Chiropractic Care for Car Accident Injuries

overturned vehicle after auto accidentDr. Troy Dreiling treats auto accident victims with all types of injuries. Start with a free consultation by calling 360-718-9661, so you can ask questions and understand the scope of your treatment. Located in Vancouver near Andresen and Fourth Plain Blvd.


 
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Dr. Troy here.

Car collisions, huge, there are over 300-500 collisions in Clark County every month. Chances are you’re gonna be in a collision in the next ten years or so. I hope not but if you are and you’re suffering, chiropractic might be right for you.

We see great results of people in collisions. Research shows, Dr. Croft, whiplash expert, wrote a book called Patient’s Guide to Recovering from Whiplash. He states that over 90% of people in collisions will suffer pain ten years later, chronic pain. We don’t want that for you.

The number one reason people suffer from chronic pain after collisions is because they don’t get proper care. They would go to a medical provider for example, go to the ER and they would would be told to follow up with your doctor.

Whiplash, neck sprain, strain, and even concussion. Some people have dizziness, shoulder issues. I had someone the other day come in with lower v=back issues. He had a knee replacement done six month prior to his collison and that tore up his knee replacement,so he is not having knee issues. I saw another guy who had facial numbness. All of the neurologists said it couldn’t be related to the collision. He didn’t have it before and he had it immediately after.

We know if the upper cervical gets out of alignment, it will affect the nerves that control the face and inner ear. It’s very common to see dizziness and that tend to resolve within four to six to eight weeks.

Collisions are a huge, huge issue. Chiropractic care and massage can really help people get back on track. Our research shows a ninety-three percent improvement rate after an eight-twelve week program of chiropractic care to help them resolve issues from a car collision. In many cases people are a hundred percent after just a few weeks.We need to determine how severe the injuries are. We do an exam, we do digital specific x-rays to determine where the injury is and how best to resolve them.

If you’ve been in a collision a lot of insurance companies will cover a hundred percent, no out of pocket. We take third party liens, we work with many different lawyers and law firms to help people resolve their issues and get a settlement sometimes.

If you’ve been in a collision, this is Dr. Troy, Zenaptic Chiropractic. We’re here to help.

More Information On Auto Accident Injuries & Chiropractic Care

woman wearing neck brace from car accident injuryCar accidents happen every day and millions of people are affected each year. Nearly 20 to 50 million people are injured or become disabled as a result of a car accident. If you’re in an accident, you may suffer from back and neck pain, spinal injuries, and/or whiplash.

Unfortunately, car crashes can cause many different injuries to various parts of the body. Most injuries depend on the circumstances involved in the accident and the severity of the impact. As a victim of an auto accident, you can suffer a lifetime of pain and misery if you don’t seek the proper treatment for your injuries.

These injuries can take a serious toll on your health due to chronic, lingering pain. It is reported in many studies that almost 80% of whiplash patients suffer chronic pain associated with the collision 10 years later. This is mostly due to improper or inappropriate care.

Chiropractic care may offer you pain relief without the need for medication or surgery. Chiropractic care combined with massage therapy has been shown to be one of the most effective methods for resolving soft tissue and spinal injuries associated with automobile collision injuries.

Car Accident Injuries Your Chiropractor Cares For

People who have been involved in a motor vehicle collision can suffer from a variety of injuries, all of which can be cared for by a chiropractor. These include:

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain and stiffness, including whiplash and reduced range of motion
  • Shoulder pain
  • Numbness/tingling into extremities
  • Backaches
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Blurred vision
  • Spinal injuries
  • General arm pain and leg pain

Whiplash is a well known and frequent injury sustained in car accidents. If you experience whiplash, this can cause your spine to become unstable and cause you to feel pain throughout your body.

The sheer force of the accident can cause the musculoskeletal system to become misaligned. Whiplash happens when the force of the car pushes a person’s spine backward and forward. This abrupt movement can make you feel stiff and sore all over.

Car Accident Injury Analysis and Treatment

A traditional treatment option for car accident injuries is pain medication, which often masks the real problem. It does not get down to the root cause of the issue.

Even though painkillers can provide short-term relief, they are not good to use as a long-term solution to your chronic pain problems. Prescription medicines cannot help you regain mobility.

We offer a free chiropractic consultation to analyze your pain and determine a treatment plan which can provide you with relief. Results are often long lasting and help you become less dependent on medication.

Chiropractic care removes the underlying causes of your pain without the use of painkillers or expensive surgeries. We can help relieve your aches and pain by making spinal adjustments, corrective exercises, and stretches to help reduce pressure on the muscles and nerves.

This process, over time, can restore your mobility and quality of life.

Car Accident FAQ

Are my car accident injuries covered by insurance?

Most accidents are covered at 100%, which means no out of pocket expense. Here is a list of insurances we have worked with.

What are the most common injuries caused by car accidents?

Car accidents can cause injuries in different areas of the body, including the neck, spine, back, head, legs, and arms.

Do injuries present themselves right away?

No. Effects from car accidents do not always manifest themselves quickly. It may take days or weeks before you experience symptoms or pain. Untreated injuries can cause long-term pain.

How is my body affected in a car accident?

Your body is violently thrown forward or backward causing tears, stretched ligaments, and other injuries.

Should I wait to heal naturally before seeking treatment?

This is usually not a good idea. People who get prompt care after an accident are more likely to make a full recovery and heal faster.

What if it was only a fender bender?

Even minor crashes can cause serious injury to your body. Consult with your physician or chiropractor if you’re experiencing even slight pain.

What other unique injuries result from car accidents?

  • Post-traumatic osteoporosis can be caused by joint injuries due vehicle collisions
  • Damage to the spine can lead to reoccurring neck and back pain, headaches, muscle spasms, tension in the joints, soreness, tightness, stiffness, and inflexibility
  • Bodily injuries can result in poor posture and other health issues

Causes of Car Accidents

The causes of car accidents vary because each situation is different depending on the actions of each driver involved. The most common cause is driver error because a person can become easily distracted while he or she is driving.

Most people are easily distracted when they use their cell phones; this includes talking, texting and emailing. It is estimated that 25 percent of automobile crashes happen because of distracted drivers.

The other causes of car accidents are due to multi-tasking. Many people are not mentally capable of performing more than one task at a time. Eating, drinking, reading, adjusting the radio, and grooming inside of the vehicle can also make drivers distracted; this can slow down a person’s reaction time and put them at greater risk for getting into an accident.

Driving when you are tired or fatigued is another cause of automobile accidents. You may fall asleep at the wheel and run off the road and harm someone.

Alcohol consumption causes people to make bad choices and many people are injured due to careless thinking. Alcohol impairs judgement and slows down your reaction time as well.

Speeding due to impatience or rushing causes many accidents as you may be inclined to run a traffic light or not slow to let pedestrians cross the street.

Lastly, failing to maintain your vehicle, such as not changing faulty brakes or not maintaining proper tire pressure can cause you to lose control or not be able to stop in order to avoid an accident.

Summary

Car accidents can cause a variety of problems that may last for a few days or for a lifetime. More complicated conditions include head and spinal injuries which can even be fatal if not properly cared for right away. Your pain can range from being acute to chronic depending on the situation.

Quality care from a chiropractor can offer long-term benefits, such as pain reduction and mobility without surgery or harmful side effects. You do not need to experience a major car crash to experience an injury. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, your chiropractor can help.

Setup your free consultation with us by completing our online contact form or by calling 360-718-9661.