Every year over 2 million people are injured in car accidents which demand immediate accident treatment. There are two types of car injuries low speed auto injuries and high speed auto injuries. Both types of auto accidents have different results for each injury. Low-speed accidents often cause muscle injury strains / sprains and whiplash. High-speed motor vehicle accidents often result in more serious injuries and the symptoms which usually accompany such accidents are: back and neck pain, anxiety, fatigue, numbness, irritability and more.
A lot of back pain and neck pain injuries resulting from car accidents are not properly treated due to lack of diagnostic capacity. This is due to the fact that often the the source of pain is overlooked, and the trauma of the patient is underestimated. Often these car accident mistakes will lead to the discontinuation of necessary accident treatment which can cause the body to develop motion and strength impairments and not heal properly.
Don’t underestimate your own injury and compromise your health! An immediate chiropractic examination is essential if you have been in a car accident no matter how severe you think your injury may be.
After suffering from an accident or injury there are times when the injured area does not promptly recover its full range of motion or strength. Injury rehabilitation treatment speeds up recovering to a normal condition.
At Courtyard Wellness we have state of the art equipment and staff to implement a personalized rehabilitation program to accommodate many types of injuries and conditions.
Auto Accident Injury
We know how hard auto accidents can be both physically, mentally and financially.
If you or a family member has been in a car accident we provide chiropractic assistance. We will also work with your insurance company to arrange the financial means to get you well.
What happens if you get in a car accident?
Both minor and major car accidents produce a whipping action of the neck damaging the surrounding soft tissue structures (muscles and ligaments). Abnormal joint function is common after whiplash trauma and can lead to a variety of disorders, including but not limited to the following:
- Muscle spasms/inflammation in the neck and/or back
- Jaw Problems
- Pinched Nerves
- Disc degeneration and arthritic changes
- Chronic pain syndromes
Historically, only about half of all whiplash patients could expect to achieve full recovery. Past treatments consisted of rest, immobilization and medication for pain. Unfortunately, many of these patients were told to learn to live with the pain.
Drs. Drew and Hugh Gordon of Courtyard Wellness take pride in helping their patients reach pre-injury status.