If you live in Dallas and have not been involved in an auto accident—count yourself as one of the few lucky ones who have avoided being seriously injured in a car wreck.
The latest statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation reveal that nearly 40,000 car accidents were reported in 2016. Dallas auto accidents involved over 103,000 individuals and 81,000 vehicles. In fact, car crashes occurring in Dallas accounted for 16.3% of Texas' total amount of accidents. Furthermore, TDOT says that 2016 was the worst year Texas has had for car crashes.
Due to increases in auto injuries in Dallas, Premier Injury Clinics is experiencing a significant increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for their auto accident injuries. In addition to chiropractic techniques such as spine adjustments, massage therapy and physical/rehabilitation therapy, we also provide a wide range of services that include medical doctors, on-location pain specialists, referrals to local orthopedic surgeons and anesthesiologists, referrals for diagnostic imaging/testing and exercise rehabilitation.
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 a Dallas 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.
Auto Accident Injuries Treated at Premier Injury Clinics
Clinically referred to as cervical acceleration-deceleration syndrome, whiplash is one of the most common auto accident injuries we treat with a variety of effective chiropractic techniques. If the vehicle in which you were riding was struck from behind, there's a good chance you may suffer symptoms of whiplash.
Whiplash results when the ligaments, muscles and other soft tissues that support your neck are jerked back and forth rapidly. Severe stretching and tearing of neck tissues and nerves causes inflammation, pain and stiffness, usually within one to three days after the accident.
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.
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
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 Dallas 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 suboccipital 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.
Rehabilitation Therapy for Auto Accident Injuries
Premier Injury Clinics of Dallas 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.
3434 W Illinois Ave, Dallas, TX 75211