Being in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels. Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of having your car at the mechanic as well as the stress of dealing with your insurance and potentially missing work.
While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to see your chiropractor before you make any major decisions. There could be underlying injuries that a minor stiff neck is not allowing you to uncover. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that comes from them could be significant.
Chiropractors are specialists in soft and hard tissue problems including the results that could come from the trauma from a car accident. Make sure you see your chiropractor to get a full examination.
DID YOU KNOW????
- 93% OF WHIPLASH PATIENTS IMPROVED WHEN EXPOSED TO CHIROPRACTIC CARE. Woodward et al, Chiropractic Treatment of Chronic Whiplash injuries. in "Injury", 1996 27(9):643-645
- 82% OF MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATES FAILED A VALID MUSCULOSKELETAL COMPENTENCY EVALUATION. MUSCULOSKELETAL COMPLAINTS ARE THE 2ND MOST COMMON REASON PATIENTS SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR BOTH PRIMARY AND EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS. Freedman & Bernstein. The Adequacy of Medical School Education in Musculoskeletal Medicine. JBJS, 1998; 80A(10) 1421-1427
- IT IS POSSIBLE TO SUSTAIN A WHIPLASH INJRY AT SPEEDS AS LOW AS 2.5 MPH, EVEN THOUGH THERE IS NO DAMAGE DONE TO THE CAR. Braullt et al, Clinical Response of Human Subjects to Rear End Automobile Collisions. Arch Phys Med Rehab, 1998; 79:72-80
On March 14, 2014 the chiropractors of the Greater Pittsburgh Chiropractic Centers, Dr Scott Grossman, Dr Jennifer Quitko, and Dr Matt Goldman, completed an advanced course in the treatment of whiplash/auto related injuries. Because of this knowledge you can expect superior care when you chose to do your chiropractic treatment with us.