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Whiplash Care at Advantage Chiropractic

auto accident neck painWhiplash is a common injury often resulting from car accidents or slips and falls on ice. This type of injury involves an overstretching of the muscles in the neck, typically at the base of the head. As these muscles are attached to the bones, whiplash can lead to muscle strains and misalignments of the spinal vertebrae, known as subluxations.

The Impact of Whiplash

If severe enough, whiplash can affect the ligaments connecting the bones, causing sprain strain injuries. This can snowball, affecting the nerves and causing neck, back, and lower back pain. In some cases, the impact of a rear-end collision, for example, can cause pelvis twisting, leading to pain in multiple areas.

Recognizing the Symptoms

After a traumatic event, adrenaline levels often rise, which can mask the symptoms of whiplash. Most people don’t feel the effects of the injury until a few hours after the accident, but more often than not, symptoms become noticeable the following day.

A Thorough Exam and Comprehensive Care

The first step in treating whiplash is conducting a thorough examination, including X-ray evaluations and neurological tests, to ensure it’s safe to proceed with treatment. Once approved, Dr. Mark provides care that can involve adjustments and various physical therapy modalities to help the body begin to heal.

In addition to physical treatment, nutritional support can play a significant role in recovery. Certain products can help reduce inflammation and assist the body in repairing and rebuilding after a severe trauma.

Helping You Heal & Manage Post-Accident Stress

Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be stressful, not just physically but also mentally. Once you’ve reported your accident, we help to minimize this stress by assisting you through the process of the paperwork as well as your appointment scheduling to help get you back to feeling good again again!

With 27 years of experience in St. Cloud, we are well-versed in dealing with cases like whiplash. In Minnesota, we operate under a no-fault insurance system, which ensures that your automobile insurance should cover any chiropractic care needed after an accident, regardless of who was at fault.

Additionally, if there’s a need for further diagnostics such as MRI or CT scans, your insurance should cover these expenses as long as they are related to your accident. This arrangement alleviates the stress of financial concerns, allowing you to focus solely on your recovery. Once you’ve informed your insurance company and received a claim number, we handle all the billing procedures. Our goal is to make your recovery process as smooth as possible.

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If you’ve been in an accident, contact us right away. We can provide the healing help you need to get your life back.

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Whiplash Care St. Cloud MN | (320) 251-1080