The same force that causes whiplash, one of the top auto accident injuries, can also damage any part of your spine, resulting in damaged discs, strained muscles, misaligned vertebrae, and pinched nerves. As an experienced chiropractor, Tim Hoyt, DC, at Casa Grande Chiropractic, is an expert in treating these injuries. Dr. Hoyt performs a comprehensive assessment and creates customized treatments that target the source of your pain and promote healing. Don’t wait to get help for an auto accident injury; call the office in Casa Grande, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.
The type of auto accident, such as whether it’s a head-on, side-impact, or rear-end collision, often determines the injuries that occur. Though the most extensive injuries are associated with high-impact collisions, it takes only a minor impact to injure your spine and cause neck and back pain.
The most common types of auto accident injuries include:
Many people also have bodywide aches and pain even if they don’t sustain an obvious injury.
You may walk away from an auto accident thinking you feel fine, but sometimes symptoms don’t appear for hours or days. After an injury, your brain sends out a surge of adrenaline and endorphins. Adrenaline increases your tolerance to pain, while endorphins relieve pain.
It’s common to have mild pain at first, but then your symptoms may progressively worsen over the next few days. Three auto accident injuries that often have delayed symptoms include whiplash, lower back injuries, and concussions.
Severe injuries obviously need immediate emergency medical care. But you should get a prompt evaluation even if you don’t have serious symptoms.
Dr. Hoyt can determine if you have any injuries, including those with delayed symptoms. Then he can start treatment to ease your pain and diminish the risk of late symptoms or complications.
After completing a thorough assessment, performing X-rays when needed, and identifying your injury, Dr. Hoyt develops a treatment plan designed to ease your pain and heal your injury.
Dr. Hoyt has extensive experience in many chiropractic techniques. In addition to realigning your spine with diversified and Thompson drop techniques, your treatment may include therapies such as:
You can count on your Casa Grande Chiropractic provider to work one-on-one with you throughout your recovery, with ongoing chiropractic care and physical therapy to restore strength and mobility.
If you suffer an auto accident injury, don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Call the office or use the online booking feature today.