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Lacey Car Accident & Injury Doctor Says:
“You need to get YOUR WHIPLASH ACCIDENT INJURIES TREATED immediately.”
If you have recently been involved in an accident in or around Lacey, Olympia WA, it is vital to get treated as soon as possible for two reasons:
To ensure your injuries are treated properly and thus heal correctly
To obtain all necessary documentation from medical professionals to prepare a claim against insurance to cover treatment and other costs
Lacey Whiplash Car Accident & Injury Doctor
CRASH!!! Car Accidents happen in seconds, even in Lacey Olympia WA, and the effects can last for years. The pain you feel is an electrical signal from the nerves to the brain like a light bulb uses electricity to create light.
A whiplash accident occurs when the head moves in an uncontrolled way in many possible directions and then causes pain and injury. Once the tissue swelling and inflammation enters various tissues the body interprets the pain and sends a signal to the brain. Injuries involving a whiplash involve primarily the joints (facets) and the disc (annulus).
Many headaches are not headaches at all, but really a pain in the neck following a motor vehicle collision through a whiplash accident.
It is therefore essential to find a Lacey Olympia car accident & injury doctor who can expertly treat these injuries.
Let our Lacey Car Accident & Injury Doctor Help Your Injuries Heal.
One type of misconception about injured soft tissue is that it will heal in a time frame of one to two months, or that it will heal spontaneously, or that there will be no long term damage, and that no treatment is required. This can be very misleading to the patient and the doctor alike.
Chiropractic Can Help with Whiplash, Pain Relief, and Correction of the Injury.
Whiplash accident is commonly associated with a whipping of the neck, but it can happen along the entire spine, showing a multitude of symptoms. There are seven moving vertebrae in the neck, each performing its specific function. The upper three nerves that exit through the cervical spine innervate the head and injury there may cause headaches. The lower vertebrae of the neck primarily allow the spine to move forward and backwards directions. This is the area that tends to get the most arthritis.
The middle back has 12 vertebrae and includes the rib cage as well as the shoulder blades. Maybe patients have mid-back pain due to whiplash. The lumbar spine is made up of five vertebrae and is frequently overlooked as an injured area due to the distance from the neck.
However, seatbelts can injure the breast, chest, mid-back and or low back areas. Whiplash is not something to be ignored!
Whiplash ACCIDENT Injuries Helped by Lacey Car Accident & Injury Doctor
There are several tissues that could be injured also. Ligaments, articular capsules, muscles, and tendons are some. Injuries to these areas are called soft-tissue injuries. Between each vertebrae are disks that are made up of cartilage on the outside and a liquid-like center that acts as a shock absorber. Injuries such as tears, cracks, and/or fissures can cause the liquid center to migrate through and rupture. Nerve root injuries are most commonly pinched or compressed by a “ruptured” disk and send pain, numbness, and/or weakness into the arm and/or hand.
Chiropractic adjustments concentrate a great deal on restoring function to these areas.
Chiropractors are in an excellent position to treat and manage whiplash injured patients based on the type of care we perform and offer. We promote exercise of muscles and joints, encourage activity not rest, and minimize dependence on medication, collars and other negative treatment approaches. Pain relief and injury correction can occur with chiropractic care after a whiplash injury!
Lacey Olympia WA Auto Accident Doctor Advises Special Exercises
Often overlooked after whiplash injuries by both patients and doctors are exercises. Exercises can help with coordination and balance addressing dizziness, headaches and other post-whiplash symptoms. The exercise works on the wiring or what we call the neuropathways of our nervous system allowing the information to flow from our brain, spinal cord and various parts of our body. This is what allows us to function in all of our desired daily activities. We can train you to do these exercises until you feel comfortable doing these on your own.
Call Lacey Car Accident & Injury Doctor Now
If you have been involved in any auto accidents, call us now at our chiropractic office in Lacey Olympia WA, and let us help your injuries heal. We have helped many whiplash accident injuries over the years enabling patients back to a healthy life.
We at Warwick Chiropractic have many years helping accident victims heal properly and get the correct treatment they need, but for also providing appropriate documentation to aid successful insurance claims.
Don’t hesitate to call us. We are based in Lacey Olympia WA, and can help you. Call now. Our Lacey car accident & injury doctor is here to help.
What Should You Do if You’ve Been in an Accident?
Go to the ER
Get a Full Check Up
These injuries need to be treated as soon as possible by our Lacey Olympia car accident doctor because they will likely heal improperly, and cause issues many months or years later.
There have been many causes of soft tissue injuries, such as fiber tears in the muscles healing badly, which cause adhesions and trigger points, where the muscles begin to knot and spasm.
Once this occurs, pressure is put on the spine and joints which compresses them. This compression leads to disc dysfunction and degeneration. Once at the degeneration stage, there’s little that can be done, and it becomes a pain management issue.
So getting quick treatment not only prevents future problems, but it also means your treatment is documented at the time, and thus any insurance claims have a better chance of success. If you have problems 5 years down the line because of untreated injuries, insurance may not help you.
We can help you at Warwick Chiropractic by our Lacey Olympia car accident doctor, and get you back on the road to recovery.
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Such a doctor could be an orthopedic, chiropractor, or pain management doctor. Each of these doctors specialize in different ways, and sometimes it could be a team effort to help you regain full health.
For example, if you have a lot of pain, the chiropractor might not be able to treat you as effectively. So if you see a pain management doctor, he can prescribe medication to help manage the pain, which enables the chiropractor to do his job in actually fixing the problem. Any and all documentation you receive pertaining to your treatment, you need to keep and collate together in order to present a claim for insurance.