Treating Auto Accident Injuries
Being involved in a car accident can cause serious physical injuries and psychological trauma. It will take time to recover emotionally, but our team at Magnolia Wellness Center in Tallahassee can treat the physical injuries, helping you feel better. Many common injuries can occur during a car accident.
Whiplash is a common injury that results from a car accident. The injury occurs during the forceful movement of your head and neck in one direction and then suddenly in another, similar to the way a whip cracks. Whiplash can cause a variety of symptoms, including:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Pain in the shoulders, upper back, and arms
- Reduced range of motion in the neck
- Headaches that begin at the base of the skull
- Blurry vision
The impact can cause one or more vertebrae in your spine to rupture or shift out of place. This injury can cause pain. The location of the pain depends on where the disc is located and if it is pressing on a nerve. This injury can also cause numbness, tingling, and weakness.
Car accidents put an extreme amount of force on your body. When it is too much for your body to handle, it is possible to break a bone. The most common bones that are broken in car accidents include:
Broken bones will need to be set in a cast or stabilized with surgery.
If you were in the front seat when the accident occurred, it is possible to suffer from knee injuries. If your knees strike the dashboard with great force, you can injure the ligaments or bones in your kneecap. In serious cases, knee surgery could be required.
Get Chiropractic Care in Tallahassee, FL
It is best to go to a hospital immediately after a car accident. The doctors can treat your injuries using pain medication, muscle relaxers, casts, or braces. Most of the treatment you receive at a hospital will provide short-term pain relief. If you are looking for a long-term solution to your pain, schedule an appointment at Magnolia Wellness Center. Our chiropractors in Tallahassee will ask you about what happened during the accident and your symptoms. We will perform a physical exam to create a treatment plan to relieve your pain as quickly as possible. Call us today at (850) 656-6606 to schedule an appointment.