Accident Injury

Personal Injury

Car accidents, sports injuries, and work related injuries result in soft tissue injuries. A soft tissue injury is simply damage to muscle, ligaments, and tendons. There are a variety of conditions that result from a soft tissue injury, and not everyone will get it properly treated.

For example: after a whiplash injury, someone might suffer from migraines and headaches, getting progressively worse, for months or sometimes years because they didn’t get it properly treated by a chiropractor. The person might not suspect that the headaches are correlated to a neck injury when the neck might have little to no pain.

Common conditions that we see as a result of an accident is:

  • Whiplash
  • Strained or sprained muscles in the back, neck or other areas of the body
  • Broken or bruised bones
  • Injuries to joints or joint pain
  • General pain in the back, particularly the lower and mid-back
  • Headaches
  • Injuries to the spine, including nerve damage or compression on the discs

 

Soft Tissue Injury Specialist

Accidents lead to a variety of potential problems (chronic migraines, sensitivity, decreased function). Make sure that you get the right treatment for your concerns. Chiropractic care offers the opportunity to address the situation without taking unnecessary risks. Dr. Bryan has much experience and a multitude of techniques that will help heal the injury and prevent any recurrence of pain.

 

Recovering from an Accident

The advantage of seeing a chiropractor right away after an accident is the chiropractor will treat the root of the pain instead of masking the symptoms. Simply taking ibuprofen for the pain following an accident will only temporarily ease the pain and could delay the recovery period even longer. Below is an outline of the phases of healing (actual time will vary depending on the injury and individual).

 

Acute/inflammatory Phase

0-72 hours from the accident

Regeneration

72 hours to 6-8 weeks

Recovery

6-8 weeks to 6-12 months