Many people make the mistake of delaying medical treatment after an auto accident because they think, “I’ll just wait and see how I feel next week.” Unfortunately this delay may increase your likelihood of developing chronic symptoms.
Seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible after a car accident will not only improve your recovery, it can help with your auto injury claim. A chiropractor can evaluate the extent and nature of your auto injuries, develop a treatment plan, and begin the process of documenting your injury.
At Susquehanna Spine and Joint Center, we have successfully treated hundreds of patients with auto injuries in Lancaster and York County. We will work with your auto insurance or lawyer and get you the best care with no cost to you. Insurances we work with but not limited to are Geico, Allstate, Statefarm, Erie and Nationwide.
After a thorough medical exam, we will develop a tailored treatment plan that consists of chiropractic, spinal decompression, integrated disc therapy, rehabilitation and more.
Here are Some of the Most Common Auto Injuries We Treat:
Neck Pain and Whiplash After Auto Injury
Neck pain is the most common auto injury, affecting up to 90% of auto injury patients. During a crash, inertia causes your body to move back with the seat while your head lags behind. This difference in movement triggers shear forces that can stretch and tear the ligaments and discs of the cervical spine.
Studies show spinal manipulations can prevent the buildup of harmful scar tissue and improve range of motion in patients with whiplash and neck pain after auto injury. Dr. Staker will work to gently heal your neck injury to reduce pain and prevent chronic symptoms.
Headache After Auto Injury:
Most auto injury patients suffer from headache after the collision, and there are many possible causes. The most common headache after auto injury is cervicogenic headache, caused by irritation of the nerves in the cervical spine, or neck. Tension headaches are also common since a collision may cause injuries that result in muscle spasms. Headache can also be a sign of brain injury or vascular injury. Some patients may even feel an exacerbation of migraine symptoms after an auto accident.
Spinal Adjustments has been shown to effectively reduce headache in a number of studies. Dr. Staker can determine the source of your headache to get you out of pain.
Back Pain After Auto Injury:
Back pain is another common auto injury we routinely treat. In rear-end collisions, the car seat can quickly straighten and compress the lumbar spine. This motion can injure nerves, ligaments and discs of the back, leading to tissue damage, inflammation, nerve injury, and pain. At SSJC we us prove spinal decompression, integrated disc therapy, chiropractic, and physical therapy to provide effective relief of back pain and proper healing after the auto injury.
Shoulder Pain After Auto Injury:
Shoulder pain can come from two sources after an auto injury. The first source of shoulder pain is due to direct trauma or injury during the crash. The second source of shoulder pain comes from the neck. An injury to the neck or back can irritate nerves that travel through your shoulder, resulting in pain or numbness. At Susquehanna Spine and Joint Center we will determine your source of pain through a detailed medical exam and determine the appropriate treatment.
Jaw Pain After Auto Injury
Some patients are surprised when they start having jaw pain, even if they didn’t injure their jaw during the car accident. However, patients with whiplash often develop jaw symptoms or TMJ disorders due the inflammation and muscle guarding. Dr. Staker will treat your neck using chiropractic, spinal decompression and rehab to get at the root of your problem.
If you have been injured in a crash please contact Dr. Blake Staker at Susquehanna Spine and Joint Center, Lancaster and York area’s auto accident chiropractor.