What Injuries are Most Common After Being Rear Ended?

There are a lot of injuries that you can get from a rear end collision. The symptoms can vary in severity from mild to very severe. There’s a lot of variables that go into any type of crash that you could possibly incur. A lot of variables would include size of the vehicle, speed of the vehicle, which way you’re looking, male or female and many, many more that can attributed to the severity of an injury.

Injuries can include low back injuries, neck injuries, go through the full whiplash motion, disc herniations in the low back and/or in the neck. You can get a lot of radicular symptoms which are symptoms down the arms and/or into the legs. A lot of times people will call that sciatica, but the main thing is actually an issue with the nerves that cause numbness, tingling, burning, sharp shooting type of pains, but overall there’s a wide variety and basically at our facility here what we do is we can look at everything as a whole, really correlated to your crash and then give you the best type of treatment for that.

Why is My Hand and Grip Weak After a Fall?

A lot of times after a motor vehicle collision, or a slip and fall type of accident, people come with weakness in the hand or just a pain in the hand. First off, with the slip and fall, it’s really, really common that individuals will fall on an outstretched hand. What they can do there is they can jam their wrist up. They can essentially fracture some of the bones within the wrist and/or the bones in the lower arm. What we would want to do then is we want to take the adequate x-rays, properly diagnose it, and if it is fractured, we would make sure we get them sent over to an Orthopedist to get proper treatment for that. In the event that it’s not fractured, we’d work them up with basic chiropractic work, as well as physical therapy, to really induce the proper healing process, and facilitate the proper motion and function of the joints.

On the contrary, if there’s just a general weakness, there can be a lot of different symptomologies and problems that are really causing the symptoms. Basically we would look at the wrist as itself. We would look at the elbow, the shoulder, as well as the neck. A lot of times weakness, as a whole, is generated by a nerve issue. Nerve issues can be an entrapment, an impingement, or just general dysfunction usually within the neck. We would look at all those areas properly, give you an adequate diagnosis, and properly treat as well.

What Can Explain A Weakness In My Hand Grip After An Accident Or A Fall?

A lot of times after a motor vehicle collision, or a slip and fall type of accident, people come with weakness in the hand or just a pain in the hand. First off, with the slip and fall, it’s really, really common that individuals will fall on an outstretched hand. What they can do is they can jam their wrist up. They can essentially fractures some of the bones within the wrist and/or the bones in the lower arm.

If you’re experiencing weakness in your hand grip and are concerned, call Denver Integrated Spine Center today. We can help determine what is causing your pain and how to fix it.

After I Have Been Involved in a Car Accident, What Should I Expect?

If you’ve been involved in any sort of car accident whether you think it’s severe or pretty minor, there’s a lot of things that can happen and occur. A lot of symptoms would be headaches, neck pain, mid back pain, or low back pain. Those would be the generalized terms that anybody in a car crash would start to feel.

Some people right after a crash don’t feel anything and that’s one of things that we see a lot. People will come in numerous weeks after a crash with delayed symptoms. That’s really, really common. What’s one of our fears is that those problems don’t get addressed properly, so here at the Denver Integrated Spine Center we really advise anybody to come in right after a crash, whether they think it is severe or not. The main thing is we want you to get a full workup, evaluation, exam, and if need be, we’ll take x-rays on the spot.

The main thing is that we want to make sure we can diagnosed everything because yes there can be simple symptoms that you think they are, but if they progress in any way, they can start to get a lot more severe. More severe would be including anything that would be radiation, which would be burning, tingling, numbness, sharp shooting type of pains into the arms and/or into the legs, that indicates a lot more severe type of symptomatology that’s going on.

If we would need then at that point to order any CT scans or MRIs, here at this facility we have the ability to do that. We work with a lot of individuals on a really close knit basis to make sure that everybody gets the proper testing done in a very efficient and timely manner.

What Is The Best Treatment You Offer For Sciatic Nerve Pain?

At our center, we have two different types of modalities that we would really focus on just the sciatic pain. Sure you could do basic physical therapy and general chiropractic adjusting. But in some cases they need a little bit more in depth type treatment.

Denver Integrated Spine Center can help relieve your sciatic nerve pain. Give us a call!

How to Best Treat Scaitic Nerve Pain?

Sciatic nerve pain is different type than any Chiropractor or Physical Therapist see on a normal basis. It’s a much more involved type of situation. Basically the anatomy of the situation is that the nerves come out of the low back. They combine and they combine with the sciatic nerve, goes all the way down the back of the leg, all the way down into the foot. Those nerves basically innervate certain areas of the skin and go to certain muscles. Here we would want to check first off to make sure it’s true sciatic pain. We’d run you through basic orthopedic testing, neurological testing as well. That way we could determine that it is truly sciatic pain.

Here at our center we have two different types of modalities that we would really focus on just the sciatic pain. Sure you could do basic physical therapy and general chiropractic adjusting. Will that help? Absolutely. But in some cases they need a little bit more in depth type of treatment. Here we have what’s called a deflection retraction table, basically what it’s going to do it’s going to open up, stretch out and basically decompress that low back. In addition, we also have a true decompression table which will really facilitate and we can target every individual disk in the low back. That way we can really handle any type of sciatic pain that could be caused by any impingement upon any nerve.

What is the Most Common Auto Accident Injury?

Here at the Denver Integrated Spine Center we primarily treat auto crashes. One of the most common things we see with auto crashes is headaches. People really associate headaches with going through the whiplash type of motion which takes you into full flexion, as well as into extension. A lot of variables are there, the height of the head restraint that you hit it and the size of the individual that’s in the crash.

Some of your symptoms that you might be having are just radiation behind the eyes up into the forehead, down into the neck and upper back. Anybody that might have any symptoms very, very important to get checked out in a timely manner. Sometimes the symptoms don’t come on for days to weeks after the crash. It’s really important to not let that progress, because at that point it can really have progressed and gotten a lot worse. It’d be much easier to treat if we had really had a chance to work ion it sooner than later.

If you’re having any of those headaches, neck pain, upper back pain from an auto accident, definitely come and see us here.

What Is The Most Common Ailment You Treat After An Auto Accident?

People really associate headaches with going through the whiplash type of motion which takes you into full flexion, as well as into extension. A lot of variables are there, the height of the head restraint that you hit and the size of the individual that is involved in the crash.

Denver Integrated Spine Center has a wealth of experience in treating auto accidents. Give us a call if you’ve just been in an auto accident.

How Do I Prevent Sciatic Pain?

Here at the Denver Integrated Spine Center we see sciatic pain quite often. Basically what we would generalize the symptomology being: numbness, tingling, burning, sharp shooting pains down into the glute, leg or all the way down to the toes or feet.

Basically what we would do here is we would put you on our flexion distraction table, do manual adjusting, or go on to the actual decompression table. It’s really dependent on, we want to determine if the sciatic pain is true sciatic pain, and what’s causing it.

If we would need to take X-rays or get an MRI to really locate and focus on a specific area, we’ll do so. Main thing is, we want to really determine what’s causing that pain. In some instances it can be a disc herniation or protrusion. We’d really want to focus on reducing that down, to reduce the symptoms that are actually occurring for any individual.

Sometimes the symptoms can vary from very severe to not very intense, for different people. Different thing scan trigger it, from simply lifting something off the floor the wrong way, picking up your kid, or just repetitive motions at work.

We would want to focus and find exactly what that was, eliminate it, or minimize it to the best we could, or show individuals the proper way to do certain motions to really prohibit, or prevent that from happening in the future.