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According to estimates by the National Safety Council, more than 12 million automobile accident-related injuries occur in the United States every year. This number is staggering, especially since experts claim that there are almost as many cars on the road as there are people in the United States.
Although many injuries, such as a broken bone, are immediately apparent, there are certain injuries that may not manifest until a few days or even weeks after the accident. Whiplash for example, can cause you pain right away. But just as common, pain and symptoms sometimes can take 10 days to even 2 weeks before you feel them. This makes whiplash a bit complicated as you might think you are not injured after a car accident. Then 2 weeks later you wake up and can barely move your neck, or you find you are have constant headaches.
Whiplash gets it's name from how your head and neck move when someone crashes into you. Unfortunately, during the accident, your head is often powerfully snapped back and forward so fast you don't even notice it happening. This fast whip like action of your head is what causes the strain and sprain in your muscles, tendons and ligaments. In severe cases, this whip action can create disc injury in the spine. And it is this motion which creates your pain.
No two car accidents are the same, so it’s not surprising that there are a wide variety of automobile injuries that one could encounter after an accident. Whether you are suffering from back pain, neck pain or a concussion, our team of highly trained chiropractors and staff can help you.
Some of the injuries we have treated over the years include:
When you visit us for the very first time, you will be asked to fill out a patient information form similar to one that you would expect from any healthcare facility. You will be asked to provide information as accurately as possible to help give our chiropractors a better idea of your overall health and well-being.
Once you’re done, our chiropractor will conduct an initial exam. You will be asked about what symptoms you are experiencing and whatever details of the accident that you can provide, among other things to see if your particular injury will respond well to chiropractic care. This exam may test your range of motion, muscle tone, muscle strength, and neurological integrity. X-rays, MRIs, or other laboratory tests may be necessary. If you have already undergone such tests, kindly bring the results with you.
Based on the results of the interview and exam, our chiropractor will develop a personalized chiropractic treatment plan that best addresses your injury and works best for your body type. Our chiropractor will also provide you treatment plan of types of care you will need, how many treatment sessions you’ll need and how frequently you will need them.