Auto Accident

Auto Accident

Whiplash Treatment

If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or even months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as seriously injured as you really are. Symptoms from a car accident and whiplash can include anything from radiating pain into the shoulder, elbow pain, wrist pain or hand pain, lower back pain, headaches, jaw pain and more.

Low Back Pain

Most people consider whiplash to be an injury of the neck. However, the lower back is also commonly injured as well. In fact, low back pain is found in more than half of rear impact collisions in which injury was reported, and almost three-quarters of all side-impact crashes. This is mostly due to the fact that the low back still experiences a tremendous compression.

Following an automobile accident, there is a lot of confusion that may occur, because of the complexity of everything that is needed or required of you. Besides damage to your car, filling out required accident reports if the damage to your car is over a certain dollar amount, you are also having to deal with pains associated with the injury itself.

The day of the accident, you may have quite a bit of discomfort immediately following the accident. However, there are many times when victims of the accident only feel, “some” pains in the neck, back arms or legs. The amount of adrenaline that streams through our bodies following an accident can tend to mask the severity of the injuries that a person may have sustained during the accident. Many accident victims go to the Hospital Emergency Rooms, following an accident, with “some” pains. However, the accident victims are usually instructed to monitor themselves, because the discomfort from the injuries that they have sustained is likely to get worse.

When this happens, the real questions start:

It is important to get examined by the doctor first. The findings from your examination need to be documented immediately after your accident to determine the appropriate health care necessary for optimum recovery. After your Doctor’s examination it would then be appropriate to consult an attorney for legal counsel.

Documented studies done by Charles Carroll, M.D., Paul McAtee, M.D. and Lee Riley, M.D. revealed that: “The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants.”

In other words, the damage to the passengers is not necessarily directly related to the damage to the vehicle. Thus all auto accident injuries need to be immediately evaluated by a qualified chiropractor.

We will immediately refer you for a MRI or any imaging studies necessary to evaluate the extent of your injuries. We also work exclusively with other local qualified medical doctors such as orthopedics & neurologists to provide any additional necessary care.
In most cases, your auto accident insurance will pay 100% for the cost of your chiropractic care. Our office can assist you in obtaining this information. Using your medical coverage should not raise your premiums.
You need a doctor who provides the necessary care and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Usually hospitals will check vital signs, make sure there are no life-threatening conditions and release the patient with pain relief medication. They normally do not provide healthcare for the underlying injuries that can often lead to future pain. Thus after your hospital visit you need to make an immediate appointment with a chiropractor like Dr. Brian Anderson, DC.

Do not sign or settle anything until you have consulted with an auto accident injury chiropractor. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will risk having to pay out of pocket for your care.
The care is absolutely safe, gentle and quite soothing. Our patients look forward to the care they receive during their office visits.

Yes. The care is safe, gentle, and quite soothing. In fact, we have patients that range from newborn infants, children, and the elderly who receive effective relief.

Come to Hill Valley Chiropractic

We have many years of experience assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries associated with automobile accidents. We can help you with the paperwork and we have answers to these and many other questions. If we cannot answer a question, we can make recommendations for you to talk to others who can. Ignoring the injury problems and not addressing them early can tend to make more long term unnecessary problems associated with your injuries. The sooner that the problems are addressed the quicker the pains and other issues associated with the accident can be taken care of.

Give us a call today at

(209) 551-8888 and we can help you!