Injury Rehabilitation – Car Accident Injuries – Auto Accidents
If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of auto accident in Henrico VA or another area of Richmond, don’t assume that you escaped personal injury if you are not currently in severe pain. I have been treating cases of trauma for the past 16 years and have a great deal of knowledge treating sprain/strain injuries.
Too often people don’t seek treatment after a car accident because they don’t feel badly 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. This is exactly what happens in an auto accident.
Whiplash and personal injuries need to be taken very seriously. 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.
Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the personal 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 from neck pain, sometimes headaches, lower back pain and other symptoms.
Personal Injuries, Richmond VA
As a result of a personal injury in auto accident, permanent mechanical changes to your body can occur, such as lose of the normal curvature of the neck (which may cause neck pain or upper back pain) as well as premature development of degenerative joint disease.
Timely chiropractic care and chiropractic services can help avoid long-lasting pain and health complications. Chiropractor will examine your body after a car accident, evaluate your health condition, perform chiropractic adjustments if needed and make other recommendation on future treatment.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Richmond, call us at Henrico chiropractors Dr. Geskie and Dr. Dee for a free consultation about personal injury.
Call First Choice Chiropractic at (804) 726 6810