Car accidents commonly cause injuries that affect the neck, but they can also affect the upper back, shoulders, and other joints. Car accident injuries can cause ongoing pain that makes it hard to do daily activities. At DeMasi Chiropractic and Wellness, Dr. Mike DeMasi provides chiropractic services for patients with car accident injuries in the Pittsburgh, Fox Chapel, Aspinwall, Blawnox, Morningside, and North Hills, Pennsylvania areas.
Car Accidents Q & A
What are some common car accident injuries?
Patients who are hurt in collisions usually have injuries that affect the neck, shoulders, and upper back. In fact, whiplash is among the most common types of injuries caused by car accidents. Other common injuries include torn ligaments and muscles, strains, partial and total fractures, and damage to other tissues in the back and neck. Some injuries can lead to problems with spinal discs, such as herniated discs.
How soon should patients have car accident injuries treated?
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you should have your injury checked right away. Some injuries take a while for symptoms to show, while others only cause minor symptoms at first. However, those injuries can be more serious than they seem. You should immediately seek medical care and treatment to prevent complications and ensure that your injuries heal properly. When those injuries don’t heal right, they can cause chronic pain that lasts for many years.
What are the signs of whiplash?
When you have whiplash, you’re likely to have pain in your neck, upper back, and shoulders. Whiplash happens when your head and neck quickly move back and forth during a collision. That kind of motion damages muscles, spinal discs, ligaments, and other parts of your neck and upper back. Other signs of whiplash include headaches, stiff neck, and nausea. When you don’t get your whiplash treated, you can end up with chronic pain.
How does Dr. DeMasi diagnose injuries from car accidents?
Dr. DeMasi offers effective treatments for anyone who’s suffered an injury due to a car accident.
First, he’ll conduct a physical exam of the affected area, which helps him determine the cause of your pain and other symptoms. The exam also helps him evaluate how severe your injury is, so he can come up with a treatment plan. Dr. DeMasi might also order imaging tests, such as X-rays, to get more detailed views of the affected area.
How does Dr. DeMasi treat injuries from car accidents?
Dr. DeMasi offers chiropractic treatments for injuries caused by car accidents. That includes manual adjustments of your back and other joints, which eases tension and relieves your symptoms. Dr. DeMasi moves your spinal discs into the right alignment with these adjustments, allowing them to heal properly.
For more information on chiropractic treatment after a car accident, please contact DeMasi Chiropractic and Wellness.