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Auto Accidents

Dr Jamaal consulting with a patientWhether you find yourself involved in a low-speed fender bender or high-speed collision it’s important to get checked by a chiropractor as soon as possible.

In an accident, your body is going from moving very fast to a sudden stop. Or more commonly, if you’re sitting at a stop and someone hits you, you go from a stop to a sudden quick motion.

Your spine is made up of multiple smaller segments that can each individually move. When your muscles are yanked during an accident they don’t have a chance to stabilize. Just as an adjustment can quickly put your bone back in place, an abrupt motion that occurs during an accident also can put your bones out of place. Ligaments and tissues surrounding the spine can become damaged and whiplash is a common injury.

How Chiropractic Can Help

Drug-free and non-invasive chiropractic adjustments can help in the overall healing of your body to make sure your spine heals correctly. Specifically, chiropractic can address herniated/bulging discs and whiplash.

“I encourage people to get into our practice as quickly as possible after a car accident, so they have fewer long-term effects,” said Dr. Jamaal.

What Happens If I Delay Seeking Care?

Unfortunately, many patients have come in later on after their pain has slowly gotten worse from a car accident they had years ago. Various issues can crop up. “For example, if I look at someone’s neck and they have clear ligament damage-I can see that because the bones aren’t stacked up as they should be; one can be pretty far shifted forward or backward on top of the other,” said Dr. Jamaal.

Bone spurs and thinning of the discs are both signs of degenerative arthritis that accelerated because of that car accident-because the person never got it treated.

FAQs

Do you take X-rays on-site?

Yes. If we see a fracture on an X-ray we can refer you out for care.

Can you assist with insurance and paperwork related to my case?

Yes, and we also handle personal injury cases.

I don’t have an attorney. Can you refer me to one?

Yes, we have relationships with several attorneys in town that we can refer you to.

Book an Appointment

If you’ve been in an auto accident, it’s important to seek care right away. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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Auto Accident Chiropractor Muddy Creek, South West Winston-Salem NC | (336) 968-1174