It only takes one careless moment to inflict pain on drivers and passengers for the rest of their lives. No matter how safely you drive, you can always be rear-ended or trapped by another vehicle. A visit to our Palm Harbor Spine Center as soon as possible following the accident will put you on the road to recovery. Waiting weeks or months might cause you to suffer from compressed discs, bone spurs, and whiplash.
Conditions Caused by a Car Accident
Every year, millions of Auto accidents occur in the US. One-fifth of the collisions result in neck whiplash injuries. Many individuals are unaware that the symptoms of a car collision are sometimes delayed. These injuries, if left untreated, can lead to very serious diseases and a lifetime of troubles and pain.
● Neck Sore
● Tingling or Numbness
● Limited Range of Motion
● Blurred Vision
Auto Accident Injuries: Common Injuries Among Our Patients
Car accidents put a lot of strain on the body, causing tissue damage and inflammation. The following are some of the most common types of vehicle accident injuries we treat at our Palm Harbor clinic:
Whiplash occurs when your neck and head are forcefully flexed back and forth. It is also known as neck pain syndrome. It can cause neck pain and stiffness, as well as headaches, jaw discomfort, arm pain, difficulty sleeping, and other symptoms.
Back discomfort is also prevalent after a vehicle accident, as are muscle strains, ligament sprains, joint misalignments, and disc herniation or bulging.
Knee and hip pain is often caused by a blunt force contact against the dashboard, a condition popularly known as "dashboard knee."
Shoulder discomfort often caused by seatbelt dislocations, brachial plexus strain, or rotator cuff injuries, shoulder pain is a common effect of car accidents.
If you're injured in an auto accident, you'll normally notice any signs of an injury within a day or two, but pain-masking stress chemicals like cortisol might keep symptoms buried for weeks. It's always best to see a chiropractor as soon as possible after being in a car accident.
Choose an Experienced Auto Accident Injury Specialist
After an auto accident, go to the physician first to establish the severity of your injuries. Seeing an expert auto accident specialist after a vehicle accident is the single most critical thing you can do to document your accident if legal aid is required.
Feel free to give us a call at (727) 479-8802 for further information or to make an appointment.