Auto Accident Injuries in Garden City, MI
If you’ve ever been in an auto accident, you know just how terrifying, painful, and disruptive they can be. Life changes in a split second, and the effects can be life-long, even from a seemingly minor collision.
Millions of people suffer auto accident injuries per year, and they’re a leading cause of injury in Michigan.
Injuries differ from mild to severe. They range from lacerations to soft tissue injuries to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, to broken bones, burns, and neck and back injuries, which are considered the most serious. Sometimes auto accident injuries aren’t apparent immediately after a crash.
Whiplash is a common auto accident injury, particularly in a rear-end collision, and is caused by the stress on the neck and spine when the head jerks violently. If ignored, whiplash can result in long-lasting health problems.
Concussions result when the brain takes a severe blow and can go undiagnosed after an auto accident. Symptoms include a headache, nausea, double vision, and sensitivity to loud noises and light.
A car’s impact can result in a herniated disc, where one of the small discs in the spine shifts out of place. Herniated discs can cause permanent and severe nerve injuries affecting the legs and arms.
The impact of an auto accident can cause leg and foot injuries, including broken bones and damaged tendons and ligaments, when the legs are pushed up into the steering column and dashboard. Abdominal injuries such as cracked or broken ribs are common, as the force of impact hurls a driver and passengers into the dashboard and steering wheel. Even the force against the seatbelt can cause chest injuries.
Chiropractic care can treat many auto accident injuries by reducing inflammation, restoring range of motion, reducing scar tissue, and relieving localized and widespread pain.
Let Drs. Adam and Amanda Apfelblat help bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care by calling and making an appointment today.