Every year, around 3 million Americans are injured during auto accidents. Takura Tela, DC, at True Kings (TK) Healthcare in Rockville, Maryland, offers chiropractic care and a holistic approach to wellness to help you recover after an auto accident. Whether you have pain or not, it’s critical to have an assessment as soon as possible after an automobile collision. Call True Kings (TK) Healthcare or make an appointment online today.
Auto Accident Q & A
Even when you’re traveling at slower speeds, the force created during an automobile collision pushes your body into abnormal positions as it hits interior surfaces of your car, leading to injuries. Some of the most common injuries sustained during automobile accidents are:
Whiplash occurs when a sudden impact forces your head and neck to jerk forward and then backward rapidly. The abnormal movements can damage your cervical vertebrae as well as the muscles and connective tissue in your neck.
Neck pain is the most common whiplash symptom, although you might also experience neck stiffness, reduced mobility, and instability. Depending on the severity of your injury, you might have radiating pain in your shoulders, back, or arms.
Sprains and strains
You can also sustain soft tissue injuries in your back or elsewhere in your body in a car accident. For example, a collision can often cause a sprain or strain in your back.
You might injure a joint, such as your shoulder, elbow, or knee, during a car collision. Your body could get hurtled against the interior of your vehicle, causing dislocations or even fractures.
It’s also possible to sustain a concussion or another head injury during a car accident. You could injure your brain from a whiplash-type injury or from colliding with the inside of your car.
You should make an appointment with Dr. Tela as soon as possible after an automobile collision, even if you don’t have pain. The shock of a car accident can trigger an adrenal release of hormones. This burst gives you the energy and stamina to get through an emergency, but it can also block pain temporarily.
Dr. Tela can identify injuries and begin treatment before you feel any pain. Starting treatment immediately can reduce the overall amount of pain and disruption you experience.
- Dr. Tela offers a holistic approach to treating automobile collision-related injuries. Following your diagnosis, he combines chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and at-home care, including stretching, heat, and ice. You might need a series of appointments to recover fully. Dr. Tela provides personalized advice based on your individual needs and the severity of your injury. He provides pain relief as well as therapy for better movement and strength. If you’ve been in an auto accident, call True Kings (TK) Healthcare or make an appointment online today for customized treatment.