What auto accident injuries might I experience?

High-impact collisions may cause catastrophic results, but you can develop considerable pain and long-lasting injuries after a seemingly mild accident.

Car accident injuries frequently treated at Henze Chiropractic & Wellness include:

  • Whiplash
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Leg and foot pain
  • Arm and hand pain
  • Joint dislocations and stiffness
  • Pulled muscles and ligaments
  • Difficulty walking
  • Limited movement

Dr. Henze has many years of experience and advanced chiropractic skills that help you heal and recover from injuries sustained during an auto accident.

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Can auto accident injuries have delayed symptoms?

Several common car accident injuries can have delayed symptoms. That’s why you should always seek a chiropractic evaluation immediately, even if you feel fine after your accident.

With a comprehensive whole-body evaluation, Dr. Henze can detect problems and begin early treatment, helping to prevent or minimize delayed symptoms.

The following three injuries often cause delayed symptoms:

Whiplash

Whiplash injuries damage your neck when the collision forces your head and neck into a rapid back-and-forth or side-to-side movement. Whiplash symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and neck pain may appear immediately or not take effect for several days.

Back pain

Many car accidents injure the vertebrae, discs, and muscles supporting your spine. But if your injuries aren’t severe, your pain may be delayed. This happens because your body releases endorphins and adrenaline, temporarily dulling the pain.

Concussion

You can suffer a concussion even if you don’t hit your head during the accident. Any impact that causes rapid head movement can lead to a concussion.

Concussions may be mild brain injuries, but they still bruise your brain, damage nerves, and affect brain function. Symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, memory loss, confusion, and nausea may not appear for days.

Though rest is the primary treatment for a concussion, Dr. Henze specializes in treating headaches and neck pain that persist after your concussion heals.

What treatment might I need after an auto accident?

Dr. Henze customizes your auto-injury treatment based on the type of injury. As a specialist in advanced techniques, he offers treatments ranging from several types of spinal manipulation and the Activator Method® to laser therapy and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF).

Call Henze Chiropractic & Wellness or request an appointment online today, even if you feel fine after being in an accident.