A gentle pressure is used to properly align the spinal column. At My Family Chiro, we also offer non-invasive spinal decompression for herniated discs and other back injuries due to car accidents. A mechanized table gently stretches the spine while being monitored by a computer for the proper amount of pressure. It’s an effective treatment that is painless and relaxing.

Cold laser therapy is an adjunct treatment with spinal adjustments to treat back pain, neck pain, knee pain and sore joints. It treats a wide range of car accident injuries, including herniated disc and whiplash. Specific wavelengths of light from the cold laser help increase the healing process and stimulate cell healing and regeneration. The light energy is able to pass through the skin and to the affected areas.

At My Family Chiro, we use the latest technology. We utilize EMG technology that provides valuable data about the electrical activity in areas surrounding the spine. It’s used to develop a treatment plan for patients’ specific car accident injuries. If you’re suffering in pain due to a car accident injury, call our team to schedule an appointment.


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My Family Chiro
249 East Tabernacle Street #300
St George, UT 84770
(435) 703-9406