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Top 3 Auto Accident Injuries

Posted in Accident Recovery, General Chiropractic on August 15, 2014

Even if you’ve only been involved in a minor fender bender or rear-end collision, the possibility that you have sustained injuries that are more major than your car accident is highly likely. Here are the top three injuries caused by auto accidents that you should be on the lookout for.injured-neck

1. Neck Injury

The neck is injured in a car accident by the rapid hyperextension and hyperflexion of the neck. This hyperextension is better known as whiplash, and severe cases of whiplash can cause permanent damage if not attended to right away.
More severe injuries include:

  • Dislocated discs
  • Ruptured discs
  • Broken spine


Coping with a Pinched Nerve

Posted in Accident Recovery, Sports Injury Recovery on October 10, 2013

A pinched nerve, otherwise known as radiculopathy, is a condition in which nerves are affected and don’t work properly. The nerve root is the major issue, and it can result in pain, numbness, weakness, and issues with muscle control. By better understanding what a pinched nerve is, you can take the steps needed to treat this condition.

Pinched Nerve Causes

Nerves can become pinched for several reasons. A lack of blood flow can result in this problem, or the nerve can be affected by a progressive disease that destroys it either entirely or in part. Excessive pressure caused by nearby tendons, cartilage, muscle, and bones can also result in the pinching of a nerve.


Visiting a Chiropractor After a Car Accident

Posted in Accident Recovery, General Chiropractic, Wellness Library on April 17, 2013

If you were recently involved in a car accident that resulted in an injury, your top priority is likely to get better as quickly as possible. Clifton accident chiropractors can be helpful in this process. Chiropractic care is one of the top ways to get you back to optimal health and to speed up the recovery process.

How is Chiropractic Care Helpful After an Accident?

After a car accident, many people experience back and neck pain. This can range from mild pain to being completely debilitating, and in some cases the cause may not show up on standard diagnostic or medical imaging. X-ray imaging cannot show nerve damage or injury to the soft tissue, which can be frustrating to patients when their doctors tell them that they cannot find a source of their pain. Chiropractors have been specially trained to manipulate the spine and neck to realign them into their proper position, and this can ultimately relieve pain. (more…)


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