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Auto Injuries

Auto Injuries

Auto Accident?

There are some important things you should know if you have been in a car accident in Minneapolis or anywhere, for that matter…

50% of automobile accident victims sustain injuries to the low back, and of these, 15% develop serious nerve damage.
~Hirsch, M.D., Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, UMDNJ in Orthopedic Clinic of NA Oct. 1998.

According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 1/3 of all claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVA's) seek treatment from doctors of chiropractic. This is an impressive number given that the National Safety Council (NSC) has determined there to be more than 12 million MVA's annually involving more than 20 million vehicles.

The reason individuals like yourself choose chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in MVA's is simple - chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with MVA's are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it's only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice.

Many studies have also found individuals injured in MVA's prefer chiropractic care for the treatment of their injuries. One such study evaluated 190 whiplash injury victims and found those who received chiropractic care reported treatment satisfaction of 100%.

* Balla JI, Iansek R. Headaches arising from disorders of the cervical spine. In: Hopkins A, ed. Headache: Problems in Diagnosis and Management. London: WB Saunders; 1988.

Additional symptoms may include: Stiff or painful Neck, Loss of Neck Motion, Back Pain, Numbness/Tingling in Limbs, Dizziness/Loss of Balance, Muscle Spasm/Swelling, Ringing in Ears, Early Arthritis, Bursitis, Neuritis, Tendonitis, Nervous Anxiety, Double Vision, Night Blindness, Painful Joints, and Nausea.
Even the most minor automobile accident can have major effects on your body. When we are involved in motor vehicle accidents, thousands of pounds of force are exerted on the body, most notably the neck and spine.

Cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) injuries, more commonly referred to as Whiplash, occur when the head and neck are thrown or "snapped" back and forth very quickly. The result of this injury is damage to the ligaments, muscle, and discs of the neck and spine.

CAD injuries also cause impingement, stretching and irritation of the local nerves and spinal cord. This can result in headaches, numbness, tingling in the face, arms or hands. Whiplash injuries can also result in neck pain, back pain, ear ringing, dizziness, hearing loss and blurred vision.

So often when we are injured in a car accident we do not seek care, this results in many accident victims never completely recovering from the injuries and are forced later in life to endure surgeries or resort to pain medications.

Chiropractic care can be the difference between true recovery vs. lingering pain and long-term disability.

At Inver Grove Chiropractic we take these injuries very seriously. Through our treatment protocols we are able to restore nervous system function, heal sore and damaged muscles and ligaments, and aid in a complete recovery after your accident.

Insurance companies realize the importance of Chiropractic care and treatment is generally covered in full whether you are the driver, passenger, or a pedestrian and regardless of who is at fault. At Inver Grove Chiropractic, we bill your insurance directly to save you the time and make the process as simple as possible for you, allowing you to focus on recovery.

Anyone who has been in an automobile accident, even if there are no obvious symptoms should be examined by a professional who has experience dealing with these injuries. A complete examination performed by a Chiropractor can save you from a lifetime of pain and suffering. For all your auto accident injuries take the time to get the care you need at Inver Grove Chiropractic. Don’t wait! Call our office right away so we can begin helping you and take the stress of being in an Automobile Accident away!