One common neck injury is a sprain. This is also known as "whiplash."
Whiplash is an all-too-common consequence of the more than one million rear-end collisions that take place in the United States every year. Although the classic symptoms of whiplash (headache, dizziness, neck, shoulder, jaw and/or arm pain) may subside after a few weeks of appropriate care, it's estimated that nearly one in four cases will become chronic, resulting in long-term discomfort and disability.
Chiropractic may offer the best opportunity for relief from the pain of whiplash, according to a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine. Ninety-three patients with chronic whiplash symptoms were divided into three groups based upon the nature and severity of their symptoms. All 93 patients received an average of 19.3 chiropractic adjustments over the study period (about four months).
Results showed that two of the three groups (patients with neck pain, restricted neck range of motion and/or neurological symptoms) improved under chiropractic care, with 85.5% reporting "some benefit," 33.5% improving by two symptom grades, and 31% being relieved of all symptoms.
If you or a loved one is suffering from whiplash, make an appointment with Dr. Elgendy today. As the authors of this study conclude, when it comes to treating whiplash,"chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment.
"Reference: Khan S, Cook J, Gargan M, et al. Asymptomatic classification of whiplash injury and the implications for treatment. Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine 1999: Vol. 21
Auto insurance is accepted for those who have been injured in a car accident as long as you have MED PAY coverage. At your initial appointment, please try to have your claim number, adjuster name and number, where to send claims and the insurance name.
If you have hired an attorney, please bring their information to your first visit. We will work on an ATTORNEY LIEN for your auto accident case.
If the injuries you suffered are the result of an accident that was caused by the other party, and you did not hire an attorney yet, their insurance will usually want you to be treated on your own, where you will have to pay for your own treatment.
AND, once you finish your treatments they will offer you a settlement which will usually include a reimbursement of your treatment cost and lost wages if any, etc.
Usually this will be very costly for you, because you will need to get proper diagnostic imaging testing, referrals to other specialists, and cost of chiropractic treatments.
We work with few excellent attorneys in Riverside, who will give you a FREE CONSULTATION, if you would like to hire one to represent your case.
We also offer financing through CareCredit Financing, which can be another option to pay for the treatment you need and want!
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Headaches are as different as the individuals who endure the pain they bring. If there was only one contributing factor to headaches, treatment would be easy. However, it is not that simple. Headaches can also be one of the symptoms of an auto accident injury.
Tension headaches are the most common, affecting up to 95% of the population. These headaches are caused by contracting muscles in the neck, head, and back. The contractions rob the muscles of oxygen, causing them to send pain signals to the brain. Triggers of tension headaches include emotional stress, poor sitting posture, gripping a telephone between the shoulder and head, and driving in heavy traffic.
When suffering from headaches, the only thing that matters for you is getting relief.
Dr. Elgendy can help. She is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating headaches.
There are common signs that you need to be checked by a chiropractor after an auto accident:
Neck and shoulder pain and stiffness, tingling and numbness in arms and hands
Lower Back Pain and Stiffness, tingling and numbness in legs or feet
Dizziness or Nausea,
Low Energy, Fatigue,
Irregular sleep patterns