If you have been in an auto accident, it’s best to seek treatment immediately. Dr. Jason Lundgren and the team at Lundgren Chiropractic provide the best in chiropractic care for auto accident injuries. If you’re suffering from whiplash, shoulder pain, back, pain or headaches following a car accident, our Chandler chiropractor can help.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, whiplash injuries make up almost one-third of all insurance injury claims in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates over 800,000 occupants sustain ‘whiplash’ injuries in motor vehicle crashes and produce an economic and quality of life cost of over $9 billion annually. Whiplash syndrome is caused by the sudden acceleration and deceleration of muscles and soft tissue that surround the spine. Though seatbelts save lives, being held in place by a seatbelt can often result in a neck or shoulder injury.
The symptoms of whiplash can occur almost immediately or several hours after an accident. Unfortunately, people can sometimes go weeks or months thinking they sustained no physical injury only to develop pain, stiffness of the neck, and headaches often associated with whiplash.
It is important to seek professional help as quickly as possible both for insurance purpose and your peace of mind.
Auto Accident Injuries
Car accidents often result in trauma to the back, neck, and shoulders, sometimes resulting in life-long chronic pain, if not addressed. Auto accidents cause trauma to the spinal column that can result in chronic pain, even if the injury is not immediately noted. Pain is sometimes felt 2-3 days after an auto accident due to the inflammatory cascade taking several days to produce symptoms or pain.
Visit our chiropractor immediately after an accident to be evaluated and to assess the extent of your injuries. Other conditions that may appear following an auto accident include fatigue, vision problems, headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ears, insomnia, anxiety, and more. All these symptoms can be caused by injury to the spinal joints or pinched nerves.
Dr. Lundgren can examine you and provide adjustments and other treatments that help alleviate the chronic headaches, migraines, tingling, stiffness, and pain of whiplash while also helping you regain the quality of life you deserve.