We are located at 3894 East Broad Street in the Town and Country Shopping Center (next door to Fashion City) in Whitehall.
Chiropractic Care for Auto Injuries
Studies show that accidents with speeds as slow as 6 m.p.h. can cause significant damage to the neck and spine. Untreated whiplash and soft tissue damage should not be taken lightly — though it is often easy for a person involved in a car accident to brush it aside, assuming the injuries will get better on their own. Town and Country Chiropractic advises victims of automobile accidents to schedule treatment right away. The sooner you receive a thorough exam and chiropractic adjustment, the less chance the injury will have to take hold of your body and your life. Our Columbus practice will gladly assist you and give you the immediate care you need.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from car accidents that we treat in our practice. The impact of a crash causes your head to jerk beyond its normal range, and damages muscles, nerves, and ligaments. This soft-tissue damage often goes undetected for weeks, months and even years. As a result, many people fail to get necessary treatment, shrugging off unattributed discomfort and pain by assuming it is due to aging, an active lifestyle, or manual labor. Some of the symptoms of whiplash or soft tissue injury include:
- Stiff neck
- Jaw pain
- Shoulder pain
- Numbness and tingling
- Arm pain
- Hand pain
Chiropractic Care Can Help
Treating injuries sustained from a car accident (including minor fender benders) involves receiving specific adjustments, and performing an assigned set of exercises geared towards stabilizing the muscles and ligaments that support the spine. Spinal adjustments help to reposition injured and stressed bones to promote healing throughout the body. The practitioners at Town and Country Chiropractic will guide you towards the right treatment for your specific injury so you can regain your mobility and restore a sense of well-being.
Successfully Treat Your Injuries
When recovering from a car accident, you need a chiropractor who has knowledge and experience. In our practice we will work with your body’s own ability to heal, using a hands-on, drug-free approach that doesn’t involve the negative side-effects of medication or invasive surgical procedures. Call us today or stop by our office to get your body back on track.
Common Back and Neck Injuries After a Wreck
Millions of people are injured or seriously injured in car accidents around the US each year. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, in 2016, there were 4.6 million individuals seriously injured in car accidents. The severity of impact-related injuries can vary depending on the type of accident, but even minor auto accidents can cause traumatic injuries — injuries of sudden onset that require immediate medical attention.
More than one part of your body can be injured. In our practice it has been our experience that more than one part of your body can be injured in a car accident. We have also found that new symptoms can arise in the days after an accident. Back and neck injuries are some of the most commonly experienced injuries from car wrecks.
Neck and back injuries from car wrecks are varied and can result from impact at slow speeds as well as fast. We have highlighted some of the most common issues below. Symptoms associated with back and neck injuries result from orthopedic damage such as bone fractures or damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support the skeletal system.
General Symptoms of Neck and Back Injuries After a Car Wreck
Symptoms vary widely depending on the severity of your injuries. One of our medical professional will diagnose your symptoms and prescribe the appropriate course of action. Back and neck injury symptoms may present immediately or days after the car accident. They could include any of the following:
- Neck, back, head, and shoulder pain
- Pain that becomes worse with any kind of movement or activity
- Difficulty focusing as a result of migraines, headaches and vertigo
- Abnormal sensations, such as numbness, prickling, burning, or the feeling of something crawling on your skin
- A grinding sensation during movement
- Sagging shoulder, arm, or joint
- Inability to lift something or lack of mobility
- Bump or deformity near injury
- Restricted range of motion
- Redness, bruising, inflammation or swelling