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Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are a leading cause of head, neck, and back injuries. Darren Bell, DC, of Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain, in Hamburg, New York, provides patients of all ages with natural, long-term pain relief for many injuries sustained in an auto accident. Symptoms of whiplash, neck pain and chronic headaches sometimes don’t appear right away, so it’s important to seek treatment to prevent future complications. Dr. Bell takes a comprehensive approach to treating your family after an auto accident. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule online to get the help you need.

Auto Accidents Q & A

What are some common auto accident injuries?

If you experience injuries that aren’t life-threatening as a result of a car accident, the injuries may still become chronic if you don’t seek treatment. Don’t ignore any of the following common auto accident injuries:

  • Concussions
  • Torn ligaments
  • Herniated spinal discs
  • Whiplash
  • Sprains and strains
  • Bone fractures

Sore muscles, limited range of motion, and a stiff neck could be signs that you suffered a minor injury. Headaches, shoulder pain, and back pain are also common after a car accident. Seek comprehensive, natural treatment at Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain before these symptoms become chronic further down the road. 

How do I know if I have whiplash?

Whiplash frequently occurs after an auto accident in which your vehicle was hit from behind. Even a small amount of force can jerk your head and neck forward and backward at a rapid speed. If this happens, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Stiff neck
  • Sore muscles in your neck and shoulders
  • Headaches 
  • Limited range of motion in your neck
  • Pain when you try to turn your head
  • Pain or tingling down your arm

You might also feel pain anywhere in your spine from your neck to your lower back. If you suspect you have whiplash, it’s a good idea to make an appointment so Dr. Bell can evaluate your symptoms and identify the underlying source. 

How does a chiropractor treat injuries after an auto accident?

Before creating a customized treatment plan to relieve your symptoms, Dr. Bell conducts a thorough examination of your spine, muscles, and ligaments in the areas you are having pain or have lost range of motion. Rather than prescribing pain medications, Dr. Bell uses a variety of manual chiropractic techniques and therapies that return your spine to its proper position. These treatments often provide natural pain relief for areas of your upper and lower back, neck, shoulders, and other joints. 

Dr. Bell is skilled in a variety of chiropractic adjustment techniques that offer effective, long-term relief. Therapies he may prescribe, include:

  • Diversified chiropractic technique
  • Thompson chiropractic technique
  • Sacro-occipital technique (SOT)
  • Thor® Class 3B laser treatments
  • Spinal decompression
  • Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) testing
  • Electrotherapy
  • Advanced instrumentation adjustments

Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain is a state-of-the-art facility using the latest diagnostic equipment and treatment modalities so you can recover after an accident. Call today to book an appointment or schedule online.