Motorcycle accidents differ from auto accidents in many ways. Among the most significant and dangerous differences is the way in which motorcycle riders are exposed in an accident. The simple fact is that when you are a riding on a bike, there is nothing to protect you from injury.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Common Motorcycle Injuries:
Pelvic and Hip Misalignment – There are three major points in the pelvis. When you are involved in a motorcycle accident, the pelvis or hip can become misaligned, resulting in excruciating back pain. This type of chronic pain can make it difficult for you to go about your daily activities, including work. Our experienced staff can adjust pelvic and hip misalignment using gentle therapy. We can also recommend at-home exercise to restore range of motion.
Whiplash – This type of injury to the neck occurs as a result of a back-and-forth motion. It generally occurs due to a sudden stop or an impact crash. Although this form of soft tissue injury can produce a lot of pain, the good news is that prompt treatment can help you to heal fully. Our chiropractic services can alleviate symptoms such as stiffness, tingling, pain, and limited range of motion, all of which are common to whiplash injuries.
Back Injuries – The spine as well as the muscles in the spine are most vulnerable during motorcycle accidents. Injuries to the back resulting from a motorcycle accident may include slipped or herniated discs, fractures, soft tissue injuries, spinal misalignment, and more. If you suspect that you may have sustained a fracture as a result of your accident, it is imperative that you seek medical attention immediately. Our experienced staff at Douglas Chiropractic can assist with slipped or herniated discs, as well as spinal misalignments. We frequently recommend common therapies, such as chiropractic manipulative therapy, massage therapy, and hydromassage.
Delayed Symptoms Are Common to Motorcycle Accidents
It’s important to realize that just because you do not experience any symptoms right away following a motorcycle accident, this does not mean there is no damage. It’s quite common for symptoms to be delayed in this type of accident, largely due to pain being masked by a spike in adrenaline. Even if you do not experience any immediate symptoms, it’s still a good practice to be evaluated by a chiropractor following any type of accident as soon as possible.
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