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What are typical injuries after a rear-end accident in Atlanta?
Dr. Summer TurnerFeb 22, 2021 2:34:34 PM2 min read

What Kind of Injuries Can Result From A Rear End Collision in Atlanta?

A rear-end collision in Atlanta can lead to injuries that, if not treated, can worsen over time.
These injuries can decrease mobility and prevent you from doing your job or enjoying your hobbies.
They may also leave you with chronic pain.
The sooner you detect and treat any injuries you might have after an accident, the more likely you will make a full recovery.
If you've been in an accident, it's important to be examined by an Atlanta Car Accident Chiropractor.
In the article below, we will discuss common injuries resulting from a rear-end accident.

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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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Dr. Summer Turner

Dr. Turner is Arrowhead Clinic’s Atlanta Chiropractor. She is originally from North Carolina but has traveled all over the country pursuing her career as a Chiropractor by treating people who have been injured in accidents and people who suffer from chronic pain. She has been with Arrowhead for many years, fulfilling her desire to help accident victims and patients who suffer from chronic pain conditions. Dr. Turner is well-versed in chiropractic care with an emphasis on sports-related therapies. She had the opportunity to train under the chiropractor for the Carolina Panthers to complete her Master's in Sports Rehabilitation. She studied under two more chiropractors, which allowed her to sharpen her skills and adjusting techniques. Dr. Turner is certified in several soft tissue techniques, including Active Release Technique (ART) and Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), as well as a movement diagnosis technique called Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Dr. Turner believes that movement is life and, as such, plays a critical role in overall health. She has always been passionate about helping people improve their quality of life, be it through chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and/or a variation of physical modalities. She has helped many individuals achieve a healthier life. A recent review left by one of Dr. Turner’s patients stated, “Great customer service from staff. Quick and effective service from the doctor.” Dr. Turner offers free, same-day consultations to anyone in pain. She is available for appointments Monday-Friday from 9 a.m to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.