How Can Chiropractor Help An Auto Accident Patients?
Knowing when, where and why to refer auto accident patients is a vital part of helping them receive the best care possible. Auto accident patients can find fast pain relief, safe and efficient healing, and peace of mind in knowing that auto injury and spine, nerve and muscle damage will not interfere with their daily life and wellbeing. Auto accident patients will be both healing and satisfying experience.
The goal of treatment with auto accident patients is to help them go back to a normal, fully functional life without surgery or long-term medicine requirement. Some insurance companies still consider chiropractic treatment to be an “alternative” therapy, but it has long been a widely-accepted solution to spinal and neck problems including lower back pain and whiplash. Most auto accident patients will be treated the first visit unless they need to be referred for imaging. Continue reading “Chiropractic Helps Auto Accident Patients”
Whiplash treatment can vary depending on the severity of the injury but often includes physical therapy and over-the-counter pain medications. Each Whiplash treatment is catered to the individual and is based solely on the Chiropractors physical assessment of the individual and injury mechanism.
A whiplash disorders are the fact that the severity of an initial injury is not necessarily related to extent of symptoms, where a low-speed auto accident or fairly light head trauma can result in significant symptoms, where higher forces may result in lesser symptoms. The whiplash disorders are associated with huge costs for society.
Whiplash disorders are classified according to the severity of symptoms and presence of musculoskeletal and neurologic signs. Whiplash disorders are a source of chronic pain and suffering for millions of people each year. Whiplash can be described as a sudden strain to the muscles, bones, and nerves in the neck and less commonly. Continue reading “Whiplash Disorders – What Should I Do?”
Most of us worry more about the condition of our cars than we do ourselves following a car accident. When we are involved in an accident, our bodies release adrenaline which can mask pain. For many people, the pain and tightness associated with a car accident injury does not appear for hours, days or sometimes weeks following the accident. In the meantime, we are completely immersed in arranging for our cars to be repaired.
A large percentage of our patients who complain of on-going neck pain have a history of whiplash. Since from a medical standpoint, any pain that lasts longer than 3 months is considered chronic, most of these patients suffer from what can be described as chronic whiplash pain. At my San Diego Chiropractic clinic, chronic whiplash pain is always treated with a combination of in office therapy and at home therapies that you, the patient, completes on their own. Many of the at home therapies that we give to our patients will be used by them on and off for years into the future because chronic pain tends to recur with or without provocation.