Auto Injuries

Los Altos Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic Clinics & Acupuncture Specialist located in Los Altos, CA

Whiplash, which is one of the most common auto injuries, affects up to 85% of people as long as five years after their accident. Because whiplash and other types of auto injuries are known for causing ongoing pain issues, contact Taylor Moore, DC, at Los Altos Family Chiropractic in California for an examination. You can book an appointment online, or you can call to schedule your automobile accident evaluation over the phone.

Auto Injuries Q & A

Which injuries occur during an automobile accident?

Vehicular accidents cause tremendous stress on your body, even if you just had a minor fender bender. To make matters worse, the soft tissue injuries that occur after a car accident may not surface until hours or even days later, so you may be unaware as to how injured you really are.

One of the most common types of auto injuries is whiplash, a neck injury that occurs when your head bounces back and forth with swift motions at the time of impact. This can lead to serious strains and tears of delicate muscles and connective tissues. Automobile accidents can also lead to:

  • Back pain
  • Hip or leg pain
  • Frequent headaches
  • Shoulder pain or stiffness
  • Nerve damage, which can lead to numbness in your extremities

Even if you think you’re okay after a car accident, prompt medical attention is necessary and highly recommended. The team at Los Altos Family Chiropractic is available to help you.

How does a chiropractor diagnose auto injuries?

When you come in to Los Altos Family Chiropractic for your auto injury examination, the team cares for you in a compassionate environment — they know how sore you must feel. To evaluate your injuries and determine which auto injury treatments you may need, your chiropractor:

  • Refers for imaging as needed
  • Evaluates your spine alignment
  • Observes you walk and bend
  • Checks for tender areas

It’s important to let your chiropractor know some of the details of your car accident, even though it can be hard to talk about. They need to know, for instance, if you were rear-ended or hit from the side. This information can help your chiropractor more efficiently evaluate your injuries.

Which auto injury treatments will I need?

Los Altos Family Chiropractic provides integrative, holistic wellness care for all types of auto injuries. After diagnosing you, your dedicated chiropractor designs your treatment plan. Recovering from auto injuries may require you to undergo the following types of therapies:

  • Physical therapy or rehabilitation
  • Manual chiropractic adjustments
  • Passive joint mobilization
  • Cranial sacral therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Acupuncture

Bracing may be part of your auto injury recovery plan, too. If you suffered from a whiplash injury, for example, a neck collar can stabilize the upper portion of your spine, so injured muscles and connective tissues can heal.

If you suffered from an auto injury, don’t hesitate to contact Los Altos Family Chiropractic as soon as possible. Click on the online booking tool, or call to speak with a team member.