Auto Injuries in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
When you are involved in an auto accident or work accident and rightfully wish to collect financial compensation, you must first have proof that you were medically damaged.
During a crash, your body is subjected to great forces that it simply wasn’t built to handle. These forces place strain and stresses on your neck, shoulder, and back and can actually cause injury to the ligaments that hold your spine together. A crash can cause a wide variety of pain symptoms, which may or may not appear immediately. After a thorough and meticulous screening of your condition, our chiropractors will consult with you as well as with your lawyer, if applicable, regarding our medical findings which will include a complete diagnosis and recommended treatment strategy.
The Mechancis of a Rear-End Collision
During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don’t perfectly align with the curve of your spine, the car seat can put inconsistent pressure on your lower back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the structures that hold your spine together. This type of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated promptly. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.
You don’t have to suffer from back pain. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what’s causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (301) 576-0500 and we’ll get you back on the road to health.
Importance of Early Treatment
With all of the auto injury patients we’ve treated over the years, we’ve seen many folks suffering from chronic pain caused by an old collision. In fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end collisions result in pain and disability even ten years after the crash. Our goal at AmeriWell Clinics is to help you avoid developing chronic pain by quickly restoring the natural function of your spine soon after a crash.
The most common causes of chronic pain are the reduced mobility of your spine and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your spine can easily be injured during a crash, and chiropractic works by reducing inflammation and restoring normal motion.
Common Symptoms of Auto Accident Trauma
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During a crash, the head is often whipped around violently and that can easily injure the cervical spine. However, Dr. Ali R. Ramezan and his team of elite chiropractors work with many auto injury patients, and has years of experience diagnosing and treating these cases. Even a “minor” crash can result in serious injury, like ligament sprains. This can lead to chronic pain and disability if not treated properly. In fact, research shows that early treatment is the best way to prevent long-term symptoms. Chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy are effective because they help restore the healthy, normal function of your nervous system…without drugs or surgery.
Here are some of the symptoms Dr. Ali R. Ramezan and his team of elite chiropractors see in our auto injury patients:
- Chronic Pain
- Dizziness or Vertigo
- Jaw Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain (Whiplash)
- Radicular Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Auto Accident Chiropractic Care FAQs
If you’ve suffered physical impacts as a result of a car, truck, or motorcycle crash, know that your auto injuries may significantly benefit from chiropractic care. At Ameriwell Clinics, we regularly treat patients who have suffered injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents. The impact of a collision tends to wreak havoc on the neck, spine, shoulders, and chest.
If you’re interested in seeking chiropractic care for your injuries but you’re hesitating for any reason, know that we’re more than happy to answer your questions, clarify your concerns, and discuss your needs more broadly. Before you pick up the phone, consider browsing some of the most frequently asked questions that we field from our patients. This effort will give you a strong general sense of why chiropractic care is often a go-to for auto accident injury victims. Once we learn about your situation uniquely, we can provide you with more personalized guidance and assistance.
How Soon After an Accident Should I Seek Chiropractic Care?
After you’ve sustained injuries in an auto accident, it is important to seek emergency medical assistance, if necessary. If you have “only” sustained soft tissue injuries, a trip to an urgent care facility or to your primary care provider’s office may suffice. These facilities can ensure that your injuries are fully assessed and properly diagnosed.
In either event, it’s ideal to start seeking chiropractic care as soon as you can following your initial diagnostic workup. The sooner that you connect with the capable team at Ameriwell Clinics, the sooner we can begin drawing up a treatment plan to address your auto injuries.
Can Chiropractic Care Treat Old Accident Injuries?
Sometimes, an accident injury victim will start experiencing pain, stiffness, and/or range of motion issues long after they believed that their crash-related injuries had healed. Know that chiropractic care can significantly help in addressing many “old” kinds of injury manifestations.
What if I Have Other Medical Conditions?
It is relatively rare that a chronic medical condition prevents patients from benefitting from chiropractic care. Nevertheless, you’ll want to check with your care team to see if your providers have any concerns about pursuing a chiropractic treatment plan before committing to this course of care. Similarly, if you have sustained an acute injury, you’ll want to seek clearance from your care team before consulting with a chiropractor, just to confirm whether you need to observe any specific precautions.
Can My Child Benefit from Chiropractic Care After a Crash?
Chiropractic care benefits know no age limit. If your child has been impacted by auto injuries, it is certainly possible that they could benefit from chiropractic care.
Do I Need a Referral to Seek Post-Accident Chiropractic Care?
The question of whether you’ll need a referral before your insurance company will cover some or all of your chiropractic care costs is a question for your insurance provider. Some insurance companies require referrals and others don’t. If our business office can help to clarify this issue for you, our team will certainly do what it can to help!
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Take the First Step Toward Recovery
If you’ve been injured in an accident as a result of recklessness, negligence, a defective product or other fault, you should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible so that your health does not deteriorate, and you have the proof that you need to seek deserved monetary compensation.
At AmeriWell Clinics, we not only diagnose and treat injuries caused by accidents, we also refer our clients (if desired) to personal injury lawyers who we trust and have previously been involved with.
Many times injuries are hidden, or are underestimated, so please call us today for a free consultation at (301) 576-0500, or email us. We also provide free legal referrals to our patients who are suffering from accident-related injuries.