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Auto Accident Chiropractic in Lincoln

After an automobile accident, it’s important to work with a medical professional who understands the problem. Chiropractic is one of the few specialties specifically designed to address your injury or trauma site. Getting your spine checked as soon as possible, and starting care, means less chance of developing long-term problems.

After the Accident

Auto accidents are traumatic to the spine, as the body is subjected to great forces, which it simply isn’t built to handle. The collision can cause excessive trauma, especially to the 30-plus joints in the neck, and various other injuries and pain symptoms. It can actually cause injury to the ligaments that hold your spine together.

Even an impact as slow as 5 mph can cause damage. The crash alters the configuration of your spine, changing the biomechanics, and putting pressure on the bone. Symptoms don’t always show up right away, so after the hospital has cleared you, it’s important to be evaluated immediately by our doctor.

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Assessing Your Injury

Whiplash is the most common injury in a car crash. Due to the sudden stop, the head is jerked forward and back, often slamming into the headrest. The muscles are unable to protect the spine, and damage to muscles, ligaments, nerves and vertebral discs can occur.

In addition to whiplash, we may see concussions, shoulder injuries, back injuries, muscle sprains and strains, tingling, numbness, or pain in limbs, pinched or irritated nerves, and more.

Symptoms that occur include:

  • Neck pain that worsens with movement or over time
  • Difficulty moving the neck
  • Sore shoulders or upper back
  • Headaches, especially those that come on through the day
  • Arm tingling or numbness
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling tired
  • PTSD and more

Our staff is trained to diagnose and treat these types of injuries. We’ll coordinate your care with other medical providers as needed, and communicate with the insurance companies and attorneys to ensure you receive the benefits you’re entitled to.

Get Relief Today

If you’re dealing with pain after an accident or crash, book an appointment to get checked out. Call us today!

Auto Accident Chiropractic Lincoln, South Lincoln, Hickman NE | (402) 421-7000