For most Americans, we experience some kind of Auto Accident sometime or another in
our lifetime. Hopefully, it isn’t something serious and it can be managed without expensive
medical care. However, for many people, even small injuries can become long-term problems
that create havoc on a person’s overall health. What may have been a mild fender bender could
have resulted in some long-term neck pain or back pain. Then there are more serious accidents
that create hurdles along the road to a full recovery. Whatever the level or the accident,
Georgetown Medical is ready to meet your needs. We’ve been serving the Atlanta area for a long
time and have seen thousands of auto accident patients. Here are a few of the most common
injuries we see when treating auto accident patients:
1) Neck Pain/Whiplash
One of the most common and frustrating auto accident injuries is trauma to the muscles and discs
in the neck. This can happen in just about every type of auto accident, but it is most common in
accidents involving the individual being hit from behind. The weight of the head causes a
pendulum motion when significant momentum is involved, created undue stress of the muscles.
This can result in intense pain for days, weeks, or even months. Leaving untreated could result in
the need for surgical treatment. Often, if you experience whiplash or neck pain, you may be
eligible for an injury claim settlement.
2) Back Pain
Similar to neck pain or whiplash, back pain can occur when significant momentum contorts to
spine or muscles in the back in a way that causes strain and injury. It can affect the individual’s
range of motion, functionality at work and home, and overall health. If the accident is serious
enough, the pain can be the result of injury to the spinal discs, which can require surgical
treatment if left untreated.
3) Chest Injury
During an accident, often times the driver can be lunged forward into the steering wheel, causing
scrapes, burns, or sometimes rib injuries. While ribs heal, often chiropractic care is needed to
help the muscles in the core to stay healthy and tension-free. If you go through the healing
process without taking care of your spine and the muscles around it, you may experience trigger
points of tension which can be just as painful as a broken rib.