Car Accidents - Prompt Injury Care
For many people, becoming involved in a car accident is a scary thing. You’re probably thinking, was it my fault? Was it the other drivers fault? How much damage is there to my car? Where will I get it fixed?
Another important question that you need to ask yourself right away is – Did this auto accident cause injuries in any way?
You see, for some, the injury may occur instantly. There may be broken bones. There may be a trip to the emergency room at the hospital. But, for many others, the pain comes on slowly and steadily. In fact, you may not have any pain after the car accident. Often, the pain only starts after a day or two.
Injuries resulting from car accidents can can “whiplash” effects. They can cause damage of the joints, muscles, nerves and soft tissues. However, it can take some time for the swelling and pain to start. Once the pain begins, it can feel like a dull ache, a sharp pain or even numbness and tingling.
The symptoms can become more severe over a short time and it is usually then that those injuries cause you to begin searching for a chiropractor near you.
Auto Accidents - Treatment of Pain and Injury
Those who suffer from injuries after an auto accident often wonder who they should call and make an appointment with. They often wonder, Should I call my family doctor? Should I see a chiropractor? Who can help me relieve the pain I have?
Fortunately, Dr. Brent Ungar, a chiropractor in Canton Ohio has answered many of those questions for patients. After decades of treating thousands of patients from around the Stark County area, he is able to evaluate your condition to determine if chiropractic treatment is right for you.
Injuries from accidents can be disabling and Dr. Ungar has evaluated and treated many with various injuries including:
Whiplash Treatment by a Chiropractor
The term “whiplash” comes from the fast back and forth motion of the neck during an accident. The extreme motion can cause injuries to the muscles, joints, nerves and discs of the neck and upper back. Whiplash is often associated with pain, headaches, dizziness, radiating symptoms and weakness.
Chiropractic Care for Headaches
One condition that can arise from injuries following a car accident is headaches. Due to injuries of the muscles and nerves in the neck area, headaches can become quite severe. Patients with headaches following injuries often complain of throbbing pain, difficulty with sleep, lack of concentration and visual changes.
Low Back Injury Treatment by a Chiropractor
Auto accidents can also result in injuries to the lower back and spine. This can result from injury to the muscles, joints or discs of the lower back region. The intervertebral discs of the low back and buldge or even herniate causing a great deal of problems. Injured discs require specific treatment that chiropractors can offer.
How We Treat Neck Pain and Auto Injuries
We have treated many patients after they have been involved in auto accidents. If you, or someone you love, has been involved in a car accident, have them call us to speak with Dr Ungar.
Our typical process involves:
Obtaining a thorough history of the problem and health history of the patient
Performing a complete examination of the patient
Obtaining any diagnostic tests (if necessary) to better understand the problem
Discussing the diagnosis with you
Reviewing the findings and treatment options with you
If we feel that we can help your problem and you decide to begin with a treatment plan, we will work with you to help resolve your problem.