Suffering from Whiplash?

auto injuries are commonly helped by seeing a chiropractor

Have you experienced a whiplash? Most car accidents are rear-end collisions. Each of which vary in severity. Many of our patients that are involved in rear-end collisions don’t even realize they have received injuries until weeks or months post-impact. Their medical doctors do not always acknowledge injuries that occur at lower speeds, but research today says differently. If you have been injured in an accident our Omaha chiropractor will help you understand the options that you have.

To have success with a whiplash injury it’s important to work with a provider that understands the problem. Our team has experience with these types of injuries, so if you have recently been injured it’s important to get your spine checked as soon as possible. The sooner that you start care the less chance you have of developing long-term problems.


Whiplash in Omaha

Whiplash injuries are a serious matter. The results can be devastating if an injury of this caliber is left untreated. What’s unfortunate is that most people don’t even realize they are injured until long after the accident. By the time many people realize they are in need of help, their problems have escalated into a much greater condition.

Injuries tend to be more significant when your headrest is positioned too low. In the instance where your headrest is positioned too low, it can act as an acceleration point when you are hit from behind. A 5 mph impact can result in your head whipping back at a much higher rate of speed causing greater injury.

Statistically, significant improvement was noted for 93% of the 28 patients studied in the Woodward study while under chiropractic care. In the research study chiropractic care consisted of spinal manipulation, PNF, and cryotherapy. Many of the patients were treated prior to the study with NSAIDS, soft collars, and physiotherapy.

We have experience helping individuals suffering from symptoms of a whiplash injury. Call today to see if chiropractic care can help you.


Motor Vehicle Accidents: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

A motor vehicle accident (MVA) can cause serious injury from the collision or trauma from impacting the inside of your vehicle.

Helpful Tips:

  • Apply ice to injured tissues (NOT heat). Ice can help decrease swelling and pain and may also prevent further tissue damage. Use an ice pack, or put crushed ice in a plastic bag. Cover it with a towel and apply to your injured area for 15 to 20 minutes every hour, or as directed by hospital/EMS personnel.
  • Activity modification (decreased activity) may be necessary; however discomfort can increase after long periods of inactivity; e.g. 1st thing in the morning or after prolonged periods of sitting. Use gentle stretching to loosen your muscles.
  • Due to the nature of connective tissue injuries (whiplash), increased discomfort/pain and new symptoms can occur the following day(s) and is common.
  • Temporary disability/ time off from work may be necessary.
  • After discharge, consult with a qualified doctor, trained in triage and coordination of care.

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Call 911 if you have nausea and vomiting that does not get better or you have new or worsening chest pain or shortness of breath.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is treatment after an auto injury covered under Nebraska auto insurance state laws?

Yes, ALL insurance policies are required to provide coverage in the event of injuries received as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Report the accident to your insurance company to receive a claim # to initiate care.

Why do I feel worse the next day or even the following days after my accident?   

Because of the body’s fight or flight reaction to a traumatic event, you are able to function immediately after an accident, sometimes with minimal pain, which allows you to seek safety. This ‘adrenaline rush’ is critical and overrides pain receptors but once it subsides, the full extent of your injuries begins to surface.

When should I seek follow-up treatment/ care?

Immediately. Addressing the injury complex as soon as possible provides pain relief, initiates the recovery process, and decreases the likelihood of permanent injury/impairment and chronic pain.

Do I need a referral from my Primary Care Physician (PCP) for care?

NO, treatment from a Chiropractor trained in Primary Spine Care does NOT require a referral from your PCP…however, seek a doctor trained and qualified to coordinate care with your PCP.

 Bought to you by the Omaha Wellness Care, Primary Spine Care- Trauma Division

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