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What Are Auto Accident Injuries?
Auto accidents are a common occurrence in the United States, often leading to severe physical and neurological issues. The severity of auto accident injuries varies greatly depending on the circumstances of the accident. Full-blown collisions tend to have the worst effects, causing broken bones, head trauma, and other serious physical injuries. However, even minor accidents can result in chronic pain and long-term mobility disorders.
Signs and Symptoms of Auto Accident Injuries
The symptoms of auto accident injuries can be obvious or subtle depending on the nature and severity of the auto accident in question. Some of the most common symptoms following an auto accident injury are pain and/or stiffness in the neck and back, frequent migraines or cluster headaches, visual or auditory disturbances, numbness, nausea, insomnia, and concentration issues.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Effects Auto Accident Injuries
The upper cervical spine is the most mobile region of the spinal column. During an auto accident, the upper cervical spine is subjected to extreme whiplash, often leading to misalignment in the cervical vertebrae. Left untreated, vertebral misalignments in the upper cervical spine can exacerbate and prolong the initial symptoms of auto accident injuries, causing everything from post-concussion syndrome to stiff neck.
As time goes on, inflammation and muscle strain due to upper cervical misalignments can drive the development of a whole host of issues, including sciatica, tinnitus, vertigo, TMJ, and nerve disorders.
How Our Treatment for Auto Accident Injuries Works
Our treatment for auto accident injuries focuses on identifying and correcting misalignments in the upper cervical spine that are impeding the body’s natural healing processes. This treatment begins with a consultation with our expert chiropractor, Dr. Hoefer. At this point, our team will analyze your spinal column, using digital X-rays and cone-beam computed tomography scans, to pinpoint the precise angle and location of any misalignments in the upper cervical spine.
If a misalignment is detected, Dr. Hoefer will treat the affected vertebra by performing a series of gentle, non-invasive chiropractic adjustments. Once your upper cervical spine has been restored to its natural alignment, we will monitor your condition and perform additional corrections if auto accident symptoms persist.
If you’re experiencing persistent physical or neurological issues following an auto accident, we can help! Dr. Hoefer services patients in Orange County, including Anaheim, Rancho Santa Margarita, Dana Point, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana.