If you experience an auto accident injury, it’s important to visit a primary care provider, even if you feel okay. At Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness, chiropractor Vinay Panchal, DC, regularly works with people of all ages to relieve uncomfortable symptoms triggered by auto accident injuries. To make an appointment at the practice in Omaha, Nebraska, call the office today or book online.

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What is an auto accident injury?

An auto accident injury occurs due to a car crash. You don’t have to be involved in a head-on collision to experience an injury. Even minor fender benders can result in aches, pains, and general discomfort.  

Most accident-related injuries respond to at-home treatments, like ice, rest, and over-the-counter pain medication. Even so, it’s important to visit Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness if you’re in a car crash. 

An in-office exam with Dr. Panchal can pinpoint potentially serious issues and make recommendations to encourage your body’s healing process.

What are some common auto accident injuries?

At Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness, Dr. Panchal treats various auto accident injuries, including:

  • Mild concussions 
  • Spinal misalignments
  • Back injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Strains and sprains

You might also benefit from chiropractic care if you experience a fracture or a dislocated joint.

How is an auto accident injury diagnosed?

To diagnose an auto accident injury, Dr. Panchal asks about your symptoms and the accident itself. Try to provide him with as much information as possible, including the speed you were going, if you were wearing a seatbelt, and whether the crash was head-on or from behind.

Next, Dr. Panchal has you perform a series of range of motion exercises. These activities help him assess your strength and flexibility. Then, he conducts a comprehensive physical exam, focusing on areas of your body that hurt. 

If an exam and questionnaire aren’t enough to make a diagnosis, Dr. Panchal might order digital X-rays. X-rays capture detailed photos of your bones and joints, making it easy for him to diagnose fractures or other potentially serious issues.  

How is an auto accident injury treated?

At Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness, Dr. Panchal treats auto accident injuries using conservative, holistic means. He might recommend:

  • Flexion-distraction 
  • Active and passive stretching
  • Soft tissue manipulation of the neck to ease tension
  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Lumbar roll
  • Active release technique® (ART)
  • Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization® (DNS)

Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to ease your symptoms and encourage your body’s healing process.

To receive treatment for an auto accident injury, make an appointment at Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness by calling the office today or clicking the online booking feature.