We understand that you may have had injuries in the past that have healed on their own in only a few days. When it comes to auto injuries, such as whiplash or herniated discs, recovery could take months. Don’t ignore your injury; address it. Schedule an appointment with Ritchie Chiropractic Health Center and we will work with you to drastically reduce your recovery time. Why live with the pain, stiffness, and dizziness longer than you need to?
What causes whiplash?
Whiplash occurs when the anterior longitudinal ligament in your neck is stretched or torn. Rear-impact car accidents are amongst the most common causes of whiplash, as the head is suddenly and violently jerked forward and back. Reports show that over 1 million whiplash injuries occur each year as a result of an auto accident. This number does not shock us in the chiropractic community. In fact, we know that this number would be much larger if all whiplash injuries were reported.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
Symptoms of whiplash vary depending on severity, but the most common symptoms are pain, stiffness, and discomfort in the neck, back, jaw, or shoulders, as well as frequent headaches and blurred vision.
Can whiplash heal on it’s own?
As the old saying goes, time heals all wounds. Occasionally, this saying can be applied to mild cases of whiplash, but when it comes to severe whiplash, it is always best to seek the advice of a professional. If treatment is delayed or avoided more serious complications can occur.
Can chiropractic care help me with other auto injuries?
Absolutely. Chiropractic care has been known to eradicate spine misalignment, postural issues, and muscle tension, as well as reduce mental stress.
I was just in a car accident; when should I go see a chiropractor?
We recommend that you schedule an appointment to see a chiropractor as soon as you can. As is common with minor car accidents, those involved are greatly concerned about the condition of their automobile. We understand your sense of urgency to return your vehicle and life back to normal as quickly as possible, however, repairs to your vehicle can be put off without much consequence, your body, on the other hand, needs immediate attention if damage is to be reversed.
I don’t have health insurance; will my car insurance cover my treatment costs?
If you were not at fault and if you have comprehensive auto insurance, chances are your medical bills will be covered. Ritchie Chiropractic Health Center is accepted by most major insurance companies in Media and our staff is extremely experienced with the insurance claims process. If you have questions regarding your insurance policy please do hesitate to ask us.
I already went to the emergency room, why should I go to a chiropractor too?
It is always a wise decision to pursue medical attention directly after an automobile accident. But, as is the case with many auto accident injuries, neck and back symptoms don’t immediately express themselves. We trust that your medical doctor in Media has performed a thorough assessment of your condition, and if required, has recommended the necessary supplements. However, chiropractic care aims to address problems that will occur days or weeks after the incident.