Texas has the highest rates of auto accidents within the entire United States, and this fact is reflected in auto accidents in the Desoto area. According to MyAccident, there was a total of 2,084 reported crashes in the Desoto city limits during 2018. For a city with a population of only around 60,000, this is quite high.
Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience. It's common for people in car crashes to feel fine in the immediate aftermath and be more concerned about their car and their insurance. After that, things may go back to normal, you'll file a claim and then get on with your life. However, it's extremely common for injuries that are inflicted in car crashes to not show any symptoms until much further down the line.
Injuries After a Car Crash
Over time, symptoms of injuries you suffered in your car accident may begin to make an appearance. The longer you wait without getting medical attention, the worse they will become. That's why, after you've dealt with accident reports and claims, it's best to make an appointment with a licensed chiropractor immediately.
If you're unfortunate enough to be involved in a car crash in the Desoto area, there's no need to worry, as Premier Injury Clinics of DFW are not far away and ready to help you on the road to recovery. Getting the help of a chiropractor can help you in a number of ways. First of all, it can help treat your injuries safely and effectively, before they get to the point where they're severely impacting your life. It can also help you save money in the long run. It's likely that the sooner you get treated the less treatment you will require - which could save you a lot on medical treatment.
Here's a look at some of the injuries that we treat the most that are sustained in car accidents, and the types of treatment we may use to help you recover. Remember, every case is different and you'll only know what's best for you by Premier Injury Clinics of DFW.
Common Injuries Sustained in Car Crashes
Whiplash is the general term given to injuries of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck that happen in a car accident. When you're involved in a car accident, your body moves suddenly, generally much faster than you'd ever move it on your own. This trauma can lead to damage of the soft tissues without breaking bones, which can become extremely painful, debilitating, and long-lasting.
Symptoms of Whiplash
- A stiff neck
- Pain when moving your neck
- Loss of motion in your neck
- Headaches that seem to emanate from the base of your skull
- Tenderness around your shoulder and upper back
If you have one or more of these symptoms following a car crash, you should contact the team at Premier Injury Clinics of DFW.
Back Pain After a Car Crash
With back pain, it can either take a while for you to feel the injury, or it can hit you instantly. Whether you begin to experience discomfort right after the accident or a few weeks afterwards, pretending it's not a big deal is not the way you should handle it.
The lower back and cervical parts of your spine are particularly vulnerable to injury due to the sudden, jarring movement of a car crash. While the thoracic and sacral areas of your back are more stable and usually don't get injured in a car crash, the lower back and neck will absorb all the force, and often be injured as a result of that.
Premier Injury Clinics of Dallas Fort Worth can help you get over your back pain by providing you with a treatment plan that's tailored to you. With the help of our team, you'll be fully-recovered and back doing the things you love doing the most, before you even know it.
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