Accidents aren’t uncommon, but when they are the result of someone else’s negligence, the resulting injuries and pain can be even more frustrating. Some injuries are due to personal injury accidents, and your chiropractor may be able to take your pain away and get you on the road to recover better than you think.
What are the different types of accidents or personal injury cases?
If you are experiencing pain caused by a personal injury, relief may not be as far away as you think. Chiropractors specialize in the musculoskeletal system and are able to treat many of the injuries caused by personal injury accidents such as whiplash, spinal misalignments, and even soft tissue injuries.
Personal injuries can occur for a variety of reasons. They may be due to an accident, repetitive movement, malfunctioning products, and more. The body is quite complex, and if one area becomes injured it can result in substantial pain. Injury can affect mobility and reduce your quality of life. Let’s take a look at the types of accidents that can result in these types of injuries.
No one gets in their vehicle expecting to be injured in an accident, yet these accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injuries. Vehicle accidents may involve cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, boats, buses, rideshare and other types of public transportation, airplanes, trains, bicycles, and more. The injured person may be the driver or passenger, or even a pedestrian. These accidents can result in a wide variety of injuries including whiplash, spine and neck injuries, disc injuries, soft tissue injuries, and more.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are just one type of personal injury accident that is considered a premises liability accident. These accidents occur as a result of the negligence of a business or property owner. Examples of these accidents include tripping and breaking your ankle on your neighbor’s uneven concrete sidewalk, or falling on a wet floor if the business fails to put up a wet floor sign after the janitor has mopped.
Premises liability accidents aren’t always falls, however. They can also be due to things like a box falling from high up on a shelf and injuring a shopper or assault in a parking lot that doesn’t have adequate lighting and security, just to name a few. These types of accidents can cause many types of injuries and result in chronic back pain, neck pain, headaches, and more.
Work injuries can occur in any industry, but there are some fields that are more dangerous than others. Employees that work in construction, agriculture, and manufacturing fields are typically more at risk of injury. When accidents happen at work, the injuries can be catastrophic. However, injuries may also be those that can be treated by your chiropractor.
Product Liability Accidents
These types of accidents arise when people are injured by a defective or dangerous product, such as household goods, automobile parts, and other products. Examples of these accidents may be a car accident that occurs because part of the car malfunctioned and caused a wreck, or a child being injured by a toy with sharp edges.
How Your Chiropractor Can Help
If you suffer injuries in a personal injury accident, time is critical. Aside from the pain and other symptoms you may be experiencing, you don’t want to risk the pain becoming chronic which is why early treatment is necessary. Your chiropractor can use a variety of treatment methods such as spinal adjustment, soft tissue therapy, and more to keep your injury from developing into something chronic.
Pain and lack of mobility from a personal injury can be frustrating and life altering. The good news is that treatment from a chiropractor is typically covered as part of the medical expenses when the injury was due to a personal injury accident so you don’t have to pay anything out of your own pocket. If you’re ready to see an accident chiropractor, contact us today to get on the road to recovery.
This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for in-person advice or care from a medical professional.