Auto Accident FAQs

Mi Spine Management Clinic Can Help You Recover after an Auto Accident

Recovering from an auto accident can be a long and difficult process. At Mi Spine Management Clinic located in Dearborn Heights and Allen Park, we can help you recover after a car accident and provide the care you need. The following are some of the most FAQs you may have after an auto accident.

Auto Accident FAQs

What Are Some Symptoms I Might Experience?

Besides broken bones or lacerations, the following are a few of the physical symptoms you may experience after being involved in an automobile accident.

  • Headaches
  • Muscles Stiffness and Pain
  • Limited Mobility and Range of Motion
  • Painful Joints
  • Difficulty Sleeping

It's important to note that some symptoms may not occur until several days after an accident. This is why it's important to receive a thorough examination whether you're experiencing any pain or not.

What Are the Most Common Injuries?

The following are a few of the most basic injuries individuals often have after an auto accident.

  • Herniated Disc - When the soft center of a disc pushes through a crack in the disc. This can irritate nearby nerves, causing pain.
  • Concussion - This is a brain injury caused by a bump, jolt, or sudden blow to the head. Even mild concussions can be serious.
  • Whiplash - This happens when the head moves back and forth rapidly, damaging the ligaments in the neck. 

How Do I Know if I Have Whiplash?

Symptoms of whiplash often include nick stiffness and pain. Other symptoms might include loss of range of motion, headaches, and dizziness. You may even experience tenderness or tingling in your arms or upper back.

What Does It Mean if My Legs Hurt?

Your back may get bumped during the accident, but later you feel pain in your legs. A sudden jolt to your spine may cause a disc to herniate and result in leg pain, tingling, or numbness. This pressure against the sciatic nerve is called sciatica.

Do I Need to See a Chiropractor?

A hospital will likely prescribe painkillers to treat the symptoms related to your injury. A chiropractor can locate the source of pain and put together a personal treatment plan to address the underlying cause of pain and effectively treat your injuries.

What Can a Chiropractor Do?

At Mi Spine Management Clinic, we will conduct a thorough examination and put together a specific treatment plan that addresses your personal needs. We can provide natural and effective treatment for a variety of injuries including whiplash, headaches, and back pain. We offer chiropractic care, corrective exercises, and nutritional counseling. Call Mi Spine Management Clinic at either Dearborn Heights or Allen Park for more information.