Auto Accident Injury

Auto Accident Injury

Auto Accident Injury services offered in Columbia, MD

An auto accident injury can lead to neck and back pain, maybe even causing permanent health problems if untreated. At Dabbs Rehab Center of MD, leading chiropractors, physical therapists, naturopaths, and medical doctors provide all-encompassing recovery care following auto accidents. With their evidence-based and innovative natural treatment techniques, you’ll get the headstart on healing you need and feel better fast. Call the Columbia, Maryland, office or book your appointment online today. 

Auto Accident Injury Q & A

What is an auto accident injury?

Any injury that occurs in a car or truck crash counts as an auto accident injury. The most common injury of this type is whiplash. It happens when another vehicle crashes into the back of your car. 

That moment of forceful impact causes hyperextension of your neck. Essentially, your neck whips forward and then backward very quickly with extreme force, which is how whiplash got its name. 

Whiplash can cause damage to the muscles, ligaments, and joints in and around your cervical spine. This can lead to severe pain, stiffness, and difficulty functioning day-to-day. 

When do I need auto accident injury care?

You need to schedule a physical evaluation immediately if you’re injured or even suspect you might be. Auto accident injuries, particularly whiplash, can be incredibly deceptive injuries because they can take some time to appear. 

So, don’t make the mistake of assuming you escaped the accident unscathed. Whiplash could suddenly appear days or even weeks after the accident. The sooner you start treatment, the more control you have over your recovery and the better chance you can get back to your regular activities quickly. 

How are auto accident injuries treated? 

Dabbs Rehab Center of MD employs a multifaceted approach to auto accident injury treatment. The majority of auto accident injuries affect the spine, particularly the upper (cervical) area in and around the neck. Chiropractic care and physical therapy are an ideal combination for providing fast pain relief while restoring your cervical spine to optimal health. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy includes both pain relief treatments and techniques to rebuild strength and flexibility. You’ll receive massage therapy, joint mobilizations, prescription exercises, and soothing treatments like heat and cold therapy. Electrical muscle stimulation, dry needling, and other powerful natural pain management techniques are also available.

Chiropractic care

Chiropractic care balances your spinal column, which protects your spinal cord and helps alleviate problems like trapped nerves and other imbalances. Along with manual manipulations, chiropractic care often includes soft tissue manipulation to break up scar tissue, promote circulation, and speed healing after an auto accident. 

Dabbs Rehab Center of MD also offers naturopathic and functional medicine, two natural approaches that can stimulate faster healing through healthy eating and lifestyle choices. 

In an auto accident? Don’t delay your healing; call Dabbs Rehab Center of MD or book your appointment using the online scheduling link today.