Have You Been in A Car Accident? Get Help Today!
Many people will seek out chiropractic care in Framingham after having an auto injury. A common auto injury, whiplash, occurs when the head and neck are whipped from back to front, similar to how a whip is cracked. The majority of car accidents are rear-end collisions with whiplash being a common result. Whiplash can also occur from other kinds of trauma, accidents, abuse, and falls.
Many people in Framingham who have been involved in an accident don’t even realize they have received a whiplash injury until weeks or months later when the problem becomes persistent and leads to other issues. If your neck has been injured in an accident or other incident, this article will you to understand if you have a whiplash injury and how chiropractic care can help you to treat it.
Whiplash in Framingham
When the neck is whipped from back to front during a car accident, while playing contact sports such as football, or occasionally from an assault or other physical trauma, a number of things can happen to the spine and surrounding soft tissue. Whiplash describes the initial impact, but the results can include:
- Disc bulges and herniation
- Subluxations (misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine),
- Injured bones in the spine,
- Irritated and damaged nerves
- Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF WHIPLASH?
Whiplash injuries can range from mild to very severe. Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. If the impact was quite severe or the headrest was low there is the possibility that bones are broken or tissue is damaged. It is highly recommended that you see a chiropractor and get yourself evaluated. Even if the impact seemed mild, you may have whiplash if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder, upper back, and arm pain
- Blurred vision
- Pain when turning the head
- Inability to move or turn the head fully
- Numbness or tingling in the arms, hands, and fingers
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty sleeping
As you can see there are a wide range of symptoms and not all of them may be immediately traceable to whiplash. Even if you have been cleared by a doctor, your pain could still be related to whiplash and you may need treatment to correct the problem. If you have recently been injured it’s important to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner that you start treating the issue the less chance you have of it developing into a long-term problem.
People involved in an auto accident who don’t receive treatment are much more at risk to develop degenerative arthritis and disability in the future. We offer same day appointments and handle all of the confusing insurance paperwork. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney, we have many attorneys that we have worked with over the years and can provide a referral to one, if needed. It’s very important to document the extent of your injury as soon as possible and not to settle your case until you have been evaluated and had all of your legal questions answered by a lawyer. Don’t suffer another day. Call today!
Same Day Appointments Available. Call 508-620-1585 to schedule your appointment.
Testimonials from Prior Auto Injury Patients
I came to see Dr. Austrager after a car accident. I found his clinic on Google. This was the first time I had been to a chiropractic office. Dr. Austrager is a very knowledgeable, helpful, cheerful and above all a very good professional full of skill and talent. Thanks to Dr. Austrager, I am 100% rid of my back pain. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is suffering from an accident.
After being hit from behind in a car accident, I began experiencing pain in my upper back and shoulder. One of the parents at my child’s school suggested I see Dr. Austrager. After visiting his website and seeing the experience he had with auto accidents, I made my first appointment. It was tricky finding the time to commit to visits but the end result speaks for itself. Three months of treatment and I am completely pain free. Dr. Austrager handled all of the insurance paperwork and was very flexible with my schedule.