you were involved in an automobile accident, it is essential
you seek consultation from a doctor who is trained to examine
the spine and related soft-tissue areas. Prompt
attention to any of your injuries you're suffering from is very important
in the healing process and helps avoid problems which could
develop at a later date and not be as readily treatable.
Clinical research has shown the injuries may not be felt
for several hours, days and in rare cases even months following
Signs and Symptoms of an Automobile
- Shoulder and Arm Pain
- Numbness, tingling and weakness
- Whiplash (see below)
- Lower Back Pain
- Leg pain, numbness and/or tingling
- Stress/emotional complaints
At Eastside Allied Health,
LLC we can help you get started
- Offering same-day appointments
- Accepting attorney
- Filing your paperwork and/or insurance
documenting your injuries
"Whiplash" is the common name given to an
injury where there is a hyperextension (increased backward
motion), hyper flexion (increased forward motion) injury
to the cervical (neck) spine. Its name comes from the
fact that the spine is held in place in the mid back
by the attachment of the rib cage. Any movement, therefore,
as in the case of an auto accident, commonly results
in the neck being "whipped" forward
or backward or sideways in relationship to the rib
A typical example of a common injury to the neck region
is illustrated in the rear end collision (see below).
The driver, not suspecting such an incident, is relaxed.
The force from behind causes the head to quickly flip
backwards and then thrust forward by the deceleration
(quick stopping) motion.
This type of rapid movement and the manner in which
the head is thrust about has been termed "whiplash".
Many injuries of this nature
are not immediately felt by the injured person. Authorities estimate that the
injuries may not be felt for several hours, days and
in rare cases even months of years following the incident.
Reactions from this type of injury could be: headaches,
neck pain, visual disturbances, shoulder and arm pain/tingling
and restriction of movement.
Many victims attempt to treat
the neck injury with home remedies increasing the possibility
of further injury.
It is absolutely essential to have
an examination by a doctor who is trained to examine
the spine and related structures, and who understands
the dynamics of the "whiplash" injury
in order to rule out, or diminish, future problems.
immediate damage to the muscles and ligaments will
heal with scar formation if not treated properly. The healing will result in tissues that do not have the
same elastic property or ability to stretch and therefore
pain associated with the injury may continue. The
tearing of the ligaments and the trauma to the cervical
spine (neck vertebrae) can result in significant spinal
misalignments, which left undetected and uncorrected,
will result in degenerative changes to the neck region
Chiropractors are particularly
concerned with the structural balance of the spine;
furthermore, careful attention is paid to proper alignment
and mobility of the spine. Prompt attention to any neck or lower
back injury may help avoid many of the symptoms which
could develop at a later date and not be as readily
If you have been involved in an automobile
accident, call us today at (770) 482-1114. Our
staff will set an appointment time that is convenient