Even a minor automobile accident can have major effects on your health! When one automobile is struck by another, thousands of pounds of force are exerted on the neck & spine.
Whiplash occurs when the head and neck are thrown or “snapped” back and forth very quickly.
The painful result is injury to the ligaments, soft tissue, and discs of the neck and spine. Whiplash also causes impingement, stretching, or irritation of the nerves and the spinal cord.
Whiplash can also cause headaches, numbness, pins and needles in the face, chest, arms or hands, anxiety, neck pain, back pain, ear ringing, dizziness, hearing loss and/or blurred vision.
Too many people who have been in a traumatic automobile accident do not receive the proper care. That is the reason why over half of the accident victims never completely recover from their injuries and may live on pain killers for years to endure repeated surgery. Valley Physical Medicine can make the difference between true recovery and healing or lingering pain and disability.
Insurance companies realize the many advantages of our treatments. This treatment is generally covered in full by auto insurance policies whether you are a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian… and regardless of who is at fault. Our clinic will assist you in dealing with insurance paper work and filling a claim with your insurance company.
Anyone who has been in a traumatic automobile accident, even if there are no obvious symptoms, should have an examination. The damage from spinal nerve stress may take months or even years to surface. A simple exam and proper treatment can save an accident victim from much pain and disability later.
Call Valley Physical Medicine today at (910) 354-2166 for an appointment or to discuss any aspect of your post accident healing process if you have been involved in an automobile accident.