What to know about auto accident back injury


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Chiropractic care and pain management by an efficient multispecialty healthcare center can ensure effective treatment for back injury from car accidents.

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What to know about auto accident back injury

  1. 1. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 What to Know about Auto Accident Back Injury Chiropractic care and pain management by an efficient multispecialty healthcare center can ensure effective treatment for back injury from car accidents. The human body faces the risk of injury every day. Once out of the home, the dangers are more pronounced, particularly on the streets. With imperfect humans operating fast cars on congested roads and in sometimes dangerous environmental situations, the risk of things going wrong is high. Auto accidents are some of the common hazards faced by the human body. Watch Your Back When You Crash One of the parts of the body most likely to be affected seriously in an auto accident is the back. The massive forces involved in an automobile crash could break bones in the back and tear its soft tissues apart. Some back injuries from car crashes could cause chronic pain and even disability. Whiplash is the factor in car crashes most responsible for back injuries, with over a million whiplash- induced auto accident back injuries reported every year. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  2. 2. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 Chronic back pain, which can significantly affect the quality of life of the individual, need not always be the result of a mighty crash. Even a minor incident could cause this. So just what are the kinds of crashes that could inflict back pain? Here’s look into the most common kinds of automobile accidents. Most Common Auto Accidents • Rear-end Collisions The kind of accidents most dangerous to the back are rear-end collisions in which a car crashes into another ahead of it. These could be caused by the car ahead braking or slowing down suddenly or the car behind accelerating more than the one ahead. In both instances, occupants of the car ahead have the risk of greater injury. Whiplash could occur even if a rear-end collision occurs at moderate speed. • Side-impact Collisions Side-impact or T-bone collisions occur when the side of your car hits, or is hit by, another vehicle, usually by its front or rear portion, or even a stationery object. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  3. 3. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 o The side of the car is probably the most unprotected part of it since many cars do not have side air bags. Moreover there is nothing between the occupants and the object of impact except the doors and the impact beams within them. In frontal or rear impacts the engine bay and the trunk, and the impact structures in them, offer extra protection. o Crumple zones might come into play in many side impact accidents and help to minimize the risk of serious injury, but nevertheless these impacts are very dangerous. The back is more likely to be affected during the progress of the crash, and not on impact as with rear end collisions. • Head-on Collisions Head-on collisions, where two cars collide as they’re moving forward, could result in fatal injuries and are the most dangerous. Whiplash and back injury could accompany a fatal or serious injury to the head, face or neck. In the case of the injuries not being fatal or serious, thanks largely to the front airbags, the person could still suffer from chronic back pain. • Rollovers http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  4. 4. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 Rollovers present the greatest risk of incurring spinal cord injuries. Cars with greater ground clearance and higher center of gravity such as SUVs have a greater chance of a rollover, usually when making sharp turns while traveling in high speed. In addition to the spinal cord, rollovers could also cause injuries. All of these accident scenarios can cause fatal injuries too, but when that has not happened and your back is the major concern, you should seek immediate medical attention. What to Do if Your Back Hurts If you’re in back pain after an auto accident, you may need a chiropractor who can evaluate the injury. A therapeutic massage would help reduce and prevent muscle spasms caused by whiplash. Ice must be applied on the areas that hurt. This must be done 3 to 4 times each day for at least 72 hours. Total rest is vital to facilitate better healing. How Chiropractic Manipulation Helps • Pain Management http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  5. 5. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 Chiropractic care can significantly help in accident rehabilitation and relieving back pain as well as pain or discomfort in other parts of the body. Chiropractic manipulation at an efficient and high-tech healthcare center is effective in treating conditions such as whiplash, back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain and headaches which are some of the common areas of pain and discomfort with auto accidents. This treatment can also correct misaligned joints and spine, and restore function. • Promoting Natural Healing Through effective monitoring of the progress of the patient, chiropractic treatment can be adjusted accordingly. Chiropractic treatment is natural and improves the blood circulation and the functioning of the immune system. TENS, traction and ultrasound are some of the state-of-the-art modalities that form part of comprehensive chiropractic care. Along with bringing down stress and inflammation, chiropractic care can also promote the natural healing of the body, improve coordination of the joints, and increase vitality and flexibility of the body while also strengthening it. It could also contribute to preventing injury in the future. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  6. 6. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 Disc Injury and Sciatica Back pain after accident could also be caused by disc injury. Herniated disc is one of the most common injuries caused by car accidents. Discs are small cushions inside the spinal column that lend flexibility to the spine and also protect the vertebrae. Impact from auto accidents can cause damage to any of the discs which would result in its deformation and failure to perform the function of cushioning the bones within the spine. The pressure exerted by the damaged disc on the neighboring nerves leads to pain, weakness and numbness wherever the affected nerves pass through in the body. Sciatica is also the result of disc injury. Chiropractic manipulation also offers the right treatment for sciatica and related issues. Spinal Decompression Non-surgical spinal decompression is another effective treatment for various kinds of back pain, particularly lower back pain, and spinal cord issues. It treats nerve impairment, reduces spine loading, and repairs the damaged spinal discs (in the case of spinal injuries). Effective recovery from an auto accident requires quick response to pain or injury. Prompt treatment prevents the http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  7. 7. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 injury from worsening and causing deeper or longer term issues. When it comes to your back, serious musculoskeletal issues as well as wear and tear could disrupt your quality of life. With prompt chiropractic care and pain management including the right administration of NSAIDs, analgesics, muscle relaxants and injections by an experienced and multispecialty healthcare center, back injury from car accidents can be effectively treated and prevented from getting worse. Posted by HealthQuest http://www.hqbk.com/ http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521