Anatomy of a Car Accident Injury
When you are seated in a moving vehicle that hits either another moving vehicle or a stationary object, the forces involved can cause severe damage to your musculoskeletal system, leaving you with pain, loss of function or other debilitating problems. At Marlboro Chiropractic Health, we have extensive experience with such injuries, and our gentle, non-invasive techniques provide natural pain relief and healing. We also work with other health care providers in the event your condition would require medical intervention. We have access to Shields MRI facilities in case of disc injuries. In addition to our skilled care, we pride ourselves on our personal approach to treating patients. We focus on getting to know you and your needs. Not only will we give you individual attention by creating custom treatment plans based on your needs, but we will personally assist you with the maze of paperwork you will face. Our staff is trained in working closely with insurance companies and attorneys. Our goal is to make getting the care you need a more enjoyable process and to minimize any of the stress of dealing with insurance companies.
Considering its role as the main structural support of the human body, the spine can prove surprisingly fragile in the event of an auto accident. Its vulnerability stems from the fact that it consists of a group of vertebrae articulated by small joints called facet joints and cushioned by delicate, gelatinous discs. This structure allows for a wide range of motion but also invites the possibility of injury at several points along the spinal column.
The neck often suffers the worst damage in a car accident injury. The cervical vertebrae must support the entire weight of your head, and when a sudden collision or other jolt forces your head violently forward and back again, a condition called whiplash often results. Whiplash, characterized by spinal misalignment, bulging discs, protruded discs and strained, torn muscles, can leave you with agonizing neck pain, back pain and stiffness. Call with any questions you may have, 508-481-1133