Rear-end car accidents are some of the most common to occur. The injuries sustained in these types of collisions can end up costing a lot in both vehicle damage and medical expenses. While sometimes a serious injury such as brain trauma or permanent paralysis can occur, the most common injuries sustained in these kinds of crashes are things like whiplash, sprains, strains, or herniated discs.
If you or a loved one has recently been hit from behind on the road, we encourage you to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Our car accident chiropractors at Sea Change Wellness have years of experience treating these kinds of injuries specifically.
The most common rear-end collision injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Soft tissue damage
These injuries can leave a real impact on the human body. If left untreated, they can lead to chronic pain or more severe injuries later on in life.
What Rear-End Collisions Do to the Body
Now that we’ve covered the most common injuries, let’s take a closer look at how some of these injuries impact the body.
Herniation – A herniated disc or bulging disc can happen when the impact causes a spinal disc to be injured and change shape. It can protrude into a spinal nerve causing radiating pain throughout the arms or legs.
Soft Tissue Damage – Soft tissue damage results in things like sprains or strains that occur from an overextension. These injuries are known for causing inflammation, pain, swelling, and bruising at the injury site.
Whiplash – This straining injury occurs when the neck is jerked back and forth in a quick and vigorous motion. Even if there’s no vehicle damage, whiplash is still very possible. Whiplash can lead to pain or discomfort in the head, neck, shoulders, and back.
Chiropractic Treatment for Rear-End Collisions
At Sea Change Wellness Chiropractic, our chiropractors are experts in treating all things related to car accident injuries – including those sustained from rear-end accidents. Through a holistic approach, we will use methods like therapeutic massage, postural adjustments, and spinal disc care to relieve pain and treat the cause, not just the symptoms.
If you need relief from your rear-end collision injuries, call our office today to make an appointment.