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Neck and Whiplash Injuries
A whiplash injury is an injury to the neck, shoulder, or upper back.
These injuries are caused by the head and neck being snapped forward and backward by a sudden movement.
Rear-end accident victims are prone to these injuries because of the sudden, unexpected impact on their vehicle.
Even collisions at low speeds and fender benders can cause whiplash.
The impact causes soft tissue damage to the muscles and ligaments of the neck and shoulder, stretching them beyond their normal range in a fraction of a second.
Whiplash injuries can be severely painful and may linger for days, weeks, or even longer, especially if left untreated.
Victims of rear-end car accidents that notice severe pain after an accident that persists for several days, spreads throughout the arms and legs, or creates numbness, weakness, or tingling should see a car accident chiropractor right away.
This is your body telling you something is very wrong.
Other symptoms of whiplash are headaches, dizziness, stiffness, muscle spasms, and shoulder pain.
Back and Spinal Injuries
Another common injury after these types of accidents are back injuries.
Spinal injuries should be taken seriously because they can linger with you for the rest of your life.
The impact from being rear-ended often compresses the spine, putting pressure on the vertebrae.
This has the potential to bruise lower back muscles and ligaments.
A very common symptom after being hurt in a rear-end collision is bulging and herniated discs.
Your discs sit in between the bony vertebra of your spine.
They are shaped like small pancakes and act as shock absorbers.
A rear-end accident can force these discs out of position or cause them to tear open and leak, putting painful pressure against the spinal cord.
This can cause pain, numbness, or tingling in the back or other parts of the body.
Facet joint injuries are another common back injury caused by rear-end crashes.
Contact Arrowhead Clinic Today
If you have been injured in a car accident, an experienced car accident chiropractor with Arrowhead Clinic in Atlanta can treat your injuries so your life can return to normal.
Our chiropractors will complete a physical exam to diagnose your injuries and design a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
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