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Mesquite Injury Accident Chiropractic

Drivers in Texas are 46 percent more likely to get into an auto accident than the rest of the United States. Dallas falls in the bottom 15% of cities for safe-driving records, according to Allstate America’s Best Driver Report. While it’s a relatively small suburban city in Dallas, with only around 140,000 people calling it home, Mesquite, Texas, has plenty of auto accidents on its roads.

The Texas Department of Transportation states that there were a total of 832 car crashes throughout Mesquite in 2018. Of these 832, there were 11 fatalities and 49 serious injuries. While this data suggests that serious crashes aren’t that common in the Mesquite area, there’s still a chance that drivers may be involved in a crash that injures them in some way.

Injuries that occur as a result of auto accidents can be debilitating and painful. They may lead to an individual having to take time off work and lose out on money as a result of their injuries. The most common types of injuries related to auto accidents are whiplash, neck pain, and back pain.

This guide looks at some common symptoms of these injuries, and potential ways that Premier Injury Clinics of Mesquite can treat them.

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Whiplash and Neck Pain After an Auto Accident

Whiplash is the non-medical term for an injury to the soft tissue of the neck which is experienced when the neck’s tendons and ligaments are extended beyond their regular comfortable limits. It’s similar to a sprained ankle in terms of level of pain and discomfort, as well as type of injury.

There’s no minimum speed that a vehicle needs to be traveling for a passenger or driver to suffer whiplash. It can occur in low-speed collisions should the head and neck be positioned awkwardly at the moment of impact.

Whiplash doesn’t usually emerge until around 24 to 48 hours after the accident, so, likely, you may not realize you have a whiplash injury until a day or two after you’re involved in a crash.

Back Pain After an Auto Accident

It’s common not to experience back pain straight away after an auto accident. Similarly to whiplash and neck pain, it can take days, or in some instances even weeks for symptoms to manifest and affect your life.

After such a period, it may seem that your symptoms aren’t connected to the accident – which is why it’s important to see your doctor as soon as possible after your accident. You should do this whether you feel unwell or not. Seeing your doctor can ensure you’re well-informed and get the support of a chiropractor sooner rather than later.

It’s common not to experience back pain straight away after an auto accident. Similarly to whiplash and neck pain, it can take days, or in some instances even weeks for symptoms to manifest and affect your life.

After such a period it may seem that your symptoms aren’t connected to the accident – which is why it’s important to see your doctor as soon as possible after your accident. You should do this whether you feel unwell or not. Seeing your doctor can ensure you’re well-informed and get the support of a chiropractor sooner rather than later.

Treating Whiplash and Neck Injuries

Whiplash can be treated in several ways. The most common treatment is chiropractic adjustment. This involves the chiropractor gently moving the neck in the direction in which movement is difficult. Bear in mind, that the best form of treatment is unique to each whiplash injury, and it’s best to see one of the team at Premier Injury Clinics of Dallas Fort Worth to find out your best option.

Treating Back Injuries

Injuring your back in an auto accident can be extremely distressing for a variety of reasons. Even the most minor of back injuries can have a devastating effect on your life. It can change how you’re able to complete day-to-day tasks and cause you to miss out on wages and important social events.

It’s a chiropractor’s job to assess, diagnose, and help you to manage your back injury. The team at Premier Injury Clinic of Dallas Fort Worth is well-trained in getting to the bottom of what’s causing your back pain and providing you with expert care that enables you to carry on with your life.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

Why should I see a chiropractor after a car accident?

Chiropractors specialize in treating musculoskeletal injuries, which are common after car accidents. They can help assess and address issues such as whiplash, back pain, and other injuries that may not be immediately apparent.

How do chiropractors assess car accident injuries?

Chiropractors typically conduct a thorough examination, which may include X-rays or other diagnostic tests. They will also review your medical history and discuss the details of the accident to tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, hands-on healthcare discipline focusing on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine and nervous system. Our chiropractors at Premier use manual techniques to adjust and manipulate the spine to improve overall health.

What conditions can chiropractic care help with?

Chiropractic care can assist with various conditions, including back and neck pain, headaches, sciatica, joint pain, sports injuries, and more. It aims to address the root cause of these issues rather than just treating symptoms.

Is chiropractic care safe?

When performed by one of Premier’s licensed, trained chiropractors, chiropractic care is considered safe for most people. However, there are some risks, such as a small chance of stroke or nerve damage if you have certain medical conditions. It’s important to let your chiropractor know about any medical conditions you have.

How does a chiropractic adjustment work?

Premier’s chiropractors use their hands to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. This is known as an adjustment or manipulation. The goal is to improve spinal motion and improve how the body functions.

How often should I see a chiropractor?

The frequency of chiropractic visits can vary greatly depending on your condition and treatment goals. Some people only need a few visits, while others may see a chiropractor regularly for maintenance or chronic conditions. Our chiropractors will recommend a personalized treatment plan.

Is chiropractic care safe for children?

Yes, chiropractic care is safe for children when treated by a trained and licensed chiropractor.

Is chiropractic care safe for pregnant women?

Yes, chiropractic care is considered safe for pregnant women when provided by a qualified chiropractor who has experience treating expectant mothers.

If I’ve had back surgery can I still receive chiropractic care?

Yes, however, before seeking chiropractic care, it’s crucial to discuss it with the surgeon who performed your back surgery. Our chiropractors at Premier have worked with post-surgical patients and will often use gentler, more conservative treatment approaches that avoid direct manipulation of the affected area. This may include soft tissue work, mobilizations, and other low-force techniques.

Does insurance cover chiropractic care?

Many insurance plans cover chiropractic care to some extent. It’s recommended to check with your insurance provider to understand the coverage details and any pre-authorization requirements.

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