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Headache and Car Crashes

We manage many car accident cases in in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is headache. What causes headache after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help?

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's triggered by an auto collision, though, typically starts as tension or strain in the muscles of the neck. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in inflammation and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another common cause of headache after a crash that we see in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate 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 prevent the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Your chiropractor will help reduce the irritation and strain in your neck, which will help alleviate the headache pain.

Clinica Real has been helping patients in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ since 1986, so we know what you're living with. We're here to help you, too. Clinica Real will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (602) 222-9595 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Auto Injury

If you are suffering from thoracic outlet syndrome after an auto collision, you're not alone. Clinica Real sees this type of condition frequently in our Phoenix, Mesa, AZ office. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common problem after an auto injury? How can your chiropractor help you recover?

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These nerves and blood vessels don't have a lot of space, so they pass under and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a crash, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become inflamed and tender, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts movement and puts pressure on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Phoenix, Mesa, AZ Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Clinica Real will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

You don't have to suffer from thoracic outlet syndrome. Clinica Real is conveniently located in Phoenix, Mesa, AZ to help you recover, whether you've been in a car crash or not. Clinica Real will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (602) 222-9595 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Back Pain and Car Crashes

We manage many car accident cases in in our Phoenix, Mesa office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is back pain. Chiropractic care is an effective way to treat back pain. Let's look at how back pain is caused by a crash and how Clinica Real can help you.

During a rear-end auto collision, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your spinal column, the seat can put uneven force on your lower 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 right away. Fortunately, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Clinica Real has been helping patients in Phoenix, Mesa since 1986, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (602) 222-9595 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

Many people report back pain after a car crash.
 

Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

We manage many auto injury cases in in our Phoenix, Mesa office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Your chiropractor can be very helpful for shoulder pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes shoulder pain and why chiropractic works.

There are at least two different ways that you can develop shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by referred pain from the neck.

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

More commonly, Clinica Real finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the injury. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated many types of shoulder pain in our Phoenix, Mesa office. This approach involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural mobility and home exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from shoulder pain, Clinica Real is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment approach. Give our office a call today at (602) 222-9595 to make an appointment.