Car accidents can leave you with serious injuries – even when at first you don’t feel pain.
Over 3 million Americans suffer from soft tissue injuries yearly due to motor vehicle accidents – injuries to muscles, tendons and ligaments. When the soft tissue of the spine is injured, this leads to irregular movements of the spinal bones (vertebrae). These vertebrae then become misaligned and often become “stuck” in the abnormal position. Since the nerves of the spinal cord exit between these vertebrae, these stuck or properly known as , “subluxated” vertebrae will then interfere with the proper transmission of nerve impulses between the brain and the body. When this happens we can experience any or all of the following symptoms:
· Headaches, dizziness, blurry vision
· Neck and back pain
· Arm or leg pain
Sometimes, you may experience no symptoms at all for the first couple of days b/c of the adrenaline rush and stress from just being in an accident. We are worried about our car, our passengers and taking care of all the paperwork that we ignore or cannot recognize the symptoms of an injury.
EVERYONE – adults and kids – should be checked after involvement in an accident. The sooner you identify an injury and begin treating the problem, you can avoid secondary problems such as: decrease ranges of motion, weakness of muscles, early degenerative changes (arthritis) and other possible neurological disorders.
Here at Quality Chiropractic, we are experts at treating individuals with these types of signs and symptoms.
If you do not have insurance and are not at fault for the accident, we can also help you figure a solution for you to have the person at fault cover your medical bills.
Due to the high level of force placed on the body at the time of an auto accident, injury is often sustained by those involved. While pain and swelling is quite common, additional injuries can occur such as injuries to the back, knees, head, or shoulders. Additionally, whiplash is a common injury to the neck that can cause significant deterioration in the spine if left untreated. Additionally, symptoms of auto injuries do not often manifest for several hours to days after the event, and patients may notice irritability, forgetfulness, blurred vision, and dizziness long after they walk away from an auto accident.
Whiplash is a common neck injury after a car wreck. When moving at high speed, the neck can jam forward then back quickly and cause a variety of injuries to the neck and shoulders. If left untreated, whiplash can cause bone, ligament, and disc damage to the neck and spine. Symptoms of whiplash include neck tightness, headache, radiating pain that seems to travel down a consistent path, pain when holding the head in specific positions, or a stabbing pain in a specific area of the neck. Whiplash is very treatable and benefits from quick diagnosis and treatment. The doctors at Quality Chiropractic are skilled in detecting whiplash and treating it with their expertise.
Chiropractic treatments address the spinal column and the attached structural muscles associated with posture, walking, and body movements. When auto injury occurs, often all of these can be negatively affected. Chiropractic adjustments target the subluxations caused by the auto accident to renew function and posture. The doctors at Quality Chiropractic specifically address the individual needs of every patient and help facilitate healing and growth for victims of auto accidents. With a variety of interventions to choose from, the doctors at Quality Chiropractic are able to target body dysfunction, diagnose appropriately, and treat in order to reduce pain and discomfort.
Most insurance plans are accepted at our chiropractic offices. We accept auto accident, workers compensation, personal injury cases that have resulted in back pain, neck pain, headaches, or other related pain conditions. We also accept most health insurance plans, including Medicare. Because there are so many insurance plans out there, and because coverage for chiropractic care varies widely, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Before you start a chiropractic care plan, our staff would be happy to verify your benefits and explain them to you at no charge.
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