Frequently Asked Auto Accident Injury Questions at Ribley Chiropractic
An auto accident injury can leave you wrestling not only with pain but also with questions -- including questions about you can receive effective, all-natural treatment for your problem. Here are the answers to frequently asked auto accident injury questions here at Ribley Chiropractic in Woodstock GA.
How Fast Do I Have to Be Moving to Become Injured in an Auto Accident?
Contrary to what you might think, you don't have to be involved in a high-speed collision to experience significant injuries. Many damaging injuries occur when the vehicle is traveling at a mere 5 miles per hour.
What Are Some Common Auto Accident Injuries?
Common auto accident injuries that affect the musculoskeletal and nervous systems include concussions, herniated discs, brain or spinal cord injury, fractures, and whiplash.
What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Whiplash?
Whiplash is the result of your head whipping back and forth with great force as your body remains secured. The weight of the head creates severe hyperflexion and hyperextension of the cervical spine and the neck tissues, causing vertebral dislocations, herniated discs, and strained muscles.
Why Am I Experiencing Strange Symptoms in My Leg?
If you didn't actually injure your leg in the accident, you may be suffering from sciatica. A collision that pushes spinal structures onto sciatic nerve tissue can produce pain, numb areas, tingling sensations, or muscle weakness in your foot or leg.
If I'm Not Experiencing Symptoms, Why Do I Still Need an Evaluation?
Don't assume that all is well just because you were able to walk away from your accident feeling okay. A lack of symptoms does not mean a lack of damage. In a traumatic event such as a car accident, shock may delay the onset of pain and other symptoms. If you fail to get an evaluation, you could end up walking around with an ever-worsening injury.
How Does Your Woodstock Chiropractor Treat auto Accident Injuries?
Any Woodstock chiropractor on our team can administer a comprehensive evaluation to check for injuries and determine their severity. We then create a multi-modal auto accident injury treatment plan that may incorporate chiropractic adjustment (to restore vertebral alignment), spinal decompression (to treat herniated discs), and massage therapy (to ease soft tissue pain and promote healing).
Have More Questions? Need an Evaluation? Call Our Auto Accident Injury Treatment Clinic
If you're looking for even more answers to your auto accident injury questions, you'll find them here at Ribley Chiropractic. Call our Woodstock clinic at (770) 592-2505 to learn more and/or arrange for an evaluation!