Auto Accident Injury

Types of Auto Accident Injuries Treated by Schlenker Chiropractic

We know that a car crash can happen at any time. When a motor vehicle collision does occur, it is important for everyone to be prepared. This starts by understanding the wide variety of injuries that someone might suffer. Even though auto accidents can range in their severity from the smallest of fender benders to the largest of multi-car pileups, they can all lead to a serious injury. The team from Schlenker Chiropractic is here to help everyone in the Gladstone area understand the numerous types of car crash injuries that someone might suffer.


An Overview of Common Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries

If someone has been involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA), there are several common injuries that he or she might sustain. At Schlenker Chiropractic we are prepared to assess and manage any traumatic injury. Some of the injuries that we regularly take care of include:

Low Back Pain: This is one of the most common injuries that we see. This low back pain might have developed due to a herniated disc, a paraspinal muscle sprain, or even a fracture. We will leave no stone unturned as we try to help you recover from your injury.

Whiplash: This is the common name given to a cervical(neck) spinal ligament sprain. This happens from the changes in momentum that cause someone's neck to snap back and forth or side-to-side quickly. This can be a painful injury; however, our treatment team knows how to help someone recover from whiplash. We will restore your neck's strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

Headaches:  Headaches are common following a motor vehicle accident. These can develop from stress following the injury, a direct blow to the head itself, or even from muscle tightness between the neck and scalp. We will help all of our patients figure out the cause of their headaches. Then, we will provide a well-rounded treatment plan that will help them recover.

Concussions:  Concussions are very common associated with motor vehicle accidents.  Not all concussions include “Loss of Consciousness (LOC)”.  Concussions can make daily life difficult and uncomfortable.  Many patients present with only mild symptoms such as: headache, dizziness, trouble concentrating, fatigue, sensitivity to light/sound, etc.  Severity can vary and mild concussions are sometimes missed. At Schlenker Chiropractic all motor vehicle injury patients are screened for concussion. 

Extremities:  Extremity (arm and leg) injuries are common following motor vehicle accidents.  Many patient’s overlook extremity injuries because of the severe pain in the neck and back.  Extremity injuries we see include: foot, ankle, calve, knee, hip, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.  Dr. Schlenker’s extensive Sports Medicine training has prepared him for any traumatic extremity injury that may present. 

Call the Team at Schlenker Chiropractic Today

If someone has suffered a serious auto accident injury, it is important to seek medical care as quickly as possible. The team from Schlenker Chiropractic works hard to stay up to date on the latest treatment options in the field. We make sure that we know about all of the treatment options we can provide to our patients. To learn more about our services, please call us today to make an appointment. We are here to serve the local citizens of the Gladstone area. You can call us at 503-908-0582 to schedule an appointment today!

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