Rear-Ended In a Car accident? We Can Help.

Chiropractic Auburndale FL Rearended

When being rear-ended, the sudden impact can cause the body to move at an unnatural speed, in ways it normally would not. The most common type of injury from a rear-end collision is whiplash. This is a neck injury that occurs when the neck makes an unnatural and forceful back and forth movement causing debilitating injury.

After being rear-ended, you may have symptoms that include:

  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Difficulty turning the neck
  • Muscle spasms in neck and shoulders

Neck Pain

Delayed pain occurring in the neck and shoulders could be a sign of whiplash. Symptoms may be delayed for days or even weeks after the initial trauma. Whiplash commonly occurs in rear-end collisions when the nerves, joints, and muscles in the neck are overextended. This can lead to stiffness, soreness, limited range of motion, pain, swelling, or even headaches and blurred vision.

Whiplash is one of those injuries that can be detected by an experienced Chiropractor before you even begin to feel any pain. When the injury is attended to early, treatment can begin which may prevent long-term pain.

Lower back pain after rear end collision

The back is an intricate network of bones, muscles, nerves, and tissues that extend from the neck to the pelvis. The lower back is the most common area of a back injury and back pain due to rear-end car accidents. The sciatic nerve can get pinched and cause lower back pain for many years.

Delayed Pain

Auto accident injuries, like back pain, that don’t show symptoms until days or weeks later is delayed pain. Sometimes that undiagnosed and untreated pain lingers for years. During the impact of an auto accident your body is still in motion until something stops it, usually a seatbelt, airbag, steering wheel or windshield. This violent impact can severely injure many parts of your body, especially your back.

Shoulder Pain After A Rear-End collision

Shoulder injuries after a rear-end Collision are very common as well. If left untreated, these injuries can easily limit your range of motion and worsen with time causing long-term pain and suffering. This might be due to a torn rotator cuff—a group of muscles that surround the shoulder joint. The force of the crash can also throw you against the steering wheel, which can injure the soft tissues in the area. Aside from a shoulder injury, there is a possibility that you may have sustained a whiplash injury after a car accident. While typically this injury will cause pain to be felt in the neck, it can radiate down the shoulders and arms.

Sciatica Pain

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. This starts in your lower back and splits to run through your hips, buttocks, legs, and feet on both sides. Typically, sciatica affects only one side of your body. Sciatica occurs when a herniated disk, bone spur on the spine, or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain, and often some numbness in the affected leg.

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain occurs mostly in the lower abdomen area. The pain can be steady, or it might come and go. It may be a sharp and stabbing pain in a specific spot, or a dull pain that is spread out. Pelvic injuries, such as pelvic fractures, can occur in any car accident. Even in a low-impact collision, many people can experience a fracture. Painful pelvic injuries can limit your ability to walk. They may also result in life-threatening complications like internal bleeding.

Rear-ended Care - FAQs:

After getting into a car accident, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible to attend to your health and pain. For many people, no issues are apparent until hours or days after the crash. If you find that after a couple of days you still experience neck pain, back pain, headaches and dizziness, you should make an appointment with Auburndale Chiropractic right away.

If you are suffering from any pain after a rear-end collision, we will render assistance based on the needs of your injury. This could include gently massaging the problem area.  A chiropractic Dr. might also stretch the muscles and tendons, hoping to increase your range of motion. You could also benefit from adjustments, manual therapy, electric stimulation, or ultrasound therapy.

Many injuries can result from rear-end collisions, such as broken bones, torn ligaments, and whiplash. A chiropractor can provide treatment for these and other injuries. They can also address injuries that affect the shoulders, hips, pelvis, jaw, knees, and other areas of pain.

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Auburndale, FL 33823

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