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Posted on 12-22-2016

Common Car Accident Injuries Treated by Our San Antonio Auto Accident Chiropractor, Dr. Phillips

As your go-to San Antonio auto accident chiropractor, Dr. Donald Phillips, is committed to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness. Our chiropractic, nutrition and wellness clinic treat a variety of conditions and injuries, but one of the most common reasons new patients from the surrounding communities of San Antonio, Stone Oak, Live Oak, Selma, Bracken, Longhorn, Windcrest, Uptown, Shavano Park, and University City come into our office is an injury from an auto accident.

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Common Auto Accident Injury Types in the Surrounding Communities of San Antonio, Stone Oak, Live Oak, Selma, Bracken, Longhorn, Windcrest, Uptown, Shavano Park, and University City, TX

Unfortunately, there are numerous injuries that can result from an auto accident, ranging greatly in severity. However, some of the most common injuries we see include:

  • Back/Low Back Pain - when a person is involved in an auto accident, the body is typically thrown forward into the seat belt. While the lower portion of the spine (the lumbar spine) may remain mostly stationary, the upper (cervical) spine is violently thrown forward, which can result in severe back/low back pain and potential herniated discs between the affected vertebrae.
  • Neck Pain - when the upper spine is thrust forward, the neck can also be affected. Specifically, the discs between the neck vertebrae can become forced out of place or otherwise damaged, resulting in ongoing pain and stiffness.
  • Whiplash - this condition occurs when the body is forced to an abrupt stop, resulting in back and neck pain, as well as stiffness. Symptoms typically arise 24-72 hours after the accident.
  • Arm and Shoulder Pain - this is most common in drivers, especially those holding on firmly to the steering wheel at the time of accident impact. Furthermore, back injuries (such as whiplash) can throw the spine out of alignment, which can also cause arm and shoulder pain.
  • Soft Tissue Pain - damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons can result from an abrupt collision during a car accident.
  • Headaches and Migraines - these can actually be a symptom of whiplash, but can also arise when the spine has been thrown out of alignment, as this can affect the central nervous and neurological systems in the body.

Request an Appointment at our San Antonio Chiropractic, Nutrition, and Wellness Practice Today if You've Been Involved in a Car Accident

At Dr. Phillips Chiropractic, Nutrition, and Wellness, our chirpractor have seen all these common auto accident injuries and more. We have the resources and experience to manage these injuries using non-invasive and drug-free chiropractic treatment in our office, including spinal adjustment, spinal decompression, cold laser therapy, and more. Call us today at (210) 545-1144 to request an appointment.

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