If you have ever been in a auto accident and received whiplash, you may have been given pain killers at the Urgent Care of Emergency Room as “treatment”. However, pain killers only masks the symptoms you feel from your auto accident injury, and whiplash treatment is actually far more extensive than swallowing a pill. First, let’s go through and explain what type of auto accident injury whiplash is.
What is Whiplash Really?
Whiplash is the most common auto accident injury received by victims of the collision. Your body experiences extreme movements and trauma at event just 5mph when hit by another 2000 lbs vehicle. This trauma causes soft tissue damage. Soft tissue damage is micro tears in you soft tissue and muscles causing inflammation. In addition to soft tissue damage, your spine may have been pushed out of alignment. Your spinal ligaments may be pressing into muscles in unnatural ways if it is not in the correct position.
What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?
Symptoms of whiplash present themselves in various forms. Examples of symptoms are as follows:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
Whiplash symptoms may not present themselves immediately following an auto accident. Symptoms can arise after 24 hours up to a week after an accident. If you’ve been in a car accident recently and are experiencing the above symptoms, it is likely a result of the accident and not sleeping on the wrong side of the bed.
Whiplash Treatment Solutions: Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy
If you are looking for real treatment for your auto accident injuries and not just pain medication, chiropractic care is the best treatment for whiplash injuries. Here at RxWellness, are chiropractors are trained auto accident doctors. This means they are the top professionals when it comes to treating whiplash. Chiropractors specialize in realigning the spine and healing soft tissue injuries. We also use massage therapy and physical therapy to promote healing, strengthen muscles, and get back your range of motion from the auto accident. Our physical therapy includes chiropractic care, because once your spine is properly aligned, your muscles will support a correct spine versus unnatural positions.
How to Cover the Cost of Your Auto Accident Injury
There are several ways that you can pay for your whiplash injury treatment.
First, if you were not at fault in the car accident, you may not have to pay out of pocket. Retrieve the third-party (liable party) auto insurance information and get a claim number. Present the claim number to us at RxWellness Spine & Health and we will work with the insurance company
Second, if you were at fault or are the victim of a hit and run, you may have medical coverage under your auto insurance policy plan. Call your representative and ask if you have Med-Pay or PIP coverage. You will also be given a claim number to present to us at your initial consultation.
Third, we do accept health insurance. When you come to your auto injury examination we will check your health insurance benefits.
We Do NOT Accept:
- HMO plans
We DO Accept:
- BlueCross BlueShield
If you do not see your health insurance listed, we gladly accept assignment and will look up your benefits.
About RxWellness Spine & Health| Serving Reston & Herndon
RxWellness Spine & Health has been serving the Reston and Herndon area for over 25 years. Our auto accident doctors are trained chiropractors specializing in treating whiplash and other soft tissue injuries. Our services include Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, and Physical Therapy. To set up a consultation call us today at 703-904-9666.