Posts Tagged as: Car Crash

Headache and Car Accidents

Headache is a common problem after a car crash, and it's something that Full Motion Chiropractic sees often in our Hopkins office. Let's look at the root cause of headache after an accident and see how chiropractic can help.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car accident, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a wreck, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and soreness. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

Another frequent cause of headache after a collision that we see in our Hopkins office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that start in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is quite common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat headaches, including those brought about by auto injuries. Full Motion Chiropractic can help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

You don't have to suffer from headache. Full Motion Chiropractic is conveniently located in Hopkins to help you heal, whether you've been in a car crash or not. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (612) 655-3073 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

 

Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

If you are dealing with shoulder pain after an auto collision, you're not alone. Full Motion Chiropractic sees this type of condition frequently in our Hopkins office. The key to recovering from shoulder pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

There are at least two different ways that you can get shoulder problems after an accident: by direct injury to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.

 

Direct trauma can be caused by striking your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end crash. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain soon after the wreck.

More commonly, Full Motion Chiropractic finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a collision, but starts a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured soft tissue in your spine can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated both kinds of shoulder pain in our Hopkins, Minnetonka office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Full Motion Chiropractic is here in Hopkins, Minnetonka to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 2004 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful assessment to determine the root cause of your problem, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (612) 655-3073 to make an appointment.

 

Hopkins, MN Whiplash Treatment and Shoulder Pain

Shoulder discomfort is a condition reported by many car wreck patients, and there are two typical explanations.

The first is direct injury to the shoulder during the crash. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can tear the joint capsule. Also, if you are clenching the steering wheel tightly during a rear-end collision, your torso can lag behind the car, placing stress on your wrists and shoulders.

The second cause of shoulder pain is not as direct and can be more challenging to identify. Trauma to the neck or spine can produce stress on the nerve fibers that travel from the spine to your shoulder, arm, and hands. This can be perplexing, as the pain or numbness is sensed in one part of your body, while the problem is actually in your spine.

Chiropractic adjustments are a tried and tested, effective way to help men and women with shoulder problems, and we've been working with these types of injuries in Hopkins, MN since .

If you've been in a car crash and have symptoms of shoulder injury, Dr. Sagedahl is here to help. We can help identify the underlying cause of your pain and formulate a plan of action to help you restore your health. We have helped many people in Hopkins, MN recover from these sorts of injuries.

Call our office today at (612) 655-3073 for an appointment or for more advice.

 

Back Pain and Car Accidents

Dr. Adam Sagedahl manages many auto injury cases at Full Motion Chiropractic in Hopkins, and a widespread symptom he sees in our patients is back pain. Chiropractic can be very helpful for back pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes back pain and why chiropractic works.

During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your spinal column, the car seat can put inconsistent force on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential motion can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Let us help you recover from back pain. Dr. Sagedahl has helped many patients with the same problem, and he can probably help you, too. First, he'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning to help alleviate the pain symptoms and get you back on your feet. Give our office a call today at (612) 655-3073 to make an appointment.