Car accidents are unavoidable due to the high number of drivers and automobiles in the Irvine and greater Los Angeles area.  As of 2013, the population of Irvine was 236,716 people, a fraction of the total drivers in Los Angeles County.  Whiplash injury is one of the more common injuries that may occur from accidents, although obviously drivers and passengers do suffer from other minor and major injuries as well.

Other common car accident injuries

Even a small fender bender may result in an injury, although the odds of injury increase proportionally to the speed in which a car is travelling.  These are the common injuries that may be treated by your chiropractor in Irvine should you be unfortunate to have suffered from one or more:

  • Brain and head injuries. Another common injury is when a driver or passenger suffers a debilitating head injury, usually as a result of being hit or hitting an object with tremendous force.  These injuries may be of such extent to be classified as acquired traumatic brain injury (TMI).
  • Neck injuries. Aside from the aforementioned whiplash injury from a car accident, drivers and/or passengers may also suffer from neck strain to more serious injuries such as cervical dislocation and disc injury.
  • Back injuries. The typical driver or passenger of a car accident that suffers from a back injury reports low back pain.  Fractured vertebrae, herniated discs, as well as various sprains and strains can limit or deter an injured person from performing even the most basic activities of daily living.  In addition, back injuries can manifest long after a car accident has occurred.
  • Spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord damage results when disc material or ligaments bruise or tear into the spinal cord tissue.  These injuries may be minimal in nature or debilitating.  People may lose feeling and/or a complete loss of function as a result of a spinal injury as a result.

The importance of treatment

Subsequent to a car accident, it is imperative that you seek treatment for any of the above injuries.  Your professional chiropractor in Irvine can assist you in alleviating pain and discomfort for the purpose of getting you back to your normal activities.  Many people initially believe they are fine after a car accident to their own detriment.  This is because adrenaline can cloud one’s thinking.  Particular of note is the fact that soft tissue injuries may not show up immediately nor are they observed on x-rays.   These types of injuries include a person’s muscles, tendons and ligaments.  Your professional chiropractor in Irvine is capable of restoring you back to your full health subsequent to any of the above injuries

What chiropractic treatment is available?

At the Irvine Pain and Posture Correction Clinic, patients may avail of professional treatment for all of the above car accident related injuries and more.   Your friendly chiropractor will perform a physical exam and may take x-rays depending on the nature of your injury.  After determining the nature and extent of your injury, your chiropractor will develop a plan of care that is just right for you.  If you have been injured as a result of being involved in a car accident, for your own sake do not neglect seeking treatment.  For an initial consultation with your Irvine Pain and Posture Clinic chiropractor, call (949) 784-4507 and schedule an appointment today.