Spinal Injury from Auto Accidents
Even a minor car accident can result in a personal injury, such as a herniated disc or lumbar pain. For this reason, it’s important to be seen after a car wreck, especially if you experience lower back pain or upper neck pain. If you live in Smyrna GA, the East West Spine and Rehab Center can properly diagnose your auto accident injury.
Types of Spinal Injuries Following a Car Accident
Your spine is divided into three specific areas that can be affected by an auto accident injury. The upper back or thoracic vertebrae, the lower back or lumbar vertebrae and the cervical vertebrae or the neck. Each section contains muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and discs. If any part of these sections become injured in an auto accident injury, it can result in lower back pain or upper neck pain.
Thoracic injuries or injuries to the upper back are the result of high-velocity auto accidents and can result in permanent nerve damage. Including a herniated disc. Lumbar spine injury or those that occur in the center of the back may affect your ability to perform the smallest tasks. Lumbar pain from a personal injury is often the result of bruising and swelling. Your chiropractor in Smyrna can help diagnose these injuries.
Spinal cord injuries are the most serious. They involve bruising, total or partial paralysis, loss of feeling in certain areas of the body and loss of reflex function. These injuries can cause a host of secondary issues like blood clots, bleeding, pneumonia, and infection.
Call Our Chiropractor in Smyrna Today
If you live in Smyrna GA and have been in an automobile accident, contact your chiropractor in Smyrna at the East West Spine and Rehab at (770) 432-5600. We can diagnose your injuries and provide a plan of treatment.