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Oak Cliff TX Chiropractic
The state of Texas has one of the highest auto accident rates in the nation, and the community of Oak Cliff is no exception. The Dallas suburban area reported over 36,000 crashes in 2019, which includes many in the Oak Cliff community. Most of these accidents involve personal injuries that require some level of clinical treatment.
To fully accommodate patients, we offer free transportation, attorney referrals, a Spanish-speaking staff and one-on-one consultation appointment with our doctors.
If you have suffered injuries due to involvement in an auto accident, contact Premier Injury Clinics today to schedule an appointment. Our priority is to improve your quality of life and overall health and well-being by eliminating pain or helping you manage your pain as completely as possible.
Common Car Accident Injuries in Oak Cliff
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from an auto accident, particularly if the vehicle was impacted from behind. This condition occurs when the muscles and ligaments that support the neck are quickly snapped to a new position and then return back to where they were. Severe tearing or excessive strain on the neck tissues can result in extreme pain, stiffness, and inflammation, which can occur immediately or develop during the days following the accident. It is recommended that a victim showing any signs of these symptoms schedule an examination immediately to receive necessary treatments before the infliction advances.
Other Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Stiff, sore neck
- Inability to turn the head without experiencing severe neck pain
- Back/upper shoulder pain
- Burning/tingling sensations in the neck, shoulder and upper back areas
- Recurring headaches
- Vision disturbances
- Sore throat in the absence of respiratory conditions
- Problems with memory and concentration
In some cases, whiplash symptoms may take several weeks to emerge because microscopic tears in neck muscles take longer to produce inflammatory pain. Unfortunately, waiting until you feel signs of whiplash after involvement in a Dallas car accident means undergoing longer, more intense treatment. The doctors at Premier Injury Clinics strongly urge victims of car accidents to visit our clinic as soon as possible to avoid suffering the severe pain and stiffness indicative of late onset whiplash.
There are many injuries to the spine that may occur during an auto accident. Body impact with a seat belt can cause portions of the back to rotate, twisting the spine and dislocating discs or causing a bulge or rupture. A herniated disc can press on spinal nerves, creating pain, numbness, or weakness. A car accident doctor can examine the injury and determine the correct chiropractic solution to restore the spine to normal.
A mild concussion incurred during an accident can cause nausea, vomiting, memory loss, recurring headaches, impaired vision, dizziness, excessive light or noise sensitivity, or abnormal sleep patterns. A crash victim who experiences these symptoms should schedule an examination as soon as possible to determine the extent of the injuries. In many cases, chiropractic adjustments can reduce a concussion's symptoms by restoring the back and neck conditions and improving overall support for the head.
Rehabilitation Therapy for Auto Accident Injuries
Premier Injury Clinics of Oak Cliff creates individualized physical therapy programs designed to address your specific health issues following an auto accident. Progressive stretching and strengthening of muscles combined with gait training and aerobic conditioning exercises are just some of the methods we use to ensure you enjoy a full recovery from an auto accident injury.
Rehabilitation therapy rebuilds muscle, joint and bone strength by involving the body in a series of passive exercises that focus on reducing inflammation and stimulating release of endorphins. In addition to physical therapy, we may also recommend some patients enhance their recovery with various chiropractic treatments and other medical services we provide.
Premier Injury Clinics has six convenient locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We also have same-day appointment, an initial free consultation and free transportation available. Schedule an appointment today by visiting our contact page for phone number and location information.
You can also suffer back pain following an auto accident that is unrelated to whiplash. This could happen if you are wearing a seat belt and your upper body rotates against the seat belt. Where your lumbar spine and pelvis meets is called the sacrum. Joints connecting the sacrum to your pelvis and lumbar spine may get locked in a painfully rotated position that requires chiropractic adjustments to realign your spine and eliminate pain.
Neck trauma sustained in a car accident may involve the spinal cord and spinal cord column (vertebrae). Trauma to the neck may cause extreme pain, tingling, numbness and stiffness throughout the neck and at the base of the skull. Treatment for neck trauma depends on the severity of the injury and where the neck received the brunt of the injury. Doctors at Premier Injury Clinics in Dallas will examine your neck and recommend treatment or refer you to a leading diagnostic imaging center if necessary.
If your back suffers trauma in an auto accident, one or more vertebral discs may slip out of place, bulge or rupture. Herniated discs press on spinal nerves, irritating and inflaming them. If you have a herniated disc, you may suffer numbness, intense shooting pains and weakness in your lower back, buttocks and legs.
If you experience one or more of these symptoms following an auto accident (even if you were never unconscious), please schedule an appointment at our Oak Cliff injury clinic as soon as possible to determine what kind of post-concussion treatment you need to resolve symptoms:
- Inability to concentrate and/or remember recent information
- Nagging headache
- Blurry/fuzzy vision
- Dizziness/lightheadedness/feeling off-balance
- Sensitivity to noise and/or light
- Sleeping more or less than normal
- Insomnia/nighttime waking
Since concussions affect people differently, you may have symptoms not listed. Less common signs of a concussion include tinnitus (ringing in your ears), slurred speech and extreme mood swings.
Chiropractors treat muscle skeletal conditions with the adjustments to spinal vertebrae. Even thought we do not treat symptoms of concussion, we may improve them with adjustments to the spinal vertebrae. This also helps restore normal functioning to the sub occipital and neck region to reduce neck stiffness and headaches. Adjustments not only eliminate compression of spinal nerves but also improve spine and brain signaling to help decrease dizziness, headaches and feelings of spatial unawareness or disconnection.
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