Spinal Health Institute has been treating patients who have been injured in car accidents for over 30 years. It is important to get proper treatment soon after an accident. Untreated injuries can lead to a lifetime of pain and disability. It is essential you treat with a doctor who not only understands how to properly treat injuries but also carefully documents your injuries and treatment. We are experts in the field of treating auto accident injuries and communicating with attorneys.
What to do if injured in a car accident?
- Make sure to call the police and have an accident report written.
- Contact your insurance carrier to set up a claim.
- Get evaluated immediately after an accident. Untreated injuries can lead to longer recovery.
Things to know about automobile accidents:
CADS or whiplash
Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome or Whiplash is a serious condition that untreated can lead to debilitating chronic pain. It is often caused by an impact that can cause a rapid acceleration and deceleration of the neck and back that creates severe strain to the muscles and soft tissue surrounding the spine.
Symptoms of automobile accidents:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Low back pain
- Sleep disturbance
- Sensitivity to noise
- Impaired concentration
- Blurred vision
- Upper limb pain
- Upper limb weakness
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Jaw / facial pain (TMJ disorder)