Auto Injuries Specialist

Excel Spine & Rehab

Jay Adams, DC

Chiropractic Clinic & Rehabilitation Center located in Norman, OK

Auto injuries affect millions of people every year in the United States. Though the severity of these injuries varies as much as the auto accidents themselves, you need proper care to support healing and recovery. At Excel Spine & Rehab in Norman, Oklahoma, Jay Adams, DC, specializes in treating auto injuries, offering conservative care that provides long-term results. Find out more about care for auto injuries at the chiropractic clinic by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Auto Injuries Q & A

What are common auto injuries?

Car accidents may cause injuries that affect any part of your body. The severity of your auto injury may depend on the speed of the car at the time of the crash and your location in the car.

Common auto injuries include:

  • Head trauma
  • Fractures
  • Bumps and bruises
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Strains and sprains
  • Headaches
  • Internal injuries

Even minor fender-benders cause auto injuries like whiplash. With this type of auto injury, the unexpected hit from behind causes your head to move back and forth in a forceful motion that strains and sprains the muscles and ligaments. 

In some cases, whiplash may affect spinal alignment. 

When should I seek medical care for auto injuries?

You should seek medical care for your auto injury right away. Though some injuries require obvious emergency medical care, like head trauma and fractures, you may hesitate getting the care you need after a minor accident that causes no obvious injuries. 

Though you may not feel any pain at the time of your crash, once the adrenaline wears off, you may start to feel pain and stiffness. Getting care right away ensures you get accurate documentation of your injuries and start treatment that might prevent worsening of your symptoms.

Excel Spine & Rehab specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the spine and musculoskeletal system. They can provide the evaluation and treatment you need for your auto injury.

What can I expect during an evaluation for auto injuries?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you visit Excel Spine & Rehab for management of your auto injury. Your provider asks detailed questions about your accident to fully understand the potential injuries to your body.

They also ask about your current symptoms, if any, as well as your medical history. They perform a physical exam and run imaging tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

How are auto injuries treated?

Excel Spine & Rehab customizes auto injury care based on injury type, severity of symptoms, and overall health. The chiropractic clinic takes a conservative approach to care that focuses on supporting your body’s natural healing process.

Your auto injury treatment plan may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • At-home exercise program

Your provider works closely with you, scheduling regular visits for treatment and care to support recovery and healing from your auto injury. 

Auto injuries may lead to chronic health problems without proper treatment. Call Excel Spine & Rehab or schedule an appointment online today.