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Automobile Accidents

 
 

 

     No one ever expects to be involved in a car accident.  In a split second, your body can be suddenly thrown in any direction, at very high rates of speed, and often without any warning to the driver or passengers.  Add to this the possibility of a collision with another object, even another car, and thousands of pounds of steel are brought to a complete stop in the time it takes you to blink.  The real problem here, however, is that even if you are wearing your seatbelt, what is going to prevent your head from still traveling after the car has stopped?  This is what we know as whiplash, and it is by far one of the most common injuries to result from car accidents.  Basically the momentum of your head moving at the same speed your car was traveling is then being brought to a complete stop, but it is your neck that must try to hold it in place.  No easy task for your neck to do, considering that an average adult has a head that weighs almost as much as a bowling ball!  We now know that even low speed collisions can have a devastating effect, making it crucially important that those who have suffered an automobile accident injury seek care promptly.  Many people involved in these low speed accidents don't show symptoms right away.  They may feel fine initially after their accident and turn down any care at the scene.  It is often soon after this that problems begin.  Your automobile insurance provides you with chiropractic coverage after your accident to ensure you receive the care you need to prevent these injuries from becoming chronic.

     Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions caused by your automobile accident.  Whiplash, and its associated problems are one of the most common reasons people visit a chiropractor.  A recent study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine points out the superiority of chiropractic care for whiplash patients, while noting that "conventional treatment of patients with whiplash symptoms is disappointing".  Your chiropractor is able to select and apply the appropriate treatment and rehab needed for your injury, and can often do so at no cost to the patient through their auto insurance benefits.  Not having your injury examined and treated may lead to problems later in life, such as an earlier onset of arthritis.  You owe it to yourself to make sure you have your injury, however minor it may seem, examined by a professional. 

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Chiropractic "Only Proven Effective Treatment" for Chronic Whiplash.  Khan S, Cook J, Gargan M, Bannister G. A symptomatic classification of whiplash injury and the implications for treatment. Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine 1999;21(1):22-25

 
 
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