Auto Injury Care

Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab

Chiropractor & Acupuncture located in Ballantyne, Charlotte, NC

In the United States, millions of people are injured in highway motor vehicle accidents each year. At Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Derek Maul, DC, and his dedicated team help patients heal and recover from auto injuries with a range of treatment methods, including injury rehabilitation, chiropractic techniques, holistic care, and acupuncture. Injuries from an auto accident can vary from mild to severe, and specialized care is imperative on your road to recovery. Call Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab today.

Auto Injury Care Q & A

What are the most common injuries requiring auto injury care?

Whiplash and back injuries are common injuries that occur during auto accidents. The severity of the injury depends on several factors, including the severity of the crash.

Immediately following an auto accident, the primary goal is to avoid internal bleeding, swelling, or bruising. The care that follows will be rehabilitative and focused on getting you back to your optimal health and functioning.

Lower back injuries and cervical neck injuries are especially common and can involve any combination of the:

  • Discs
  • Joints
  • Nerves
  • Muscles
  • Vertebrae
  • Soft tissues

When a part of the spine is impacted, this can be particularly problematic, as it can lead to complications elsewhere and cause injuries that significantly inhibit mobility in your daily life.

Whiplash often occurs from a rear-end or front-end collision. It’s the name given to an injury to the neck or cervical spine that occurs when the muscles and soft tissues are unnaturally, forcefully, and rapidly moved forward and backward beyond their limits.

This abrupt force usually results in pain, physical limitations, and in some cases, lasting damage, such as a ruptured or bulging disc.

Facial injuries can happen from the airbag, windshield, or steering wheel. That includes damage to the dental structure, the lower face, and the jaw.

After an injury, your whole body is typically affected, and you might feel under the weather as your body recovers and battles inflammation.

What are the psychological consequences of auto accidents?

For most people, there are also psychological consequences that result from an auto accident. Many people develop:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic stress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • A fear of automobiles and driving

The emotional stress can negatively impact many aspects of life, including overall health and wellness, social relationships, and career.

The providers at Charlotte Chiropractic and rehab often recommend stress relief, relaxation, and meditation techniques to help put you at ease. As you recover, you’ll likely start to feel better, both emotionally and physically.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care for healing an auto injury?

Chiropractic care is diverse and involves treating your body as a whole. Methods like sacral occipital technique, spinal decompression, and cranial-sacral therapy can be used to help patients heal and feel better, sooner than they would otherwise.

Chiropractic care helps to restore mobility and functioning and enhance your strength after sustaining an auto injury. The team at Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab often combines chiropractic care with injury rehabilitation, acupuncture, and other holistic healing methods. 

To learn more about how the team at Charlotte Chiropractic and Rehab can help you recover from an auto injury, call the office.