Soft Tissue Injury from Car Accident

Soft tissue injuries are very common in car accidents.  Chiropractors can treat soft tissue injuries after a car accident.  The impact of the accident has a direct effect on the muscles and ligaments in the body.

Whiplash is a type of soft tissue injury.  This is the result of a whipping motion of the neck. Whiplash can leave the injured person with neck pain.  Headaches are also a common complaint with someone who has whiplash. The tissue around the neck is inflamed and range of motion is decreased. Chiropractors help relieve neck pain and increase mobility back into the injured area.

Your mid back and low back can also be affected. Chiropractors use different therapies and techniques to help heal the area.  These techniques help improve range of motion and decrease pain.

Knee injuries are also a type of soft tissue injury.  During an accident, the knee can be forced forward into the dashboard creating pain.  Again, the tissue around the joint becomes inflamed, which can cause pain.  Chiropractic care can also help relieve knee pain while improving range of motion.

When left untreated, scar tissue can form. The muscles affected become prone to being re-injured.  This is why it’s so important to be seen by a chiropractor. Don’t delay seeking treatment.  Your Charlotte chiropractor can examine you to determine whether you have a soft tissue injury from the car accident. They will then develop a treatment care plan to help relieve your pain.