At Absolute Life Wellness Center, we often see patients come in who are suffering from various car accident injuries, seeking chiropractic treatment for their pain and mobility issues. We see patients for a wide variety of common car accident injuries including:
Soft Tissue Injuries
Likely the most common injury from car accidents, soft tissue injuries involve damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These can range from bruises and cuts to heavy tissue damage and severely mobility-limiting injuries.
Damage to the soft tissues of wrists, hands, fingers, feet, and toes can be easily underestimated. These extremities absorb impact from car collisions and can become swollen, achy, or even lose mobility over time.
Back injuries (lower, mid, and upper) can also occur from sudden impact car accidents and can often be helped by chiropractic adjustments. Herniated discs are some of the most common back injuries from car accidents. Since spinal discs are soft, flexible tissues, they can easily sustain damage from heavy impact. As the disc flexes and absorbs impact, part of the tissue may herniate and pinch nerves along the spinal cord, causing pain throughout the body.
While most chest injuries are cuts, scrapes, or bruises, in more severe accidents the chest can be impacted which can result in rib injuries and even broken ribs. If a driver is not wearing a seatbelt, impact with the steering wheel can cause trauma, and if the driver is wearing a belt, extreme pressure may be exerted against them through the chest strap.
Even if you feel perfectly normal after a car accident, seat belts could have caused internal damage. Organ bruising is a high risk after collisions of moderate speed, and might not be externally visible or noticeably painful.
Cracked ribs might not be obvious until they are a serious problem. You should have your entire body examined to be sure no internal chest injuries have occurred after a car crash.
Arm or Leg Injuries:
Arm and leg injuries are another common issue seen in cases of car accidents. Leg injuries often occur in head on collisions when the legs are pushed up or jammed towards the driver’s chest. Arm injuries are common in most all accidents due to contact with the steering wheel, doors, or windows.
Hip injuries are also common, as your legs push backward into the sockets from accident impact. This may make walking painful after a collision, and could result in misalignment of the spine without correction.
Whiplash is a common car accident injury. Impact from the collision snaps the head back and forth, or side-to-side, causing damage to the soft tissues in the cervical spine, or straining muscles in the neck.
Though whiplash is not serious by itself, if left untreated, it can worsen rapidly. Your neck is one of the most commonly stretched, utilized, and rotated muscles in your body.
Without using a brace, it can be difficult to minimize muscle usage to promote healing. Chiropractic treatments can also stimulate muscle recovery without the use of a neck brace.
I went to Absolute Life Wellness Center after my accident in early January. I was suffering from extreme low back pain and within three visits I felt relief. Dr. Shaddock and his staff are awesome and I will continue coming even after my treatment from my accident is complete.
Dr. Shaddock is beyond amazing. He is a great doctor that defiantly knows what he is doing. He had me feeling immediate relief following my car crash. The atmosphere in his office is very friendly and it has me looking forward to my appointments. His staff is very helpful and they always greet their patients with a smile. I definitely recommend them to all of my coworkers. 😉
I appreciate all the work Absolute Life Wellness Center has done for me. Being injured in a car accident I didn’t think I would get much relief from my aches and pains from just visiting a chiropractor. Dr. King has been so helpful and attentive to what I am feeling. I couldn’t thank him enough. His staff is always so kind and friendly as well. These two are awesome to work with! I definitely recommend!
I have never been to a chiropractor before so I was a bit hesitant, but now I am extremely happy that I went. The doctor ordered x-rays on my first visit before he did any treatment so he knew exactly what was going on. On my second visit the doctor went over my x-rays and explained to me what was wrong and how he could help. He offered me a treatment plan to help my injuries. I’m looking forward to my future sessions with Dr. Shaddock and his staff!!!
I recently got into a car accident and was referred to Absolute life wellness center due to the excruciating pain in my neck and back. The staff was very friendly and Dr. Fluitt was patient and extremely helpful thought my whole care. He made me feel so much better and made sure my health was top priority. The staff was amazing they communicated with the hospitals and attorneys to get all my records together making the process stress free.
The staff is amazing! A couple months ago I got in my first ever accident and was super overwhelmed with all the doctor appointments and having to get an attorney. The staff was super sweet and walked me through paperwork and treatment, always making sure I was comfortable as this was a new experience for me. Dr. Fluitt was very kind and made sure I always understood what was going on. I couldn't be more thankful to absolute life wellness center for their professionalism and hospitality.
My husband and I recently got into a car accident. We were then referred to Absolute Life Wellness Center. I had severe neck pain as well as back pain. Not to mention I’m also pregnant; I wanted to make sure they were going to help me even under the circumstances. Dr. King has been wonderful to work with. I always look forward to getting my adjustment. I feel a complete difference! My visits are always pleasant; the front desk is always smiling and always so attentive to any of my needs. I would recommend this place to any of my friends.
In cases of car accidents, no injury should be taken lightly. Neck pain, back pain, and limb injuries can be nagging and can feel worse over long periods of time if not treated properly. Dr. Daniel Shaddock of Absolute Life Wellness Center is an experienced Austin chiropractor who can help you begin the recovery process if you’ve been injured in a car accident.