The reason individuals like yourself choose chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents (MVA’s) is simple – chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with MVA’s are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it’s only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice.
Many studies have also found individuals injured in MVA’s prefer chiropractic care for the treatment of their injuries. One such study evaluated 190 whiplash injury victims and found those who received chiropractic care reported treatment satisfaction of 100%.
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What To Do After An Accident
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you will need to make an appointment for a brief, but thorough, examination. Often, individuals involved in MVA’s experience minimal or no symptoms for the first few weeks and even months.
It’s important to not only receive immediate and appropriate treatment for any injuries sustained, but also to document the extent of the injuries, if present. Failure to obtain a timely evaluation or appropriate treatment for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident may:
- Negate your ability to receive monetary compensation for any future medical bills resulting from the accident,
- Negate your ability to receive pain and suffering settlements, and
- Negate compensation for work loss.
We Will Determine…
When you come in, we will determine:
- the extent of the injury or injuries
- the number of estimated treatments required to treat your injuries
- if referral to another medical specialist is required
- if special tests are required (i.e. MRI, CT Scan, etc.)
Common Injuries and Symptoms Following an Auto Accident
Motor vehicle accidents can result in a number of very diverse and complex injuries and symptoms. This is due to the diversity of factors involved with each MVA – i.e. vectors of the collision, size of the vehicles involved in collision, preexisting health conditions of victims, age of victims, size and strength of victims, etc.
The following list comprises many of the most commonly sustained injuries and symptoms following MVA’s:
- Back and/or neck pain
- Extremity pain with numbness and tingling
- Dizziness and fatigue.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or any new symptoms at all, you want to see a qualified chiropractor right away.
What symptoms are associated with whiplash?
Symptoms following a “whiplash” accident include:
- neck pain, tenderness, achiness and stiffness
- cervical muscle spasms
- tenderness and nodules in superficial cervical musculature
- cervical reduced range of motion
- post-traumatic headaches (including migraine and muscle-tension headaches)
- shoulder and interscapular pain
- hand and finger pain, numbness and tingling
- blurred vision
- difficulty swallowing/feeling of lump in throat
- dizziness and balance problems
- post-traumatic depression and cognitive problems
Don’t Delay, Call Today!
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, call (or have them call) our office immediately at (916) 259-2682. The quicker you receive the care you need, the quicker your injuries will heal and the faster you can get on with your life. Don’t delay, call today!