You might initially believe that you were lucky to have made it through an auto accident with just a few bumps and bruises, but your pain became worse after 24 hours. You’ll be making a wise decision by having that pain evaluated by our car accident chiropractor at either of our clinics at Apple Chiropractic Orthopedics & Rehab in Chattanooga and Sales Creek, TN. Our chiropractor can help you through the recovery process from an auto accident injury naturally and without the necessity of potentially addictive medications or the dangers of invasive procedures. Here are some common auto accident injuries that he can help you recover from.

Chest Pain

It’s undisputed that seat belts save lives, but they can cause injuries in an accident too like bruised chest muscles, a bruised sternum, or even bruised ribs. One or more ribs can even become misaligned from a seat belt. Our chiropractor can help with realigning one or more affected ribs and reducing the pain and discomfort it causes.

Joint Injuries

Knees and shoulders commonly become inflamed and painful after an auto accident impact. To promote joint tissue healing, reduce pain, and restore range of motion, electronic muscle stimulation, cold laser therapy, or ultrasound might be used at our clinic.

Lower Back Injuries

Lower back pain is a common complaint after an auto accident. One or more vertebrae in the lower spine might become misaligned and place pressure on a spinal nerve. That can cause pain and discomfort across the lower back, into the buttocks, and down a leg. With painless chiropractic adjustments and rehab, our chiropractor can realign misplaced vertebrae and take pressure off of spinal nerves while reducing pain and restoring mobility.

Whiplash Injuries

In many auto accidents, the neck and head are suddenly and violently thrust forward and back again. This acceleration and deceleration take less than half of a second, but that whiplash motion can injure neck vertebrae, spinal discs, ligaments, and muscles. In turn, that causes whiplash victims to suffer symptoms like neck pain, headaches, and loss of range of motion. Gentle chiropractic adjustments coupled with adjunct therapies like electronic muscle stimulation or massage will help realign neck vertebrae, relieve nerve root pressure and reduce muscle spasms.

Visit Our Chiropractor for Auto Accident Injury Treatment in Chattanooga and Sales Creek, TN

If you have recently been involved in a car accident in Chattanooga or Salt Creek, TN, contact Apple Chiropractic today. Call us at (423) 855-7376 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.