Car Injuries

Car Accidents

San Mateo car accident Chiropractor, Dr. Meg Spicer, specializes in auto accident injuries. If you have been recently involved in a car accident, Dr. Spicer will provide you with a comprehensive examination to assess the damage to your body.

Some car accident injuries are easy to identify, but other injuries may be less apparent. Many people sustain injuries after getting in a car accident but don’t seek medical care, as they feel the pain is minor and will go away on its own. Unfortunately, people can have injuries that don’t resolve with time leading to further complications later in life. Some of the most common car accident injuries that can be treated with chiropractic care include whiplash, damaged muscles and ligaments, and back pain.

Whiplash-type injuries are caused by the sudden forceful movement of the neck in any direction with a sudden recoil in the opposite direction. Such injuries can cause varying degrees of damage to the ligaments, joints, muscles, discs, and create symptoms that travel up to the head or down to the fingertips. Dr. Spicer has specific training and experience to adjust the spine to realign joints and strengthen weakened structures from trauma.

The impact from a collision can also cause mid-back and low back muscle sprains, and sometimes more serious back injuries. The force from the accident can cause damage to the disc or bones. Some people feel pain immediately following the accident, and others have a delayed response, as it can take time for the inflammatory reaction to intensify. Dr. Spicer can adjust the spine, taking pressure off of the joints and nerve to reduce the inflammation and restore motion, which helps to reduce the pain.

If you are looking for a car accident chiropractor, contact Dr. Spicer. She will evaluate your condition and create a treatment plan to help your body heal so you won’t have recurring pain from the injury in the future.