In the United States in 2015, 2.44 million people were injured in highway motor vehicle accidents, according to the United States Department of Transportation. In his two offices in Oceanside and Rockville Centre, New York, Dr. Adam Kritzberg helps patients heal and recover from injuries with a range of treatment methods, including injury rehabilitation, chiropractic techniques, holistic care, and lifestyle modifications. Injuries from an auto accident can vary from mild to severe, and specialized care is imperative on your road to recovery. Call Atlas Chiropractic or schedule your consultation online.
Auto Accident Injury Q & A
What are the most common injuries resulting from auto accidents?
Whiplash and back injuries are common injuries that occur during auto accidents. The severity of the injury depends on several factors, including the severity of the crash.
Immediately following an auto accident, the primary goal is to avoid internal bleeding, swelling, or bruising. The care that follows will be rehabilitative and focused on getting you back to optimal health and functioning.
Lower back injuries and cervical neck injuries are especially common and can involve any combination of the:
- Soft tissues
When a part of the spine is impacted, this can be particularly problematic, as it can lead to complications elsewhere and cause injuries that significantly inhibit mobility and daily life.
Whiplash often occurs from a rear-end or front-end collision. It’s the name given to an injury to the neck or cervical spine that occurs when the muscles and soft tissues are unnaturally, forcefully, and rapidly moved forward and backward beyond their limits.
This abrupt force usually results in pain, physical limitations, and in some cases, lasting damage, such as a ruptured or bulging disc.
Facial injuries can happen from the airbag, windshield, or steering wheel. That includes damage to the dental structure, the lower face, and the jaw.
After an injury, your whole body is typically affected, and you might feel under the weather as your body recovers and battles inflammation.
What is the psychological impact of auto accidents?
For most people, there are also psychological consequences that result from an auto accident. Many people develop:
- Chronic stress
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- A fear of automobiles and driving
The emotional stress can have a negative impact on many aspects of life, including overall health and wellness, social relationships, and career.
Dr. Kritzberg recommends stress relief, relaxation, and meditation techniques to help put you at ease. As you recover, it’s likely you’ll start to feel better emotionally and physically.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care for healing an injury?
Chiropractic care is diverse and involves treating your body as a whole. Methods like sacral occipital technique, spinal decompression, and cranial-sacral therapy can be used to help patients feel better, sooner.
Chiropractic care works to restore mobility and functioning and enhance your strength after an auto accident. And the team at Atlas Chiropractic combines chiropractic care with injury rehabilitation and holistic healing methods. Call or click to book online today.