Motorcycle Accident Doctor – Dallas, TX
Although injuries can occur in automobile accidents at relatively low speeds, if you’re on a motorcycle, these situations can be even more serious. Motorcycle accidents tend to increase not only your chances of an injury but also the severity. After all, motorcycles provide basically none of the safety features you find in a car, exposing your body to more harm when an accident occurs. In these cases, chiropractic care and rehab are often necessary to alleviate pain and restore proper alignment.
Common Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
Here are just some of the kinds of injuries you may experience in a motorcycle accident and how Dr. Z can help you heal from them.
Whether you’re in a car or on a motorcycle, whiplash is one of the most common injuries in a road accident. This happens when your neck is jolted forward and backward, either due to a sudden impact or stop. As a result, the muscles and tendons in your neck can become torn or stretched and cause you significant pain, although the symptoms may take a few days or even weeks to appear. That’s why it’s important to seek treatment soon after a motorcycle accident and get ahead of your discomfort.
In a motorcycle accident, an impact to the hip or pelvis is common and can be excruciatingly painful. In fact, it can keep you from being able to get back on the road or even back to work. Adjustments to pelvic misalignment using chiropractic manipulative therapy can help you restore your hip to the right place. Dr. Z may also show you at-home exercises to realign the pelvis.
Neck or Back Injuries
Assuming the accident doesn’t cause fractures in your vertebrae or another medical emergency, you may need to have chiropractic treatment for a herniated disc, slipped disc, or spinal misalignment that can put your neck or back out of commission. Fortunately, intersegmental traction treatments and chiropractic manipulative therapy can help you get back to normal as efficiently as possible. For soft tissue injuries in the neck and back, we can also use massage therapy to improve circulation and reduce inflammation.
Biker’s Arm, or Rider’s Arm, occurs when a motorcyclist braces for impact instinctively by raising their arms up to protect their face and head. Consequently, tendons, nerves, and ligaments in the arm can become severely damaged, and you can face many hand, wrist, arm and shoulder injuries. Through in-office therapies and at-home exercises, we can help you regain function and range of motion in your arm.
If you’ve had a motorcycle accident in Dallas, turn to our team. We can provide the care you need to improve your range of motion, alleviate your pain, and get back to feeling normal again. Contact us for an appointment today!