Common Types of Auto Injuries

The sudden impact of an auto accident can cause significant injuries, even in low-speed accidents. Some of the most common types of auto injuries include:

  • Whiplash – Whiplash is caused when your head and neck are suddenly jolted forward and then backward. This can result in a painful injury to your neck or shoulder. In some situations, whiplash causes nerve, connective tissue, or muscle tears.
  • Neck and shoulder muscle injuries – Muscles in your neck or shoulder may have been damaged in a motor vehicle accident, even if your body did not impact anything. This is often due to the natural tensing of these muscles if you are anticipating impact. The resulting accident can cause painful soft tissue injuries.
  • Disc herniation – Many spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents, including disc herniation. This injury can occur in a motor vehicle accident when one part of your body is jolted around while the other remains in a stationary position. Herniated discs cause a nerve pinch, which can result in pain in your arms or legs.
  • Dislocated vertebrae – In severe cases, the whipping motion that can cause a herniated disc can pull your vertebrae apart. This type of injury causes torn vertebrae. In some situations, the vertebra may fracture, adding further complications.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Auto Injuries

Some of the potential benefits of chiropractic care for auto injuries include:

  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improved mobility
  • Prevention further pain
  • Reduced scar tissue
  • Non-invasive treatment option
  • Fast and enduring treatment method