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Auto Accident

Chiropractic Adjustment

If you have been in a car accident or involved in a personal injury, we can help you start on the road to recovery. We offer personal injury chiropractic care and will work with you or your attorney to file the necessary insurance claims needed. You are already dealing with the added stress of an injury and trauma from your accident. We want your focus to be on your recovery and receiving personalized treatment rather than worrying about dealing with insurance companies.

Any serious accident injuries should be cared for before insurance or chiropractic care is considered. After emergencies are taken care of, it is best to notify your insurance and get to a chiropractor right away. The sooner you see us the better.

It is best to schedule a diagnostic appointment with us as soon as possible after an auto injury or accident. Even if there are no immediate symptoms, some may occur a few days or weeks after an accident. You have 14 days from the date of the accident to receive care or your insurance company will NOT pay your personal injury claim. You must seek treatment within 14 days, or your insurance will not pay your personal injury claims. If it has been longer than 14 days, an attorney may be able to help, and we also work with attorneys in these instances.

Once we determine the extent of your injury from your accident, you will receive personal injury chiropractic care as well as customized exercises to do to help ease pain and correct the injury. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan specifically made for you.

Whiplash is one of the most common auto injuries and entails damage to the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, discs, and fascia) of the neck. Many people think whiplash only occurs in high speed or potentially fatal accidents. However, whiplash can occur from accidents as slow as 5 mph. The symptoms may present themselves a few days or even weeks after the injury, yet waiting until the onset of symptoms to receive treatment can greatly interfere the speed and ease of your recovery. This type of injury can also occur in the low back – it just doesn’t have the whiplash name.

Symptoms of whiplash and injury can include:

  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder/Arm/Hand Pain
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Hip and Leg Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

Another common injury in auto accidents is a concussion. A concussion is usually associated with an impact to a person’s head, but they can also occur with an impact to the body if the torso or neck is turned. So even if you didn’t hit your head on the steering wheel, the sudden acceleration or deceleration of an auto accident can cause a concussion through your seat belt – especially if you were turning to look as the accident was taking place. Our chiropractor can provide you with neurological exercises that will help you heal from your concussion. Make sure to tell us if you lost consciousness at all during your accident, as this can be a sign of a concussion. Other signs and symptoms include:

  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness or "seeing stars"
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

If you have been involved in an auto accident, please don’t delay. We can help you better if you seek care sooner rather than later.