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Auto Injury Treatment in Anchorage, AK

Auto Injury

What are Some Common Auto Accident Injuries?

You can suffer several kinds of injuries due to a car crash. In fact, even minor accidents place a significant strain on your body and can cause pain and impair proper function. These are some of the injuries commonly sustained in an auto accident:

  • Back injury

  • Spinal cord damage

  • Neck trauma

  • Fractures

  • Burns

  • Dislocated bones

  • Lacerations

  • Brain injury

It’s important to note that not all physiological damage is readily apparent after an accident. Symptoms may take weeks or months to develop, and they may seem unrelated to the crash.

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is a specific type of neck injury that occurs when your head and neck are forced into a sudden backward and forward motion. Most whiplash injuries occur as a result of being rear-ended in an auto accident, although sports injuries and falls can also cause whiplash.

When your head and neck suddenly jerk forward and backward, your cervical spine goes through significant stress. Your facet joints and intervertebral discs can sustain damage, as can the soft tissues in your neck.

Whiplash injuries might not present pain right away but often develop the following day. Common symptoms include neck pain; stiffness; neck instability; headaches; sensations of weakness, numbness, or tingling; and pain in your shoulder(s) or upper back.

If rest and heat or ice therapy don’t bring relief, you should see a chiropractor. Whiplash symptoms can lead to other severe conditions and chronic pain if you don't get proper whiplash treatment.

Treatment Options for Auto Accident Injuries Include:

How can Preferred Medical and Rehab Care Help After an Auto Accident?

A thorough evaluation of your current condition and overall health is the first step of the process. A customized treatment plan addresses both your symptoms and the underlying causes, and it differs from one person to the next.

Many people come to Anchorage Spinal Care after a car crash and are so pleased with the results that they embrace chiropractic care for many other ailments or concerns. If you experience lingering pain after an auto accident, schedule an appointment right away.