Most Common Personal Injuries

When you wake up each morning, the last thing on your mind is dealing with a serious injury later in the day. Unfortunately, this happens to thousands of people on a daily basis. Whether it's a car crash, an injury at their job, or slipping while shopping at their favorite store, the result can be an injury that produces extreme pain and discomfort.  
However, this does not mean surgery or painkillers is the solution. Instead, chiropractic treatment may be effective in helping you. If you're wondering which injuries can be helped through chiropractic care, here are some of the most common.


Almost always as the result of a car crash, whiplash is an injury that occurs when your head and neck experience a rapid and unnatural back and forth motion due to a sudden impact. However, while it's your head and neck that may actually be moving back and forth, the pain that results from whiplash can extend to your back, shoulders, hips, legs, and arms.  

When whiplash happens, the result is a spinal misalignment and muscle tears that produce constant pain if left untreated. By working with a chiropractor, you can receive x-rays that pinpoint your problem areas. Once this is done, various manipulation techniques and other related treatment methods may be used to correct the problem.

Back Pain


Unfortunately, back pain can result from many different types of situations. These can include slipping and falling, an auto accident, or simply bending over to pick up a child, pet, or package that was delivered to your home. Whatever the case may be, it could ultimately result in a herniated disc, meaning it has slipped out of alignment.

When this happens, the disc presses on spinal nerves, causing pain, muscle weakness, and tingling or numbing sensations in the extremities.  Needless to say, having a sore back instantly makes even the slightest moves difficult and painful. If a chiropractor determines they can be of help, common treatment methods may include spinal depression and pelvic blocking, both of which allow for stretching and manipulation, easing pain and discomfort.

Muscle Pain and Soreness

Whether you are young or old, muscle pain and soreness sometimes come with the territory, especially if you are an athlete or have a physically-demanding job. When your muscles are sore, this often means inflammation is present. When it is, nerves become irritated and send pain signals to your brain. Also, you usually experience muscle weakness and limited mobility, most often due to overstretching or tearing of muscles or tendons. Depending on the extent of your injury, failing to get proper treatment can lead to chronic pain and a loss of motion, mobility, and strength. To solve this problem, chiropractors may use spinal adjustments to relieve pressure on irritated nerves. They may also stimulate the production of cytokines and neuropeptides, both of which help reduce inflammation.

How Do Most Personal Injuries Occur?


The longer a chiropractor is in practice, the more types of injuries they see that happen due to a variety of circumstances. For example, when patients have whiplash, these are usually caused by being involved in an auto accident. However, they can also occur with athletes who play contact sports, especially football, hockey, and soccer.  

Other patients may need the services of a chiropractor after they have experienced falling from a ladder, perhaps after trying to hang a string of Christmas lights. For some patients, falling only a few feet to the ground after slipping on a puddle or patch of ice is all it takes to create a herniated disc or another similar injury.

As more people ride bikes for recreation and to commute back and forth to work, many riders find themselves either being struck by motor vehicles or hitting a bump in the road and being ejected from their bikes. Pedestrians also find themselves getting injured through falls or collisions with motor vehicles, leaving them with multiple types of injuries to their back, neck, and extremities.

In reality, injuries that can benefit from chiropractic care can happen virtually anywhere at any time. Whether it's a warehouse where a worker falls from a ladder, a home where a walkway was too slick from ice, or a field where a player gets blindsided by an opponent's tackle, muscle tears and body structure misalignments can take place and lead to severe pain, lack of mobility, and many other problems.

The Three Phases of Care

Should you have an injury that can benefit from chiropractic care, your road to recovery will probably be divided up into three phases. First, your chiropractor will initiate relief care, which will be aimed at reducing your symptoms. This may include adjustments and manipulations to ease inflammation and reduce pain, as well as possibly hot or cold therapy to reduce swelling.  

The next phase will be corrective care, which will be concerned with eliminating recurrences or flare-ups of pain and other issues associated with your injury.  

Finally, phase three will be wellness care. Upon reaching this level, you and your chiropractor will set up a schedule of routine adjustments and other treatments for you every few months or so, which will help you maintain stability and be symptom-free.

A Non-Invasive Alternative

When you initially suffer injuries from a car accident or other situation that has you dealing constantly with back pain, neck pain, and issues concerning your mobility, strength, and movement, you may think there will be no alternative but to undergo surgery, take highly-potent prescription painkillers, and find yourself only hoping for the best that you will make a full recovery.  

However, by considering chiropractic care, you can have a non-invasive treatment approach to your problems that may help you recover much faster than you ever anticipated.

If you have tried other treatment methods for your injuries but are still experiencing pain and a less-than-stellar quality of daily life, explore chiropractic care.  By doing so, you can learn how various treatment options may change your life for the better.

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