Being involved in an auto accident is an unexpected and unfortunate event. This is true even for those who may not suffer serious injuries but must now endure chronic pain that often disrupts their quality of life. At Preferred Chiropractic & Wellness | Preferred Regen ATL in Atlanta, GA, our team of auto accident injury chiropractor professionals can help offer relief from ongoing, chronic pain after a car accident.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
The most common auto injury types include those afflicting the musculoskeletal system. The symptoms and causes of each musculoskeletal auto injury vary but may include:
- Tears to ligaments
- Dislocation of bones, among others.
A professional auto accident injury chiropractor on our team has the skill, techniques, and treatment options to help provide pain relief and added mobility if a musculoskeletal injury is impacting your life.
Whiplash, which impacts the neck region, is usually caused by a sudden impact from the rear of a car. This unexpected collision from behind can force the driver or passenger’s head to move/whip around in various directions uncontrollably. This intense motion causes strained muscles in the neck and surrounding soft tissue, which can manifest as chronic pain.
Whiplash’s symptoms may include the following:
- Numbness that may run down your arm to your hand.
- Unexplained Dizziness.
- A reduced mobility/range of motion in the neck area.
Additional Musculoskeletal Injuries that Can Be Caused by a Car Accident
The impact of a rear-end car accident can result in other injuries that cause chronic pain and loss of mobility in the neck, back, shoulder, leg, and knee areas. The injury may result in muscle numbness and weakness.
- Dislocated vertebrae
- Ligament tears
- Dislocated joints
- Muscle strains
Should You See a Chiropractor after an Auto Accident?
Even if you have no initial pain, it can still help to have a professional evaluation by an auto accident injury chiropractor because the shock caused by the car accident may initially override your body’s natural pain signals.
Seeing a chiropractor for an evaluation after a car accident can help provide peace of mind and the chance to avoid treating an existing yet to manifest condition.
Contact a Chiropractor in Atlanta on Our Team for Professional Care after an Auto Accident
If you live or work in and around the greater metro Atlanta, GA, area and are dealing with injuries resulting from a car accident, contact us at Preferred Chiropractic & Wellness | Preferred Regen ATL by phone at (404) 888-0666.