Auto Accident & Injury

Vitality Medical Center -  - Physical Medicine

Vitality Medical Center: Regenerative Medicine & Physical Medicine located in Tustin, CA

Physical Medicine & Medical Center located in Tustin, CA

Regardless of the seriousness of an auto accident, or the level of pain and dysfunction, it is very important to get checked out immediately, as some symptoms may not show up right away. If you suspect you have an injury following an automobile accident to prevent long-term complications and dysfunction, and if you live in the orange county area, consult with Dr. Laila Nayab-Murshidi and the team of providers at Vitality Medical Center in Tustin, California by calling the office or booking an appointment online as soon as possible.

Auto Accident & Injury Q & A

What types of auto accident injuries can a chiropractor address?

Even a minor fender bender can cause an injury. If you’re in an auto accident, visit the team at Vitality Medical Center to get assessed for:

  • Whiplash
  • Herniated discs
  • Soft-tissue injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Displaced bone fragments in the spine
  • Misalignments of the vertebrae

You may not even notice these injuries at first, but if you live with them for weeks or months after your accident, they might start to cause pain and dysfunction.

What are the symptoms of auto accident injuries?

Targeted areas of pain are the obvious indication that you experienced an injury following an auto accident. However, other more subtle signs that you may have a lingering injury include:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Overall body stiffness
  • Neck pain or reduced range of motion
  • Chest pain and back pain

What is whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when your neck is suddenly thrust forward and back, injuring the soft tissue that supports the cervical spine.

Usually, this tissue can brace your neck, but when the movement happens too quickly and forcibly, as in a car wreck, it may cause micro tears that lead to long-term pain and limited range of motion.

How does a chiropractor treat auto accident injuries?

Following a comprehensive physical exam with special attention given to your body's function and spinal alignment, the skilled providers at Vitality Medical Center provide spinal adjustments to help put your body back into balance and alignment, as well as offer soft tissue therapy to reduce inflammation and spasm, so to bring you back to pre-injury status, if not better.

They may also offer soft tissue therapy and spinal decompression to relieve pressure on tight muscles and compressed discs.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care following an auto accident?

In many cases, a car accident may cause you to develop chronic issues due to micro tears in soft tissue or misalignments of the vertebrae. These might occur during even seemingly minor impacts.

Chiropractic care may reduce pain and inflammation and relieve pressure on your nerves following an accident as well.

If you’ve experienced a car accident, make sure you’re not injured. Call the office in Tustin, California, or book an appointment online to have a full workup with the team of providers at Vitality Medical Center to prevent any long-term issues from arising.