Accident Injury

Tier Wellness

Chiropractic & Wellness Center located in Long Beach, CA

In one year, hospitals across the United States treated 30.8 million people for accident injuries. These injuries often lead to ongoing spine and musculoskeletal problems that can be effectively treated by Adam Sandahl, DC, CCEP, at Tier Wellness Center. Customized chiropractic care helps relieve your pain and get you back to your favorite activities. It’s important to get immediate care for an accident injury, so call the office in Long Beach, California, or book an appointment online.

Accident Injury Q & A

What is the difference between accidental injury and personal injury?

Accidental injury refers to any physical injury caused by an external accident. The most common sources of accidental injury are auto accidents, falls, and motorcycle accidents.

Personal injury has a broader definition. It includes physical harm, as well as injury to your mind or emotions. For example, if you fall on a banana peel in the local grocery, personal injury covers your broken wrist and emotional injury sustained because you were humiliated by falling in public.

Some of the most frequently sustained injuries are:

  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spine injury
  • Broken arm, hand, or wrist
  • Contusions and lacerations
  • Crush injuries (hip, leg, and foot fractures)

When you suffer an accidental or personal injury, it’s important to get an immediate evaluation, even if you feel fine right after the injury. In some cases, such as whiplash and traumatic brain injury, your symptoms may not appear for a few days.

Waiting for symptoms before seeking help only delays treatment that could prevent serious problems.

What are the signs of whiplash?

Whiplash is the most common injury suffered during auto accidents. You develop a whiplash when your head suddenly jerks forward, then back, which can severely strain muscles and tendons in your neck and misalign your spine.

Although symptoms usually occur within 24 hours, you may not notice signs of a whiplash injury for a few days. Whiplash symptoms include:

  • Pain and stiffness
  • Restricted neck movement
  • Pain that worsens with neck movement
  • Pain in your shoulder, arms, or upper back
  • Tingling or numbness down your arms
  • A headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

In severe cases, you may have a hard time concentrating or have trouble with your memory.

How can chiropractic care help?

Dr. Sandahl is an expert in many types of chiropractic therapies to treat accidental injuries. Chiropractic treatments effectively reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and improve your range of motion.

These are a few examples of therapies used to treat accident injuries:

  • Spine manipulation
  • Gentle neck manipulation
  • Manual stretching and traction
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Physical therapy
  • Functional rehabilitation

Dr. Sandahl also pairs chiropractic techniques with innovative treatments such as the infrared sauna, which can help treat muscle soreness and promote healing.

After suffering an accidental injury, you can rely on the experienced and comprehensive care at Tier Wellness Center. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature.