Car Accidents and Resulting Nerve Damage
You have been involved in a car accident but do not yet fully realize the extent of your injuries. It may take several days before adrenaline begins to wear off to understand what injuries may have been sustained. For some, you may feel only tingling or numbness. For others, there is intense and radiating pain. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, consider scheduling a consultation with a chiropractor soon. You could have nerve damage as a direct result of the wreck!
Definition of a Pinched Nerve
The body uses nerves to send signals throughout the body. Nerves that have pressure exerted on them are called “pinched nerves.” These nerves can be pinched in such a way that further damage to the nerve is caused. It is possible to experience a pinched nerve in the neck or back.
Common Symptoms of Nerve Damage
Depending on the accident’s severity, any of the following symptoms can be experienced (and are common) following a car accident. Any of these could be a sign of nerve damage:
- Decreased sensation in some regions of the body
- Involuntary twitching of muscles
- Sharp pains in the extremities
- Feelings of weakness or muscle pains
- Feeling like certain parts of the body are tingling
Chiropractic Care for Nerve Damage
Using techniques such as manipulation, adjustment, and spinal decompression, a chiropractor will use manual therapy to adjust the alignment of body tissues. So long as a nerve is pinched or compressed, symptoms of pain and numbness will continue. However, a Chiropractor will target specific areas where nerves have been damaged. The goal of chiropractic work is to relieve or eliminate pressure on the nerve. It may take a couple of appointments, but most experience a change for the better.
Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injuries in South Florida
If you have nerve damage from an auto accident, consider scheduling a consultation with a Chiropractor like Dr. Keren Gomez. As your South Florida Chiropractor, we offer car accident care and the treatment of injuries such as whiplash and back and neck pain. We specialize in alleviating pain and further damage to the body, no matter the injury. Contact Dr. Gomez at (305) 761-6528 or use the online appointment scheduler to book an evaluation. We look forward to helping you break free from your debilitating pain after an auto accident.