Car Accident Whiplash

Collisions that occur during sporting events, slips, falls, or automobile crashes/accidents can all have a damaging effect on your neck and back. These types of collision-related injuries are often called a “whiplash.”  Whiplash from a car accident can naturally be more significant than from other types of injuries due to the sheer impact force that can be created by the automobiles.  Whiplash injuries have been noted in car accidents going as little as 15mph.

The resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can contribute to headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulders, arms, and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and low back problems.  Back pain from a car accident can be either direct or indirect.  You can have back pain indirectly from your car accident whiplash as some of the muscles from your neck run down to your lumbar or low back area.

Don’t minimize your own injuries because your car has sustained little or no damage. An immediate chiropractic examination is essential. Pain pills won’t heal inflamed tendons and ligaments. Muscle relaxers won’t heal torn muscles. A cervical collar won’t restore a graceful forward spinal curve.

Those who delay seeking treatment from their neck injury due to a car accident often discover that scar tissue and spinal instability require periodic chiropractic checkups.

If you’re suffering from whiplash and need a chiropractor near the Elizabeth, Mckeesport, & Clairton PA area and you want natural relief and treatment, don’t wait, schedule your appointment today. Most auto insurance cases have NO OOP(Out-of-Pocket) COST to you!  Call Now!  412-673-0990

How long will I need chiropractic care?

Treatment times vary based upon 3 factors: age, overall health, & the severity of your problem to begin with. Most problems require a few visits to treat. It takes time for the muscles, ligaments, & soft tissue around the joints being adjusted to adapt to their repositioning. Just like when people have teeth that need repositioned, it takes awhile for the braces to move them back in place for the same reason. Some patients see quick improvement and then immediately discontinue their care. They often suffer a relapse since muscles and soft tissues have not had time to fully heal. Others discover that degenerative changes to their spines make periodic checkups a worthwhile investment. We’ll make recommendations, but how long you benefit from chiropractic care is up to you.