Marietta Chiropractic Care for Joint Injuries Caused By An Auto Accident

Jan 23, 2017

Car accident Chiropractors near Marietta treat an assortment of injuries, including those of the joints.

Joint injuries resulting from automobile accidents can benefit from Chiropractic treatment through reduced pain, increased movement, and the prevention of chronic disorders.

Joint Injuries and Auto Accidents

Several types of common joint injuries are often caused by auto accidents.

Axial Bursts

These injuries occur when a car crash’s impact results in the disintegration of vertebrae in the cervical and lumbar spine.

As the vertebra is put under extreme pressure during the crash, the compression crushes the bone.

When this injury occurs only on the front part of the vertebra, it is called a compression fracture.

Facet Joint Injuries

This type of injury occurs when your vehicle is suddenly hit and causes your head to move one way, and then jerk quickly in the opposite direction.

Whiplash injury often affects the whole neck, including the facet joints. Most cases of whiplash or neck pain following a car accident are the result of a facet joint injury, and the pain is typically tender to the touch and located on the back of the neck on one side of the spine.

Facet joint pain is commonly mistaken for muscle pain, and it is usually identified through palpitation or a medial branch block injection.

Flexion-Distraction Fractures

Head-on crashes are the most common auto-related cause of flexion-distraction fractures.

These injuries happen when the spinal cord and upper vertebrae suddenly and violently curve forward.

Because the seatbelt anchors the passenger’s body to the seat, a substantial amount of pressure is put on the upper back, leading to a fractured vertebra.

Herniated Discs

Your spinal discs are found between the bones of your spine and provide flexibility and cushioning for your back.

The distress that comes with a car accident can cause these discs to rupture, allowing their internal tissues to break through the outer membrane.

When this happens, the bulging disc can put pressure on and irritate nearby nerves and cause radiating pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling.

Recover From Joint Injuries With The Help of AICA Marietta’s Chiropractors

Our team of experienced Chiropractors treats hundreds of car accident victims throughout the greater Marietta and Atlanta communities each year.

If you are injured in an auto accident, schedule an appointment with us to learn more about your treatment options.

We are available Monday through Sunday and can be contacted through our online submission form or by calling us at (678) 671-4010.