common injuries after a car accident

Our Chiropractor Treats Common Auto Accident Injuries in Lincoln NE

Our Lincoln NE chiropractor treats a variety of musculoskeletal injuries in Lincoln NE after a car accident. Common car accident injuries include whiplash, herniated discs in the neck and upper and lower back, pinched or compressed nerves and extremity joint injuries.

Whiplash and Neck Pain

Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries. While your body is held in place by the seat belt, your head and neck are not restrained. When your vehicle suddenly stops due to impacting another vehicle or object, your head and neck are forcefully whipped back and forth. This causes a severe sprain and strain of your neck that can lead to neck pain and stiffness and an increase in headaches. If the injury is severe, you may also experience upper back and shoulder pain.

Back Injuries

Car accidents can cause sprains and strains in the back, herniated discs and sciatica. These injuries can cause pain and stiffness in the back. Sciatica and herniated discs can cause numbness as tingling in the lower extremities as well as back pain.

Shoulder Injuries

Wearing a seat belt can save your life in a car accident, but it can also cause injuries. The most common car seat belt injury is a shoulder injury. This occurs when your left or right shoulder is held back by the seat belt, but the opposite side of your body continues to move for a few inches. Signs of a shoulder injury after a car accident include, pain, stiffness and difficulty moving the shoulder throughout its entire range of motion.

Knee Injuries

Knees can impact the dash or door of your vehicle when you get into a car accident. This can twist the knee and cause bruising. Symptoms of a knee injury include bruising, swelling, pain and weakness.

Chiropractic Treatments for Your Auto Accident Injury

We offer multiple treatments for your car accident injury, including chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture. These two treatments can be used individually or combined to provide pain relief and healing.

Chiropractic Adjustments

When you get into a car accident, your entire body is jarred. This places a huge force on your back and neck, which can misalign your vertebrae. If your extremity joints impact the dash or another object in your car, you could be left with a twisted knee, sprained shoulder or a wrist injury. Chiropractic adjustments can help ensure your back, neck and extremity joints are properly aligned. This reduces inflammation and promotes a localized increase in circulation, which can help reduce your pain and decrease your recovery time.


Acupuncture is effective at reducing pain associated with soft tissue injuries. The ultra-thin needles help increase localized blood flow, and they stimulate the soft tissues, including the muscles, ligaments and tendons.

To schedule an appointment for an initial evaluation after your car accident, call our Lincoln NE chiropractic office at (402) 421-8284. We serve all of Lincoln NE and the surrounding communities of Malcolm, Pleasant Dale, Roca and Waverly, NE


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Chiropractic Lincoln NE Highly Recommended

Southwest Chiropractic Center PC

1501 Pine Lake Rd # 2
Lincoln, NE 68512

(402) 421-8284