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3 Reasons To Visit A Chiropractic Office After A Car Accident

Man after car accident in 20120If you are involved in a car accident, the first step in healing the car accident injuries is the initiative to go visit your chiropractor. With chiropractor help, you can promptly start recovering after a distressing car accident and set yourself on track to fully recovery. There are many reasons that one must set an appointment with the chiropractor after car accident; the top three reasons are:

1) Chiropractic treatment is safe

Chiropractic is a natural method of treatment where the chiropractor uses his hand for diagnosis of the problem and imparting various therapies like spinal manipulations.

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7 Cervicogenic Headaches Symptoms After A Car Accident

woman stress and headache after car accidentCervicogenic headaches, as the name implies, are headaches that originate in cervical spine. Researchers Stupar & Kims (2007) in their study have defined cervicogenic headache as secondary headaches that most commonly occur due to acceleration/deceleration injury and presents along with other symptoms of whiplash injury, which can happen after a car accident.  Cervicogenic headache often occur after auto accidents and even low impact accidents at speed as low as 5 MPH are enough to cause soft tissue injuries, damage to spinal nerves, discs and joints in the neck, later triggering referred pain in the head region.  Symptoms of cervicogenic headache include:

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Car Accident Injury … Can Chiropractic Help?

centreville auto accidentGetting a car accident injury is the last thing that anybody wants, but unfortunately it can happen to anybody, at any time. After excluding any major injury that might require acute medical care, there are several symptoms in which chiropractor adjustment could be of immense value.

First of all, all car accident injuries are not very obvious and they might cause pain and other problems in subsequent weeks or even months after the car accident. In this situation, Chiropractor can examine and diagnose the extent of your soft tissue sprain/strain, neck/whiplash or back pain and help you treat these injuries as well as any muscular stiffness associated with auto accidents. Therefore, it is advisable to see your chiropractor within 2 week of any such incident and get a care plan so you don’t have to forfeit your insurance coverage rights for your injuries.

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Whiplash injuries: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Driver Suffering From Whiplash After Traffic CollisionWhiplash is described as an injury to the neck due to sudden rapid forward and backward motion resulting from trauma; which is car accident in most of the cases, but may also occur due to falls, sport related injuries or knock over head by a heavy object.

This sudden over-extension of the head and neck impacts the muscles and ligaments causing stretching and probable tearing of neck tissues. Whiplash may also involve tearing, bulging or rupture of the vertebral discs or may also cause vertebral dislocation. It may also affect the spinal cord and nerve roots passing through the space between vertebras, which may develop irritation or stretch or get pinched because of the reduced gap in between the vertebra.

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Are Auto Accidents The Only Way To Get Whiplash?

Teenage Driver Suffering Whiplash Injury Traffic AccidentWhiplash is one of the common injuries that may occur to a person’s neck after a sudden acceleration-deceleration force which results in uncontrolled, quick forward and backward movement of the head and neck. It is most commonly associated with car accidents, however any impact or knock that causes sudden jerky forward or backward movement of head and neck can cause whiplash. Hence, whiplash also known as cervical sprain is also frequently seen in professional / amateur athletes and football players.

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Did I get Whiplash after a Car Accident?

Person in car accidentAutomobile accidents can be terrifying and very stressful.  While a majority of people survive auto accidents, they may have to deal with physical injury, along with the stress that follows an accident.  Visiting your chiropractor is one of the first things that you should do.

Dr. Czekaj is a healthcare professional who specializes in automobile accident related injuries.  He has extensive experience with automobile and soft tissue injuries.

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