It is important that you get your spine examined by a Certified Doctor of Chiropractic immediately. Impact as slow as 5 mph can cause whiplash, which if left untreated could have damaging long term effects on a spine. Call our office and our friendly staff will walk you through the process step by step.
Crellin Chiropractic Pain and Injury Center works with most auto accident insurances and with personal injury attorneys.
What can Chiropractic do for auto accident injuries?
A chiropractor's skills are particularly well-suited to relieving the neck pain, headaches,shoulder pain, mid back pain, numbness/tingling, low back pain, fatigue and other debilitating effects of whiplash because they can:
Increase Range of motion, flexibility and strength
Diminish chronic symptoms that can persist over many years
Increase overall well being by stabilizing the injuries from the auto accident
What to do if you are involved in an auto accident?
Knowing who to call and what to do in the few minutes after an accident protects you and your loved ones:
Move all involved vehicles off busy roads. Use extra care when moving injured passengers; call an ambulance, if necessary.
Exchange names, addresses, phone numbers and insurance information with all involved parties, including any witnesses.
Make notes of how the car accident happened while it is fresh in your mind.
Call the police.
Call your auto insurance company.
Call us for an immediate consultation and examination.
Severe injuries can, and often do, result from relatively low-impact force. The fact is that many people do not notice symptoms of neck, back, arm or leg injuries-even severe injuries- for days or even weeks after an auto accident.
Minor spinal injuries often go undetected by routine emergency medical examinations. The EMTs and emergency room doctors are there to save your life. After that, it's up to you to find the right provider to help you heal your injuries. If left untreated, theseinjuries can become permanent, causing degeneration of the spine and leading to a life of intermittent if not constant pain. Ask anyone who has been in an accident. In fact research shows, without proper care these injuries can linger.
The longer you wait to get examined, the longer it can take to restore your health. It is important to have a physical exam immediately following any accident, even if the accident seems minor.
If you have reason to believe you or someone you know may have whiplash as the result of an auto accident, immediately stabilize and protect the head so that it cannot be exposed to further injury.
For temporary relief, apply an ice pack to the area to help reduce inflammation and decrease the pain. Apply the ice pack for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, allowing at least 30 minutes between applications.
Crellin Chiropractic can make the referral to an Auto Accident Attorney if needed.