A car crash can be a seriously debilitating and stressful event in your life.
It can not only lead to mild injuries, but also to traumatic brain injury.
In the absence of significant brain damage, your back may have incurred injuries that require both immediate medical attention and a rehab program.
While back problems from motor vehicle accidents vary for each person, three of the most common are spinal fractures, spondylolisthesis, and disc herniation.
Learn more about these back injuries and how our Conyers car accident injury Chiropractors can provide effective and timely treatment.
Chiropractic Care for Spinal Fractures
Spinal fractures from automobile accidents usually affect the thoracic and lumbar spine (middle and lower back, respectively).
Pain from a spinal fracture can be felt for more than a few months. However, treatment from a Chiropractor may speed up recovery by days or weeks.
A Chiropractor may not be able to heal spinal fractures directly but can treat their symptoms and other related conditions. For instance, Chiropractic care can include spinal adjustments which may reduce back weakness and radicular pain.
A comprehensive Chiropractic treatment plan that complements other therapies can help improve healing and lessen pain.
Chiropractic Treatment for Spondylolisthesis
Spondylolisthesis is a condition where the vertebra or bone in the spine is pushed forward and juts out of proper position.
The symptoms of spondylolisthesis are lower back pain, tenderness, stiffness in the vertebra, leg weakness, and muscle tightness.
A Chiropractor can address spondylolisthesis through the strengthening of muscles that support the spine. Spinal stabilization exercises and Chiropractic manipulations can improve muscle strength.
Chiropractic Approach to Disc Herniation
Auto accidents can produce disc herniation, in which the soft center of the disc protrudes through the small crack in the outer part and aggravates the nerves.
Some people may feel no symptoms of a herniated disc, while others may report arm or leg pain with associated numbness and weakness in the affected area.
Vehicular crashes can lead to back injuries such as spinal fractures, spondylolisthesis, and disc herniation.
A Conyers Chiropractor can provide timely and effective care which includes education, manipulations, and other techniques.