Even a 5 mile per hour collision can cause substantial damage to your spine!
Whiplash car accident injury – What Is It? What Should You Do?
If you have been in an accident you probably may still feel a little bit shocked. However, if you are like most of our patients in Sunrise or Downtown Miami FL, you may be concerned about long term injuries. Many are afraid that the pain won’t go away or that their injuries could cause permanent damage. Even what seems like a minor accident can be a lot more serious that it seems at first. When one automobile is stuck by another, thousands of pounds of force are exerted on the neck and spine. Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are thrown or “snapped” back and fourth quickly. The result can be severe damage to the ligaments, concussion, soft tissue, and discs of the neck and spine.
Whiplash also causes impingement, stretching, or irritation of the nerves and the spinal cord.
Whiplash victims in the Sunrise and Downtown Miami, FL area experience headaches, numbness, pins and needles in the face, chest, arms or hands, anxiety, neck pain, back pain, ear ringing, dizziness, insomnia, hearing loss and/or blurred vision.
Too many people who have gotten whiplash, in a traumatic automobile accident do not receive care from a chiropractor. That is the reason why over half of the accident victims never completely recover from their injuries and may live on pain killers for years or endure repeated surgeries. Chiropractic care can make the difference between true recovery and healing or lingering pain and disability. The courts actually consider it a reasonable outcome for you to have to take several pain killers per day for life following an auto injury. Many people become addicted to dangerous pain killers after taking them only once or twice. Chiropractic care most often provides immediate relief even if you have herniated discs or torn ligaments.
Chiropractic is a proven safe, effective, natural choice
When the spine is out of alignment, nerves are impinged causing pain and inflammation. Chiropractic care is the only treatment that safely realigns the bones of the spine that have been misplaced during trauma, healing whiplash and other spinal injuries. Unfortunately, chiropractic treatment is not yet available in emergency rooms and medical doctors are not trained to locate and correct spinal nerve stress. As a result, millions of accident victims leave the hospital with as much spinal nerve stress as they had when they entered. They may continue to suffer for months, years or even decades afterwards. Getting gentle chiropractic care in our Sunrise or Downtown Miami office will help restore nervous system function, and heal sore muscles and damaged ligaments, and ensures rapid and complete recovery after an accident.
Insurance companies realize the many advantages of Chiropractic Care. This treatment is covered on all automobile insurance policies, whether you are a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian… and regardless of who is at fault. Our clinic will assist you in dealing with insurance paper work and filling a claim with your insurance company.
Other Symptoms of Whiplash
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Hand Pain
- Radiating Shooting Pain
- Pins and Needles
- Numbness Tingling
Anyone who has been in a traumatic automobile accident, could suffer from whiplash. Even if there are no obvious symptoms getting Chiropractic examination along with a complete orthopedic and neurological examination will protect your health. The damage from whiplash and spinal nerve stress may take months or even years to surface. A simple Chiropractic exam and proper treatment can save an accident victim from much pain and disability later. Don’t delay the Florida Personal Injury law only covers you if you go to the doctor within 2 weeks of the accident. Call now for an appointment and start healing (954)745-8380 in sunrise or (786)391-3853 in Downtown Miami. Transportation provided for all automobile accident patients!