Conditions Treated

Auto Injuries

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According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 1/3 of all claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVA's) seek treatment from doctors of chiropractic. This is an impressive number given that the National Safety Council (NSC) has determined there to be more than 12 million MVA's annually involving more than 20 million vehicles.

The reason individuals like yourself choose chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in MVA's is simple - chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with MVA's are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it's only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice.

Many studies have also found individuals injured in MVA's prefer chiropractic care for the treatment of their injuries. One such study evaluated 190 whiplash injury victims and found those who received chiropractic care reported treatment satisfaction of 100%.

Balla JI, Iansek R. Headaches arising from disorders of the cervical spine. In: Hopkins A, ed. Headache: Problems in Diagnosis and Management. London: VVB Saunders; 1988

If you've been to the emergency room for your accident you've probably noticed a common treatment for your injuries maybe to take these medications and rest for a couple of weeks. Research will tell us over and over that the most important thing you can do is to restore proper motion into the spine as soon as possible. Sitting at home resting and healing improperly isn't going to accomplish this. A common mistake people make is they say "I'll be fine."

Have you ever talked to someone that said "ever since that accident I haven't been the same?" This is because after their accident they said "I'll be fine." If you receive treatment sooner than later you will have a better chance of healing completely and returning back to pre-accident status.

Minimum Accident Speed to Cause Injury

Studies involving live humans have demonstrated that a motor vehicle accident of as little as 5 mph can induce cervical (neck) injury.

Minimum Accident Speed to Cause Car Damage

However, other studies have shown that cars can often withstand crashes of 10 mph or more without sustaining damage.

So when the Insurance company says that there isn't any car damage, there's no way you could have been hurt. This is one way they try to avoid bodily injury compensation.