Why Chiropractic Care Can Help
Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments can help restore proper motion and position of individual spinal bones and better assure proper healing. Although, the longer you wait, the more unseen damage there can be and the longer it may take to recover. Drugs may temporarily reduce the pain, but they simply cover up the need for the restoration of proper spinal function.
Did you know that even “fender-benders” can cause hidden injuries to your spine that might not show symptoms for months or even years from now…after you’ve already settled with the insurance company?
Yes, it’s true! Most people who have been in an auto accident may not even know that they’ve been hurt. People that feel immediate pain are usually sent to the hospital and told to take prescription pain-killers for their pain…BIG MISTAKE!
Why? When an injury to the spine is not taken care of properly and when you, an accident victim, settle with the insurance company before you’ve even seen a Chiropractor, you lose the right to have the insurance company pay for your treatment if you need it!
After an auto accident you can or most likely will have one or more of the following symptoms immediately or within a day or two of the accident.
- Neck Pain
- Lower Back
- Blurred Vision
- Ringing in
- Tingling in
- Hands and Feet
- Chest Pain
There are approximately 120,000 cases of whiplash per year in the U.S.!
You are waiting at the red light when all of the sudden…crash! A car hits you from behind going 50mph. You have had an auto accident. You feel pain whenever you try to move your neck. You have pain in your neck, back, and a headache. You think the pain will go away in the next day or two, but it doesn’t. YOU HAVE WHIPLASH, and possibly a misalignment of your spine.
Most of these whiplash victims are masking their pain and discomfort with the use of pain killers and/or muscle relaxers, and never truly healing their injuries.
Injuries Resulting From Whiplash Trama
Whiplash injuries can manifest in a wide variety of ways, including neck pain, headaches, fatigue, upper back and shoulder pain, cognitive changes, and low back pain. Due to the fact that numerous factors play into the overall whiplash trauma, such as direction of impact, speed of the vehicles involved, as well as sex, age and physical condition, it is impossible to predict the pattern of symptoms that each individual will suffer. Additionally, whiplash symptoms commonly have a delayed onset, often taking weeks or months to present. There are, however, a number of conditions that are very common among those who have suffered from whiplash trauma, such as: neck pain, headaches, TMJ, mild brain injuries, dizziness, and low back pain.
AUTO ACCIDENT QUESTIONS & CONCERNS…
1. I had an accident. Now what?
See a reputable personal injury attorney! If you do not have one, we can recommend one for you.
2. I found a personal injury lawyer. Now what?
See a Chiropractor! Even if you think it was a minor accident such as a fender-bender, your attorney should advise you to immediately see a Chiropractor.
3. I can’t afford to pay for Chiropractic care?
You DON’T have to! When you see a lawyer, you get medical treatment on a “medical lien”, meaning we (the doctors) do not get paid until your case has either settled or won. We get paid by the insurance company, so you DO NOT pay a penny out of your pocket!
4. Why should I see a Chiropractor when I already was taken to and checked out at a hospital?
ONLY A CHIROPRACTOR IS TRAINED TO EXAMINE AND ANALYZE YOUR SPINE FOR PROPER ALIGNMENT AFTER AN ACCIDENT! A Medical doctor examines for broken bones or malfunctioning organs. You need a chiropractic spinal exam to ensure that your spine is free from vertebral subluxations, which left untreated can lead to Degenerative Disc Disease.
5. The insurance company is calling and wants to settle while I’m still injured. Should I?
NO! You should not settle until you are fully healed and have been released from the your Chiropractic doctor’s care! Why? If you settle before your spinal injuries are healed, any further medical problems you may have from the accident, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY FOR YOURSELF!