Auto Accidents

Approximately 20 to 50 million people are injured in automobile accidents every year, according to the Association for Safe International Road Travel. Many auto accident injuries can lead to long-term disabilities, including back pain and whiplash, which is why Magnolia Comfort Medical, LLC, performs a number of noninvasive chiropractic treatments at their office in Norcross, Georgia. Schedule an appointment with the chiropractic team by calling Magnolia Comfort Medical, LLC, or by booking online today.

Auto Accident Q & A

What are the most common auto accident injuries?

Most motor vehicle accidents cause little more than minor cuts and bruises. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case, but a comprehensive treatment with a trained chiropractor can make all the difference in your recovery. Some of the most common auto accident injuries include:​

Are there different types of headaches?

There are many different types of headaches, but the most common include:

Whiplash

Whiplash is a common neck injury in car accidents. It occurs when your head and body jerk forward or backward faster than they’re meant to, putting severe strain on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in your neck. This can make it difficult to comfortably turn your head or stretch your neck.

To treat whiplash, the team performs a chiropractic adjustment on the vertebrae of the neck to release these cervical spinal ligaments and reduce pain.

Headache

An automobile accident can cause the muscles in the neck and back of the scalp to tense up, leading to chronic headaches. For many people, headache pain from a car accident feels like a rubber band tightening around their head.

While over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication can temporarily relieve headache pain, drugs can’t eliminate headaches altogether. To significantly reduce headache pain, the team can perform an adjustment on the muscles that connect your head, neck, and back. This helps relieve tension and relax the scalp.

Lower back pain

Direct impact to your back during a car accident can strain or stretch the paraspinal muscles of the vertebrae in your spine. Without treatment, back injuries can lead to chronic pain when you sit or lie down.

The chiropractic team uses manual manipulation techniques to shift your damaged vertebrae back into place, allowing the muscles to relax.

How do I know if I have an auto accident injury?

It’s important to seek medical care right away after an auto accident. Some of the telltale signs of these injuries include:

  • Stiff joints

  • Neck pain

  • Limited range of motion in neck

  • Chest pain

  • Debilitating headaches

  • Back pain

If you were injured at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation provides medical coverage if you’re injured on the job. This can significantly help relieve stress and reduce your health care costs. As a practice that accepts workers’ compensation insurance, the team at Magnolia Comfort Medical, LLC, can evaluate your injuries and design a chiropractic treatment plan that reduces pain, improves mobility, and repairs damage.

To learn more about how chiropractic care can help relieve pain and repair auto accident injuries, call Magnolia Comfort Medical, LLC, or book an appointment online now.