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Car Injuries

Optima Health & Vitality Center

Chiropractors located in Eau Claire, WI

In just six months, the National Safety Council reported nearly 2.3 million serious injuries from car accidents in the United States. In Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the providers at Optima Medical offer a range of successful treatment options for men, women, and children, including physical medicine rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, and chiropractic services. Injuries from a car accident can be severe, and comprehensive care is imperative on your road to recovery. With the right treatments, therapies, and lifestyle modifications, the Optima Medical group helps you achieve better health, healing, and recovery. Call or schedule online.

Car Injuries

What are the most common injuries from car accidents?

Whiplash is the most common injury from car accidents, accounting for more than 65% of all bodily injury claims, according to the Whiplash Prevention Campaign. The symptoms of a car accident injury can range from mild to severe. Even when there’s no visible damage, you could have internal injuries.

Lower back injuries are also common and a cause for concern, because the human body is intricate, delicate, and full of intricate components, especially along the spine. Cervical and lower back injuries are the most prevalent.

Facial injuries can occur from the steering wheel, airbag, or windshield, and dental injuries often co-occur with facial injuries. Dental injuries can damage the jaw and lower facial structure.

Discs, nerves, vertebrae, joints, muscles, and soft tissues can be injured, and once they are, the rest of your body is typically affected. The extent of the damage and injury depends on the severity of the accident.

You can also experience psychological injuries, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or fear of motor vehicles, from traumas or accidents. The Optima Medical team knows that this emotional stress can negatively affect your overall health.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is an injury to the neck or cervical spine that occurs when other muscles and soft tissues are forcefully extended beyond their limits.

A front- or rear-end collision is usually the cause of whiplash. When your neck muscles, tendons, and ligaments turn and move abruptly, involuntarily, and with an unnatural force, the result can be immense pain, impaired movement, and lasting damage.

In more severe cases, discs can bulge or rupture. The Optima Medical group is highly experienced in treating whiplash.

What are the benefits of chiropractic care for healing an injury?

Chiropractic care, such as spinal manipulation, the K-Laser, and other innovations restore your mobility and function and enhance your strength and endurance. The Optima Medical team typically combines these treatments with physical rehabilitation, successfully merging traditional physical medicine with a holistic approach.

Chiropractic treatments give your body ongoing support and boost its innate healing ability, so you can successfully manage the recovery process.

If you’re recovering from an injury and experiencing pain, the caring providers at Optima Medical offer individualized care. Book an appointment online or call the office today.


Optima Health & Vitality Center
3321 Golf Rd
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-832-1953
Fax: 715-832-0225

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