There are few things that are as traumatic as being involved in a car accident. It’s a shock to your system, you can be injured, sometimes quite seriously, and the memory of the event can stay with you for a long time. Unfortunately, some of the pain associated with the trauma can also stay with you for many years. Accident victims often suffer from chronic pain, including whiplash injuries. If you’ve been in an accident and have been suffering from chronic pain as a result, Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness and our doctor, Todd Goldman can help.
Total Chiropractic Care Can Help Car Accident Victims
Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness prides itself on treating all of our patients as individuals and we see people for a wide variety of reasons. Some have had back pain for a long time. Others suffer from sports-related injuries. Still, others are patients who’ve suffered a slip and fall or workplace injury, and we do see quite a few car accident victims. Whatever it is that brings you to Total Chiropractic Care, we’ll develop an individual treatment plan for you. We offer services from chiropractic manipulation to spinal decompression as well as whiplash treatment. We’ll also talk to you about diet, exercise, and lifestyle. We want to share with you a little bit about what we know about accident victim treatment.
The Basics of Whiplash
Whiplash is the most common injury related to car accidents. According to the American Chiropractic Association publication, ACA Today, the term was first coined by Harold Crowe in 1928. Research shows that more than 40 percent of people who’ve been injured in motor vehicle collisions suffer from post-traumatic, chronic pain. Most whiplash injuries occur as a result of rear-end motor vehicle accidents. You can get whiplash even if you have a low-speed crash. The condition is possible with speeds as low as 10 miles per hour.
According to Dr. Goldman’s book, “Taking Control, an Informed Guide About How to Be Your Own Healthcare Advocate,” which is available at our offices, patients can suffer a variety of different symptoms as a result of whiplash.
The Symptoms of Whiplash Include:
- Lower back pain or stiffness
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Pain between the shoulder blades, or shoulder pain
- Pain in the arms, legs, feet, and hands
- Blurred vision
- Problems swallowing
- Ringing in your ear(s)
- Numbness or tingling
Studies have shown that chiropractic care is an effective treatment for patients who suffer from whiplash. Among the treatments we offer at Total Chiropractic Care and Wellness are, chiropractic techniques such as manual or instrument-assisted chiropractic manipulation, as well as massage therapy, trigger point therapy, rehabilitative exercise, and other soft tissue rehabilitation therapy.
Total Chiropractic Care Can Help You Achieve Optimum Health
If you’ve been in an accident, you don’t have to continue to suffer because of it. At Total Chiropractic Care, our practice is based on helping patients achieve optimum health. We’ve helped many accident victims as well as patients who come to us for other reasons. Contact Total Chiropractic today.