Car Accident Chiropractor in Roswell
Getting into an accident or falling at work is a traumatic experience both physically and most certainly emotionally. Getting care after an auto accident can be overwhelming. Deciding where to go, how much will it cost, what should I expect are questions that we all have. At Journey Family Chiropractic in Roswell we guide you so you don’t have to tackle the process alone. Here are answers to common questions you may have.
Whiplash in Roswell
When the neck is whipped from back to front during a car accident, while playing contact sports such as football, or occasionally from an assault or other physical trauma, a number of things can happen to the spine and surrounding soft tissue. Whiplash describes the initial impact, but the results can include:
- Disc bulges and herniation
- Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine),
- Injured bones in the spine,
- Irritated and damaged nerves
- Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck
Chiropractic Care for Car accidents
At Journey Family Chiropractic we understand that after being in an accident it can be overwhelming. We walk you through the steps of the accident process as well as get you back to your pre-accident state or better. If you decide to get a lawyer, the personal injury attorneys that we work with will make sure you get your medical bills paid plus extra for your pain and suffering; with no fees upfront. We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries. We utilize not only chiropractic care but also physiotherapy and massage to get you better faster.
Frequently Asked Questions
I always suggest patients seek care immediately following an accident or fall. If you decide not to go to the Emergency room via ambulance it is a good idea to have a loved one take you immediately after the accident. This visit allows the physicians to rule out any broken bones, internal bleeding, or any other life-threatening injuries. Injuries do not stop there however, you may still experience many pain symptoms from the car accident. The pain medication and muscle relaxers do not address the cause of the problem they just keep your brain from knowing you are in pain by masking the symptoms. You wouldn’t turn off your computer because it has a virus and expect the virus to go away, would you? The same goes for our bodies. You must address the alert your body gives you so you prevent further damage.
Pain is sometimes delayed as much as 7 days after an accident. So it is crucial to get care as soon as possible so you do not cause further damage to your spine and body.
No, Dr. Bates does not charge anything upfront for care. She also works with attorneys that will also not charge anything upfront.
Accidents happen, if the police report deems the accident your fault you can still get care for your injuries through your own insurance. Many people have medical payment coverage on their auto insurance. This medical payments coverage takes care of you and any passengers after an auto accident. Call your insurance agent to find out if you have this coverage.
Whiplash injuries can range from mild to very severe. Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. If the impact was quite severe or the headrest was low there is the possibility that bones are broken or tissue is damaged. It is highly recommended that you see a chiropractor and receive a thorough examination and x-rays. Even if the impact seemed mild, you may have whiplash if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder, upper back, and arm pain
- Blurred vision
- Pain when turning the head
- Inability to move or turn the head fully
- Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty sleeping
As you can see there is a wide range of symptoms and not all of them may be immediately traceable to whiplash. Even if you have been cleared by a doctor, your pain could still be related to whiplash and you may need treatment to correct the problem. If you have recently been injured it's important to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner that you start treating the issue the less chance you have of it developing into a long-term problem.
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