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If you do not feel any pain within the first 72 hours after an auto accident, then you did not experience injury.
Sometimes it will take 1-2 weeks before you start feeling all of your symptoms.
Patients contact us for two reasons:
If there is no major damage to your car, then you cannot be seriously injured.Fact:
Most car accident injuries occur at speeds just below 12 mph.
The threshold for neck injuries is a mere 5 mph. So, low speed accidents reflecting “minimal” car damage do not equate with minimal human body injuries, especially whiplash. Whiplash is dependent upon the load transmitted to the neck. In point of fact, low speed collisions make up a significant percentage of the cases handled and paid out by auto insurance companies.
You cannot experience a low back injury from an automobile accident because your low back is fully protected by the car’s seat.
Scientific evidence demonstrates that low back injuries can result from an auto accident. Insurance companies regularly pay for the treatment of low back injuries.
Even without any treatment, most auto and workplace injuries will simply heal “on their own” within 6 to 12 weeks.
Workplace injuries and auto injuries, if not treated early, may not ever heal properly. This can result in permanent pain and disability. Even seemingly minor headaches or neck pain could be indicators of serious injuries which, left untreated, may lead to long term pain or early arthritis
If you, or someone you know, has been in an auto accident or experienced a work related injury, please contact the chiropractic professionals at Keith Clinic West today for more information about treatment options
Q: Do auto insurance companies pay for treatment of people who were injured in accidents?
Q: I was a passenger; will you send the bill to the auto insurance company?
A: Yes, we will send the bill to the auto insurance company
Q: Do I need to go to the hospital before coming to your office?
A: You can come directly to our office without going to the hospital
Q: Does your office take x-rays?
A: Yes; x-rays are often part of evaluation.
Q: I don’t have a lawyer; do I need to get a lawyer?
A: You can be treated at our clinic without having a lawyer
Q: Do I need a referral to your clinic?
A: No, you don’t need a referral from an insurance adjuster, medical personal or attorney to be treated at our office. If you have any questions about the insurance process, please call us and we will be happy to assist you.
Whiplash is often associated with motor vehicle accidents in which pain is felt in the cervical region. Though the neck is a very flexible strucure, it can be injured when the weight of the head exceeds the neck’s abiliy to control it’s motion.
Typically, during an auto accident there is a jarring motion to the cervical (neck) area of the spine. In a rear-end collission, for example, the neck may suddenly move backwards and then forwards as the car decelerates quickly. The rapid nature of the back and forth motion resembles the action of a whip; thus “whiplash.”
Whiplash injuries may not be felt until several hours or even days following the incident. In fact, often an accident victim will not even realize there is anything wrong physically until 12 to 24 hours after an auto accident.
Some Common Whiplash Symptoms:
These symptoms may indicate you have experienced damage to the supporting muscles, connective tissue of the neck or back. Torn ligaments, discs and vertebrae often have been literally jarred out of position, causing restriction in neck or back motion, pinched nerves, intervertebral joint and disc damage and more. Examination and early treatment is necessary to avoid ongoing neck or back pain or possibly even permanent impairment of your neck and back.