Auto Accident Injuries

Would you guess over 10 million motor vehicle accidents occur in the U.S. each year, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?

The fact is auto accidents cause tremendous amounts of damage and personal injury. Often, injuries sustained from auto collisions go untreated and can eventually lead to painful conditions involving the head, neck and back.

Injuries from auto collisions differ from accident to accident considering the direction the driver was facing, age, state of the preparedness, direction of impact, and speeds involved.

Below are illustrations of different types of collisions that can occur.

image of hyperflexion & hyperextension

Head-on collisions can result in hyperflexion and hyperextension of the neck.


In side collisions, the neck is thrown both directions

Sides collisions can injure the head, neck and body.

Rear-end collisions can extend the neck beyond it's normal range of motion

Rear-end collisions can extend the neck beyond it’s normal range of motion.

Symptoms of a motor vehicle collision may include:

  • Headches
  • Neck pain
  • Arm pain and/or tingling or numbness
  • Back pain
  • Leg pain and/or tingling or numbess

If you have recently been involved in a automobile collision, even if you’re not immediately experiencing symptoms associated with the injury, it’s important to get a quality assessment from a licensed practitioner as soon as possible following the accident. Remember, most auto insurance will cover chiropractic treatment at no cost to you.

For a professional assessment or treatment options, please call Dr. Napoli at 763-427-2400.