condition-whiplashGetting in a car accident can be scary! One moment you are driving along, listening to your radio and thinking about what to make for dinner and the next moment you collide with another car, facing your own mortality.

Even a minor fender bender can cause a whiplash injury. It may take a day or two, or sometimes months for symptoms to appear. Many of our patients say they “were never hurt” when in a car accident. This is probably not true! Even though you may not feel “hurt”, your spine can twist and put pressure on your spinal nerves which lead to bigger problems later if not corrected.

Get to our office for an examination as soon as possible!

Specific chiropractic adjustments can help restore your proper motion and position of your spinal bone and can promote proper healing. We see many patients after a car accident and have tremendous success at getting them back to their normal, pain -free lives.

First, Dr. Jen will perform a comprehensive consultation and examination of your injuries. Most likely, she will send you for x-rays to determine the extend of damage from the collision. She will then establish a plan of action to restore you back to pre-accident status. She typically prescribes a series of adjustments, electric stimulation, ice, therapeutic massage and a home exercise program.  Patients typically see improvement within the first week or two and continue to progress until they are back to normal.

Second, Dr. Jen will refer you to our in-office Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Todd. Dr. Todd can offer pain management such as muscle relaxers, trigger point injections or prolotherapy.

Dr. Jen prefers to see patients as soon as possible after an accident to maximize healing potential. Once muscle spasm sets in from misalignments, it takes longer to heal.

You may be wondering how much this will cost you? Our office works with you by putting a lien on your case (not you) so there is typically no out of pocket expenses if there is car insurance involved. She also works with attorneys if necessary to settle the claims easy and fast so you can focus on getting better and we take care of the rest. If necessary, she will refer you to an attorney you can trust to take the stress off you so you can heal. If you or someone you know becomes injured from an automobile accident, don’t wait. Give us a call today.