Auto Accident Injury FAQs

Frequently Asked Auto Accident Injury Questions from Tacoma Chiropractic Center

In the chaos of an auto accident and its immediate aftermath, you may have a great deal of discomfort -- as well as a great many questions about how you got hurt and how our chiropractor can help. Here are the answers to some frequently asked auto accident injury questions at Tacoma Chiropractic Center.

Man with neck pain after a car accident.

How fast do I have to be going to suffer an Auto Accident Injury?

Believe it or not, a speed of just a few miles per hour is sufficient to set the stage for an auto accident injury. That's because the heavy bulk of even a slow-moving car can transfer a lot of force to its occupants' bodies when its momentum is suddenly brought to a halt.

Why are Vehicle Occupants so Prone to Whiplash?

The forces generated by an auto accident may cause anything that isn't strapped down to go flying, including your head. As the head whips back and forth, the neck suffers hyperextension and hyperflexion injuries such as strained muscles, cervical vertebral subluxation, herniated discs, and pinched cervical nerve tissue.

What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Whiplash typically causes severe stiffness and neck pain, but it doesn't stop there. You may also experience ringing in the ears, vision problems, headaches, migraines, nausea, mood changes and jaw or shoulder pain. You may also notice tingling, numbness, weakness or pain in a hand or arm.

How might my Seat Belt Contribute to an Auto Accident Injury?

A three- point seat belt may save your life, but it only restrains one side of your body, leaving the other side to fly forward. The severe twisting motion that results can shift your spine and its discs out of alignment while also tearing major muscle groups.

Why are I Experiencing Leg Pain and Related Symptoms Following an Auto Accident?

A herniated disc or other accident-related problem may pinch the sciatic nerve. This produces sciatica, which typically features leg pain as well as low back pain.

Why is Chiropractic Evaluation so Critical if I’m not Hurting?

Your symptoms may simply be delayed due to shock. You must receive a chiropractic evaluation ASAP so we can catch and treat any injuries instead of let them get worse.

How can Chiropractic Treatment Relieve my Symptoms?

Chiropractic adjustments can guide your vertebral joints and discs back into their optimal positions. This restores freedom of motion and relieves nerve impingement.

What other Forms of Treatment can my Tacoma Chiropractor Provide?

Your Tacoma chiropractor can address your soft tissue injuries with ART (Active Release Technique), Graston Technique and massage therapy. We can also prescribe a personalized functional rehabilitation program to help you heal without drugs or surgery.

Contact Our Local Tacoma Chiropractor fro More Information Today!

Our chiropractic team is ready to take away both your puzzlement and your pain, so bring your auto accident injury to Tacoma Chiropractic Clinic. Contact us at (253) 759-1500 today!This is just a placeholder

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