Symptoms of an Auto Accident Back Injury
The sudden jerking or jolting that occurs when you are in a car accident can result in back and neck injuries. Some of the more common symptoms of auto accident back injuries include:
- Pain in the neck and/or back
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Weakness in your arms or legs
- Neck and back stiffness
If you experience any paralysis, loss of consciousness, loss of sensation in your extremities, or uncontrollable body movements it could mean you have a serious injury. Seek medical treatment immediately.
You may not feel any symptoms immediately following the accident, but that does not mean you haven’t been hurt. It can take 24 hours or even longer to some injuries to manifest in a way that you realize you’ve been hurt. It is best to see a doctor immediately after an accident, but even if you don’t, you still should be seen as soon as you experience symptoms of back or neck injury.
Chiropractic Treatment for a Back Injury Caused by an Auto Accident
Chiropractic care for back pain as well as neck pain is very effective. Spinal manipulation is one of the most common treatments for a back or neck injury. When the spine is out of alignment, it can cause pain, inhibit mobility, and limit range of motion. The chiropractor uses several techniques, including spinal manipulation, to bring the spine into alignment and the body back in balance.
Other treatments may include NSAIDs, rest, ice, heat, and special exercises. Your chiropractor will assess your injury and take a detailed history in order to determine which course of treatment is best for you.
Contact our Houston Chiropractor for Auto Accident Injury Treatment Today
We Got Your Back is your trusted chiropractic clinic in Houston to provide exceptional care after being injured in a car accident. Our professional, caring staff will make you feel right at home as we help you improve your quality of life. Our whole-body wellness approach means that we treat the patient, not just the injury. If you’ve been in a car accident, call our Houston chiropractors today to start treatment. Don’t let pain and limited mobility keep you from the good things in your life, call 281-751-9112 for our Vintage Park location or 281-251-3531 for our North Loop location.