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Auto Injuries - Whiplash, Impact Injury

Whiplash is commonly received from riding in a car that is struck from behind or that collides with another object. When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond its normal limits, the muscles and ligaments supporting the head and spine can be stretched or torn.

The soft, pulpy discs between the bones can bulge, tear or rupture. Vertebrae can be forced out of their normal position, reducing both range and motion.

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident as a driver or passenger at any speed, you should have your spine and nervous system checked immediately. It is not uncommon for painful symptoms to show up later when you don't feel much pain initially after the impact.

Collisions that occur during sporting events, slips, falls or automobile crashes can all have a damaging effect on your neck and back. The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can contribute to headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulders, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and low back problems.

Even when there are no broken bones, collision injuries are extremely harmful to the musculoskeletal structure of your entire body. Whiplash injuries are often a result. This can be extremely painful and cause headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, and many other symptoms Chiropractic is extremely effective when treating these types of conditions.

The tragic result of uncorrected trauma.

Without proper correction of the misalignments in your spine, an impact injury will cause scar tissue to be formed around the misaligned areas. This creates a more difficult and timely healing process for the patient. By getting checked immediately, you will allow the doctor to address and treat your condition right away. This is the best possible way to get you on the road to feeling better. With natural Chiropractic care, patients can expect to be relieved of painful symptoms caused by auto accidents.  

For your convenience, our office accepts Letters of Protection from Attorneys as well as assignment of benefits from Personal Injury Protection Auto Insurance. In most cases, patients do not have to pay out of pocket for their care.

 

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Coffee, M.S., Edwards, W.T., Hayes, W.C. and White, Hyperextension Injury Patterns in the Human Cadaveric Cervical Spine, Cervical Spine Research Society, 1989.

Farbmann, A.A., Neck Sprain, JAMA., 223(9): 1010-1015, 1973.

Forman, S., D.C., Croft, A., D.C., Whiplash Injuries: The Cervical Accelleration/Decelleration Syndrome, Williams and Wilkin, 1995.

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MacNab, I., Accelleration Extension Injuries of the Cervical Spine, Editors: Rothman, M.D., Simone, M.D., the Spine, 2nd edition, Vol. 2., W.B., Saunder, Philidelphia, 1982.

Torola, G.A., Whiplash: Generl Considerations, Assessment, Treatment, Management and Prognosis, Part 1., ACA Journal of Chiropractic, 30(1): 63-70, 1993.

White, A.A., M.D., and Panjabi, M., M. PhD., Clinical Biomechanics of the Spine, 2ne edition, J.B., Lippencott, 1990.

Yochum, T., D.C., D.A.C.B.R., Rowe, T., D.C., D.A.C.B.R., Essentials of Skeletal Radiology, Vol. 1., Williams and Wilkins 1987.

 

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