Smoky Hill Chiropractic
Heath Hancock, DC
Chiropractor located in Salina, KS
From getting rear-ended in traffic to slipping and falling at work, you never know when an accident may occur. Chiropractor Heath Hancock, DC, evaluates, diagnoses, and treats injuries related to car accidents and workers’ compensation claims at Smoky Hill Chiropractic in Salina, Kansas. If you suffered an injury on the job or during a car accident, call or book an appointment online today.
Car Accident's & Worker's Compensation
What are common car accident injuries?
Getting in a car accident is a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. Dr. Hancock provides conservative, nonsurgical treatment for a broad range of car accident injuries, including:
Whiplash happens when your head snaps back and forth rapidly, like a whip cracking. This common injury is usually the result of a rear-end car collision. Whiplash may cause damage to the muscles, ligaments, discs, and nerve roots in your neck and back.
A blow to the head can lead to a concussion or other traumatic brain injury. Head injuries can cause complications that last long past the initial trauma, including headaches, difficulty sleeping, and cognitive issues.
A car crash can cause one or more of the discs between your back bones to herniate or move out of place. Herniated discs can put pressure on nerves and lead to back or neck pain.
What are common workers’ compensation injuries?
Different jobs involve various levels of risk for injuries. In general, the most common injuries that occur in the workplace include:
Muscle strain is a leading cause of neck and back pain and a prevalent work-related injury. You can strain your muscles in several ways, including lifting something heavy with improper technique or twisting your back.
Jobs that require you to perform repetitive movements or hold an awkward posture for a long period of time can put stress on your body. This may lead to pain in the neck, shoulders, wrists, hands, or arms.
Slips, trips, and falls
Falling can lead to a host of injuries, including strains, sprains, and broken bones. Sometimes, you may sustain an injury by catching yourself before a slip or trip makes you fall.
How are accident-related injuries diagnosed and treated?
First, Dr. Hancock carefully reviews your symptoms and asks you to describe how the injury occurred. He performs a complete chiropractic evaluation and may take an X-ray motion study to check for problems in your spine.
Then, Dr. Hancock develops a personalized treatment plan that helps you find relief from your condition and prevent pain from recurring. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, treatment for car accident and workers’ compensation injuries may include:
- Hands-on chiropractic adjustments
- Spinal decompression
- Flexion distraction
- Ultrasound therapy
- Interferential current therapy
- Therapeutic exercises
If you have an injury related to a car accident or workers’ compensation claim, call Dr. Hancock at Smoky Hill Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.