Car Accident Injuries
Canyon Creek Chiropractic in Cottonwood Heights Can Help You Find Relief
Different Auto Accident Injuries We Treat
A 2011 study by the University of Virginia’s Center for Applied Biomechanics found that seat-belted female drivers in actual crashes had a 47 percent higher chance of serious injuries than belted male drivers in comparable collisions. For moderate injuries, that difference rose to 71 percent.
Your normal neck curve should look like an open-C. If the neck muscles are injured and spasming, it will often look straight, or in more severe cases, a reversed-C curve. It is important that you treat the whiplash properly right away, rather than wait for it to heal. This is because it will often heal misaligned. If it does, it will most likely cause further issues as you age, leading to chronic pain.
Cervical Spine Injury
Whiplash is defined as an injury to the cervical spine caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward, and in the case of auto-injuries, usually both. This can lead to neck stiffness/pain, misalignment of the normal vertebral anatomy, headaches, disorientation, nausea, and more.
Utah is a No-Fault State — Here’s What That Means For You:
Being in a car accident is scary, but dealing with the pain and the insurance companies afterward can be even worse. Because Utah is a no-fault state, after most traffic accidents, an injured person’s own insurance company will be responsible for providing you or any passenger with coverage for medical expenses and lost income, no matter who was at fault for the accident. It is called PIP (Personal Injury Protection) and the usual amount is $3,000 that you usually will have available for your medical expenses, with no increase to your insurance premiums.
Schedule a Professional Examination
Oftentimes, you may feel little to no pain after an accident. That is very normal, especially since you are likely to have experienced quite an adrenaline release. It is usually within the following days that you begin to notice some pain or discomfort. It should be noted that your body is remarkably adept at handling pain and you will frequently never even feel any, even though there is an underlying problem. It is not until the illness/injury is more advanced that you will even realize you have a problem. So, it is always a good idea to be examined by a professional in order to determine if there is, in fact, a need for care.
More Than 20 Years of Experience
At Canyon Creek Chiropractic, you can rest assured that you will be dealing with a physician who has more than 20 years of experience taking care of patients that were injured in a car accident and will help you navigate the best course of care. If there was damage to the solid structure of your vehicle, it stands to reason that the same impact of energy went through your body. Why not get yourself checked?
If you’ve been in a car accident, give us a call today at Canyon Creek Chiropractic in Cottonwood Heights at (801) 943-0932 and find out what options are available to you. Let us help lead you down the road to recovery right away.