Auto Accident Injury Treatment with our Birmingham Chiropractor
For nearly 30 years, our Midfield chiropractor team at Collins Chiropractic Center has worked with people struggling with pain and dysfunction following a recent car crash. Even car crashes that happened weeks or months ago can lead to an auto accident injury "out of the blue."
Common Auto Accident Injuries Seen by Our Chiropractor in Birmingham
If you've ever been in an auto accident, you know how sudden braking, collision, or change in direction can lead to significant forces on your body. This can easily cause tissue damage and inflammation, and may lead to conditions like:
- Whiplash: neck pain, neck stiffness, shoulder pain, headaches, ringing in the ears, and numbness in the arms or hands are all possible signs of this condition, which happens when the neck snaps backwards and forwards
- Disc herniation or disc bulge: spinal discs can protrude out of place or rupture during a car accident, especially because the spine tends to flex forward and backward (an injured disc may encroach on a nearby nerve root, leading to pain and numbness in a limb)
- Shoulder strain: seat belts save lives, but in the process can cause rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, or nerve injury (e.g., brachial plexus damage)
- Knee injury: so-called "dashboard knee" occurs when this joint is slammed into the dashboard and can lead to hematomas, bone fractures, and ligament damage
As mentioned, signs or symptoms of an auto accident injury may not always show up right away. This is because stress hormones like adrenaline surge during trauma and can take days or weeks to return to their normal levels. During this period of elevation, such hormones can actually hide signs of injury.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help You After a Car Accident
Even if you don't feel any signs or symptoms after your auto accident, we strongly encourage you to contact a chiropractic physician ASAP. Our team can detect hidden signs of injury and inflammation, and resolve these more quickly. This can reduce the severity of your symptoms overall, accelerate healing, and reduce your risk of long-term complications.
Our auto accident injury services are custom tailored to meet your needs. We may realign your spinal joints through adjustments, relieve pressure on injured discs and nerves with spinal decompression, facilitate tissue healing with corrective exercises, reduce pain with acupuncture, or implement other techniques. Techniques are modifiable, safe, and effective.
Have You Been Injured in an Auto Accident Recently? See Our Birmingham Chiropractors for Drug-Free Healing
Contact us now at (205) 923-0151 to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors in Birmingham and get back on the road to wellness.