If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Too often people don't seek treatment following a car accident because they don't feel hurt. By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury.Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back.
Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent.Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don't assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain.
***Please note that anyone in a accident must be seen by a physician within 14 days or you lose your right to make a medical claim on your auto insurance policy. Visiting the emergency room will likely eat up all of your insurance money and you will usually walk out with nothing more then pain pills and a huge bill. There is on one better qualified to diagnose a musculoskeletal injury than a Doctor of Chiropractic so call us NOW!
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