Auto Injuries and Whiplash

Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Center located in Observatory Hill, Perry, Pittsburgh, PA
Auto Injuries and Whiplash

Auto Injuries and Whiplash services offered in Observatory Hill, Perry, Pittsburgh, PA

Up to three million Americans experience auto injuries each year. At Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, experienced chiropractor and rehabilitation specialist Robert Moore, DC, CICE, diagnoses and treats auto injuries, including whiplash and herniated discs. Dr. Moore’s extensive training in traditional medicine and chiropractic care ensures prompt pain relief and lasting outcomes. Call Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center to request an auto injury consultation today or book online.

Auto Injuries and Whiplash Q&A

What are auto injuries?

Auto injuries occur when you drive or crash into another car, object, or pedestrian. The severity of these injuries varies depending on several factors, including how fast you were going, whether you were wearing a seatbelt and your body’s position.

If you’re involved in a car crash, contact Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center right away. Dr. Moore has years of experience diagnosing and treating auto injuries. He can easily differentiate between new and old injuries and make custom treatment recommendations.

What are some common auto injuries?

At Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center, Dr. Moore diagnoses and treats various auto injuries, including:

  • Concussions
  • Herniated discs
  • Fractures
  • Dislocated joints
  • Sprains and strains
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain

Dr. Moore also treats whiplash, a soft tissue injury that occurs when your head rapidly snaps back and forth. Whiplash commonly occurs because of rear-end car collisions. It’s characterized by intense neck and shoulder pain that makes it difficult to move your head from side to side.

How are auto injuries diagnosed?

To diagnose an auto injury, Dr. Moore reviews your medical charts and asks about your accident, including where you were hit, the speed you were driving, and if you were wearing a seatbelt. Next, he completes a physical exam, checking your neck and back for redness, swelling, or bruising.

After the exam, Dr. Moore conducts a series of tests, assessing your ability to move your head, neck, and arms. Then, he orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays or an MRI. Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center offers digital X-rays on-site. If you need an MRI, Dr. Moore can refer you to a nearby imaging center.

How are auto injuries treated?

Treatment of auto injuries depends on the severity of your symptoms and whether the injury is acute or chronic. At Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center, Dr. Moore takes an integrative and minimally invasive approach to treatment, combining traditional medicine with chiropractic care. He might recommend:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Spinal decompression (traction therapy)
  • Physical therapy

Dr. Moore might prescribe a combination of treatments. The goal is to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and encourage your body’s natural healing process. 

Call Pittsburgh Spine and Injury Center to receive treatment for an auto accident injury today, or click the online booking feature.