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Take care of your back pain after an accident in McDonough
Dr. Robbyn KeatingJun 17, 2020 11:59:24 AM3 min read

Take Care Of Your Back Pain After A Car Accident in McDonough

Car accidents are traumatic for your body.  


Even low-speed collisions can cause injuries, including head injuries, whiplash, damage to muscles and ligaments, or soft tissue injuries. 


Back injuries are one of the most widespread types of injuries after a car accident. 


The spine is a complex structure that isn't built to withstand the impact of a car accident. 



In the article below, we will look at back injuries and their symptoms after car accidents, and what you can do to treat them.



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Back injury after a Car Accident in McDonough


Back Injuries After A Car Accident

The impact of a car accident strains the ligaments and muscles in the back, causing muscle spasms.


The joints bear the force's brunt, which can cause tearing of the tissues and broken bones.


Many back injuries that occur during a car accident need immediate attention. In some cases, surgery may even be required. 


It is important to spot the symptoms of back injuries so you will know what to do if you sustain a back injury from a car accident. 


If you experience any back pain after an accident, you should seek Chiropractic Care. 


You may not know what is causing your back pain or how severe it is, which could lead to experiencing the pain for months or years after your car accident.


After an accident, a chiropractor can identify any injuries and help to relieve the pain from the injury.


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Back Injuries Caused By Car Accidents

It's not easy to know if your back pain is a muscle strain, a soft tissue injury, or something more serious. 


The only way to know for sure is to be evaluated by a medical professional like a chiropractor.


Several symptoms of back pain will indicate that medical attention is needed. 


There are many common back injuries caused by car accidents.


One common back injury is a disc herniation.


A disc herniation is caused when the discs absorb most of the spine's impact, causing the soft center to push through a small crack in the exterior of the disc, irritating the surrounding nerves. 


People often experience tingling, numbness, arm pain, or leg pain, depending on the herniated disc location. 


Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra shifts out of place due to a stress fracture in the bone. 


This causes the bone to press on the nerves or narrow the spinal canal, causing pain, numbness, weakness, and difficulty walking. 


Some people may not experience any symptoms until years later, which is why it is so important to be examined thoroughly after a car accident. 


Spinal Fractures are common in the middle and lower back during an auto accident. 


The impact that the upper body and lower body may sustain can pull the vertebrae apart. 


Some fractures can result in spinal cord injuries or broken vertebrae. 


The most common symptom of a spinal fracture is moderate to severe back pain that becomes worse with movement. 


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The Arrowhead Clinic of McDonough

If you experience back pain in a car accident, you should be evaluated by a chiropractor to rule out any serious injury, even if it was a minor car accident injury.


Numbness, tingling, weakness, loss of bladder, or bowel control could indicate that you have a severe injury that should be addressed immediately.


Our McDonough Car Accident Chiropractor tailors treatments to address each patient's unique conditions, pain levels, and needs through careful chiropractic and medical care.


The Arrowhead Clinic has been helping patients for over 40 years and are leaders in the field.


If you or a loved one has suffered back injury due to a car accident, contact the Arrowhead Clinic of McDonough right away.


Schedule your FREE consultation with one of our experienced McDonough Back Pain Accident Injury Doctors by clicking the button below. 


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Dr. Robbyn Keating

Dr. Keating joined the team at Arrowhead Clinic in 2016 to continue furthering her career as a chiropractic physician. She provides manual and hands-on chiropractic spinal manipulations along with therapy techniques to help restore function and mobility in the body. She specializes in treating a variety of accident injuries along with chronic neck and back pain. Dr. Keating moved to St. Louis, Missouri, from Alberta, Canada, in 2005 to earn her Bachelors of Science degree at Lindenwood University while on an ice hockey scholarship. While in college, she excelled in ice hockey and track and field events. Upon graduation from Lindenwood University, Dr. Keating furthered her education by pursuing her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Logan College of Chiropractic. She completed her doctorate studies in 2014 and then secured a highly sought-after position at a multidisciplinary wellness facility in the St. Louis metro area. It was there she trained under a well-respected chiropractor, who helped her hone her skills and techniques in a high-volume clinic. Since moving to Georgia in 2015, in addition to running the McDonough office for Arrowhead Clinic, Dr. Keating continues her long-standing passion for playing rugby with the Atlanta Harlequins Women's Rugby team. She participates in several local ice hockey leagues and is now working on mastering her cast in fly fishing. One of Dr. Keating’s accident patients stated, “Best clinic ever. Kendall, Hannah, Chloe, and Dr. Keating are the best. They have been so helpful during my accident, I have never been through anything like this, and they are making the process so easy and understandable. Recommend this place to anyone!” Dr. Keating offers potential patients same-day, free consultations. She is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.