Car accident injuries like whiplash can develop into chronic pain conditions without prompt treatment. If you’re involved in a car accident, visit One Life Chiropractic in Katy, Texas, for a thorough assessment. Experienced medical professionals Nathan D. Gomez, DC, and Brian Riggs, DC, locate any tissue damage and use noninvasive chiropractic techniques to help you heal. Call One Life Chiropractic or request an appointment online today to get fast, long-lasting relief from car accident injury pain and dysfunction.

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What are car accident injuries?

Car accident injuries occur during collisions on the road, where the car you’re in hits another vehicle or a solid object. Crashes sustained when engaging in vehicular off-road pursuits and accidents at work involving vehicles can result in similar injuries.

Serious car accidents often cause severe and life-threatening damage, like compound fractures (where broken bones protrude through your skin) or brain and spinal cord injuries. However, even a seemingly minor collision where neither car suffers much damage could lead to chronic pain and loss of function.

What injuries might I sustain in a car accident?

Common car accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash (neck pain)
  • Spinal misalignment (subluxation)
  • Tendon strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Cartilage damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and concussion
  • Lower back pain and hip pain
  • Sciatica (lower back and leg pain)
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Neuropathy (nerve pain)
  • Leg pain

Whiplash is an injury many people receive in car accidents. It happens when you stop suddenly, or something hits you from behind. This violently forces your head back and forth, stretching and sometimes tearing the neck’s muscles and connective tissues.

To evaluate your car accident injuries, your One Life Chiropractic provider conducts a thorough physical exam. You may need X-rays, an ultrasound or CT scan, or an MRI to fully assess the extent of your injuries.

What treatment might I need for car accident injuries?

Car accident injury treatments vary depending on the damage and its severity. Options include:

  • Chiropractic manipulation
  • Graston technique® instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Laser therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Spinal decompression (traction)
  • ArthroStim®
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy
  • Cupping
  • Orthobiologics

Orthobiologics use your cells or, in some cases, healthy donated tissues. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), one of the most popular and well-established orthobiologics, introduces concentrated doses of platelets from your blood into injured tissues. PRP contains growth factors that stimulate repair, helping your body heal injuries faster and more effectively.

Your One Life Chiropractic provider selects the most effective treatment combination for your car accident injuries. These therapies realign your spine and joints and help your body repair tissue damage without unduly stressing the injured area.

If you’ve been in a car accident and sustained musculoskeletal injuries, call One Life Chiropractic or request an appointment online today for expert treatment and rehabilitation.