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Chest Injuries from a Car Accident Can be Related to Spinal Trauma

Common chest injuries from a car accident are soreness, pain, and bruising, typically from a seatbelt. However, the chest pain some experience are the result of severe injury, like fractured ribs, require different treatment.

The rib cage is a part of the musculoskeletal system. It connects to the spine. Our accident and injury clinic in Plano is a sensible choice to ensure your spine is properly aligned, relieving muscle tension that may be causing your symptoms. 

Symptoms of Upper Back and Chest Pain

If a spinal column is misaligned, it could create a variety of symptoms that radiate around to the chest. Some of these symptoms include:

  • A sharp, almost shock-like pain
  • Dull achiness that felt in the chest, upper back, or even the shoulder
  • Noticeable pain when trying to take a breath
  • Tingling feeling in the chest
  • Rib pain
  • Stiffness
  • Fullness or pressure feeling in the chest

Treatment With Chiropractic

Chiropractic care involves more than just “cracking bones.” In fact, we don’t crack bones at all. However, what we do is adjust joints. Adjusting joints into proper alignment allows the patient’s body can function as designed. Our skilled chiropractors have decades of experience treating chest injuries related to car accidents. Many of these injuries are found to coincide with issues related to the spinal cord. Through a series of treatments (that may include gentle manipulations, ultrasound, hot/cold modalities, electrical stimulation, or traction) it is possible to get relief from your chest injury. Not all chest injuries (or bodies) are the same. After an initial evaluation at our accident and injury clinic in Plano, we’ll provide you with a diagnosis and a treatment plan specially designed to relieve your pain and discomfort.

Get Help With Injury Relief Chiropractic

Chest injuries from a car accident could reveal a more serious problem. Don’t take your chances with an inexperienced chiropractic clinic. Contact your trusted accident and injury clinic in Plano today. Additionally, for your convenience, we have locations in Frisco, Richardson, and Dallas. Click here to schedule your appointment now, or call us at (972) 232-2227.