Truck accidents can leave you seriously injured. After the crash, you can develop complications and chronic pain that can extend the impact of the crash on your life beyond your initial injuries.
At Dominguez Chiropractic, we understand that you need care for your whole self after a traumatic accident. We want to help you manage and treat your pain from back and neck injuries after you are hit by a truck.
If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, a chiropractor from Dominguez Chiropractic is here for you.
Types of Injuries from Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can result in some of the most devastating collisions on the roads. You could be facing back injuries, neck injuries, and other serious pain.
Back injuries from truck accidents can be severe; they can range from pulled muscles that resolve in a matter of days to permanent nerve damage or disability. No matter what kind of injuries you suffered to your back, we will design a custom treatment plan to address your condition and help you manage your pain.
According to Cedars-Sinai, some common back injuries caused by truck accidents are as follows:
- Sprains: These are injuries to the ligaments that bind your bones together at the joints. When these ligaments tear or stretch, it can cause pain, inflammation, and limit your mobility in the injured area.
- Strains: Unlike sprains, which occur in the ligaments, strains occur when a muscle is stretched or torn. Muscle strains can cause pain, inflammation, muscle spasms, bruising, swelling, stiffness, and weakness in the injured muscle.
- Herniated Disc: Herniated discs are parts of the spine that push out of their proper place, putting pressure on the spinal column. This causes pain that can radiate throughout the body. If you have a herniated disc, you may notice numbness and tingling in your extremities.
- Fractured Vertebrae: Fractures to your vertebrae can potentially damage the surrounding nerves and spinal cord. These painful injuries can cause lasting damage and can require rest and further treatment.
Neck injuries are common in car accidents, including truck accidents. When your vehicle is struck, the impact can cause your head to whip back and forth rapidly, leading to whiplash. You may also twist your neck in ways that cause sprains and muscle strains.
Treatment for Injuries from Truck Accidents
At Dominguez Chiropractic, we offer a variety of services to address your back injuries and chronic pain. When you visit, Dr. Barbara Dominguez will see you personally, and together with our team, will design your treatment plan. You do not need a police report and you do not need to have chosen a lawyer in order to get started with your treatment.
Here are some of the treatments a Lawrenceville truck accident chiropractor may include in your plan to help you live with less pain after your injuries.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a chiropractic adjustment is a treatment where force is applied suddenly to a spinal joint. A chiropractor uses their hands or chiropractic instruments to apply this pressure to specific parts of the body.
Adjustments can help improve the spine’s range of motion and improve your overall mobility. It can also relieve pain in the back and neck. Headache sufferers may also find relief through a chiropractic adjustment.
Spinal Decompression Therapy
Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive way to stretch the spine. It can relieve back and neck pain.
A form of spinal decompression therapy known as spinal traction can be used to treat conditions such as sciatica, herniated discs, and more, according to Healthline. This is accomplished by either manual traction (using the hands) or mechanical traction (using specialized devices) to stretch and align the spine. After decompression therapy, you may find yourself moving more easily and with less discomfort.
Therapeutic massage can target strained and tense muscles caused by truck accidents. Soft tissue massage can help relieve your pain and improve your mobility. We may also perform and recommend therapeutic stretches and exercises.
Medical Doctors on-Site
Our on-site medical doctors are able to see you when you visit our injury care center, even on same-day appointments. We can diagnose your injuries and prescribe medication where needed. We can also refer you to a specialist if necessary.
Medical Conditions Affecting Chiropractic Services
Before moving forward with any kind of chiropractic treatment, we will ask you about any pre-existing back, neck, bone, and spine abnormalities you may have, as well as your history of certain conditions. These can include osteoporosis, spinal cancer, tingling and numbness in the extremities, and stroke.
While these conditions do not necessarily mean that you cannot benefit from our services, they may affect how we design your treatment plan in order to ensure your safety as we seek to relieve your pain. Call Dominguez Chiropractic to learn more about how we can help you at (404) 800-3000.
Dominguez Chiropractic Is Your One-Stop Auto Injury Center
In addition to the chiropractic and medical services we offer, we also can help you with your insurance claims, transportation, and car repairs. We can even recommend a personal injury attorney to help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering after a truck accident leaves you injured.
To learn more about how a Lawrenceville truck accident chiropractor from a Dominguez Chiropractic One-Stop Auto Injury Center can help you manage your pain and improve your life, call us today at (404) 800-3000.