Car Accident Chiropractor
Are you having pain after an auto accident? Car accidents can cause injuries the go undiagnosed, even after a trip to the ER. Chiropractic care can give you long-term relief from pain caused by a collision.
Auto Accident Chiropractor Care
If you or your loved one has been injured in a car accident, you must read this.
Car accidents, even at low speeds, can damage your spine. Some of our patients didn’t even realize they’d been injured until weeks after the accident when they began noticing back or neck pain. Emergency rooms often don’t provide testing for these injuries, so getting checked out at the hospital doesn’t mean you’re in the clear.
Chiropractors are very familiar with these spinal and soft tissue injuries. Dr. Wood is equipped and experienced in finding underlying injuries from car accidents, including whiplash. If you think you may have been injured in an auto accident in Denver, we can help.
Some of the forces applied to your spine during a car accident aren’t able to be diagnosed by your hospital’s CT scan or MRI. Even if you’ve been sent home from the ER, you may still have suffered a spinal injury.
Here are a few of the spinal injuries commonly associated with auto accidents:
- Anterior Longitudinal Ligament (ALL) damage
- Supraspinous Ligament (SSL) damage
- Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (PLL) damage
- Cervical Facet Joint damage
- Cervical Disc damage
- Dorsal Nerve Rami damage
You may not notice the symptoms of these injuries for days or even weeks following your accident. A chiropractor can diagnose and give you long-term relief from these injuries.
Whiplash is a common name for an injury known as Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration. Whiplash often occurs with rear end collision, when your head whips back and then forward. This injury can lead to Whiplash Associated Disorders, with symptoms that include:
- Muscle Strains.
- Nerve Damage
- Sprains & Tears to Ligaments and Tendons
- Disc Injuries
- Joint Injuries
- Low-grade concussions
Again, these are injuries that a visit to the ER may not uncover. If you’re suffering from whiplash, chiropractors can uncover this injury and give you relief.
Along with neck and back injuries, auto accidents can cause a variety of other injuries that lead to nagging pain. Here are a few:
- Wrist, hand, and elbow injuries caused by your grip on the steering wheel during a collision
- Foot and ankle injuries caused by the position of your feet during an accident
- Cognitive issues such as memory loss
Seeing a chiropractor can protect you from insurance companies.
Insurance companies hire doctors to review your case and minimize your injuries. They would like to claim that your injuries are not severe to reduce their payout.
If that isn’t intimidating enough, many doctors aren’t specialized in finding the kind of injuries that result from an auto accident.
Chiropractors are equipped and trained to understand and diagnose injuries that could be caused by a collision. We will help you learn about your injury and get long-lasting relief.
Every Colorado resident has access to Mandated Medical Payments Coverage through their auto insurance. This coverage is different from health insurance. You have access to this coverage through state law to pay for medical expenses related to an auto accident, even if you aren’t the driver.
If you’re feeling pain after a car accident, contact Dr. Nathan Wood at Discover Health & Wellness Uptown. We might be able to see you on the day of your accident. Let us help you learn about your injuries and get pain relief!