Auto accidents are an unfortunate occurrence that can strike us at any time. The resultant force of the acceleration and deceleration process that results from an auto accident travels through our body creating various trauma.
These forces can rip and tear soft tissue structures such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, and even spinal discs.
The most common injury is known as the Whip Lash injury which is caused by a rapid forward and backward movement of the head causing nerve injury in the neck and upper back. This also leads to a sprain and strain injury of the muscle and ligaments which surround the spine. Whip lash injuries are most commonly caused by rear impact auto accidents.
Lower back pain is another common injury due to auto accidents. This is usually caused by a slipped or bulging disc which compresses the spinal nerves. In addition, the paraspinal muscle of the lumbar spine can also be injured also causing a sprain strain injury which can lead to chronic pain if not immediately treated.
Other common sprain or strain injuries caused by auto accidents are shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hip pain, knee pain, and ankle pain.
At Spine & Joint Chiropractic Rehab Clinic, we specialize in treating the physical pains caused by auto accidents. Contact us at +971-52-799-5925 or +971-4-566-5763.
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