Car Accident Chiropractor Care
HAVE YOU OR A LOVED ONE BEEN INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT?
If you’ve been in a car accident, chiropractors can uncover the injuries causing you pain long after the incident. Dr. Leach and the staff at Discover Health & Wellness have helped many people just like you recover and improve their health. Find out how.
When you’re in a motor vehicle accident, the forces applied to your spine can cause injuries that can’t be diagnosed by a CT scan or MRI. That’s why even if you have been sent home from an ER, you may not be uninjured.
- Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (PLL) damage
- Supraspinous Ligament (SSL) damage
- Anterior Longitudinal Ligament (ALL) damage
- Cervical Facet Joint damage
- Cervical Disc damage
- Dorsal Nerve Rami damage
It could be days or even weeks before the symptoms of one of these injuries begin. A chiropractor can diagnose these injuries and give you long-term freedom from pain.
The clinical name for whiplash is Cervical Acceleration / Deceleration. This injury commonly occurs in a rear end collision. Recently, researchers have found that secondary symptoms from whiplash, which they call Whiplash Associated Disorders. Symptoms include:
- Muscle Strains.
- Nerve Damage
- Sprains & Tears to Ligaments and Tendons
- Disc Injuries
- Joint Injuries
- Low Grade Concussions that are easily missed by EMS and the ER
If you are suffering from symptoms associated with whiplash, chiropractors can diagnose this condition and give you long-lasting pain relief.
There are other injuries caused by car accidents. Here are a few:
- Injuries to the wrist, hand and elbow, commonly caused by holding the steering wheel during an accident.
- Injuries to the foot, ankle and knee from pushing on the brake during the accident.
- Cognitive issues stemming from Whiplash Associated Disorders, such as a memory issues and other cognitive symptoms.
See a chiropractor to protect yourself from insurance companies
Insurance companies work to claim your injuries are not as severe as they are. They go so far as to hire doctors to review your case and intentionally minimize your injuries.
Many doctors aren’t specialized in finding and documenting many of the above injuries. If you see a doctor like this, the insurance company will use that against you. You won’t get the care that you really need, and you also may accept a settlement that is significantly less than what you and your injuries will need.
If you have been in a car accident, chiropractors have the equipment and training to understand how an auto accident has truly affected you.
All Colorado residents have access to Mandated Medical Payments Coverage through auto insurance. This is different from your health insurance and you have access to this coverage by state law to pay for medical expenses related to any car accident, even if you’re not the driver.
If you’ve been in a car accident, contact Discover Health & Wellness. We may be able to see you on the day of your accident. Let us help you truly understand your injuries, and provide long-lasting pain relief.