Frequently Asked Questions about Auto Accidents
Even if you've suffered from the occasional sports or work injury in the past, you may never have experienced an auto accident injury. If you've now sustained an auto accident injury and are confused about what's happened to your body and what steps to take next, check out the answers to these frequently asked questions on the subject from Williams Chiropractic & Decompression Center P.C. in Greensboro.
What Happens to the Body in a Sudden Stop or Collision?
When a car hits an object or screeches to a halt, it transfers considerable force to the objects and occupants within. Your head may go flying forward and backward, your body may twist at unnatural angles, and your lower back may receive an enormous jolt from the impact.
What Symptoms Can Whiplash Cause?
If violent head and neck motions have given your whiplash, you will probably experience severe stiffness and pain in your neck. Headaches, vision problems, dizziness, and shoulder pain are also common symptoms. The curve of your neck may even change.
How Do Safety Harnesses Contribute to Auto Accident Injuries?
Because a three-point harness only restrains one shoulder, an entire side of your body may lurch forward during an impact. This can twist your trunk until you experience severe muscle strains, thoracic spinal misalignment, or even dislocation of the ribs.
Why Did My Auto Accident Leave Me with Leg Problems?
That jolt to your lower back may leave you with more than just debilitating back pain. A herniated disc can press against the sciatic nerve roots, cutting off nerve signals to your leg and producing weakness, numbness, pain, or tingling.
How Soon after an Accident Should I Get an Chiropractic Evaluation?
Always get checked immediately after an auto accident, even if you don't think you're injured. Hidden or delayed symptoms may only become evident after you've done additional damage to your musculoskeletal system.
What Methods Will the Doctor Use to Treat Auto Accident Injuries?
Our chiropractic team will X-ray your spine and look for any issues that require care. Chiropractic adjustments correct alignment errors in the neck, back, ribs, or other areas, easing your nerve symptoms, stiffness, and neck or back pain. Your doctor can also prescribe massage therapy, cold laser therapy, and rehabilitative exercises to help you recover from your injury.
Need More Answers? Call Williams Chiropractic & Decompression Center P.C.
When you need a sports injury, work injury, or car accident chiropractor, you need Williams Chiropractic & Decompression Center P.C. Call our Greensboro clinic at (336) 299-3037 to schedule an evaluation and treatment!