Chiropractic Treatment For Milwaukee Car Accident Victims
The Wisconsin DOT reported nearly 120,000 Wisconsin auto accidents in 2013, and unfortunately two thirds of these car accidents resulted in some type of injury to the drivers and passengers. Even a minor fender bender can cause injury, although many victims often don’t begin to experience symptoms until several days after a collision. In fact, the seriousness of auto accidents are oftentimes not immediately obvious because the structural changes that can occur don’t cause problems until weeks or even years down the road.
For this reason, we recommend that drivers and occupants involved in a motor vehicle accident be examined as soon as possible after the accident to determine how their bodies have been impacted by the collision, no matter the severity of their symptoms. As a Milwaukee car accident chiropractor, Dr. Way is specially trained in identifying and treating injuries before complications appear. By seeking prompt chiropractic treatment following an auto accident, patients can reduce their rehabilitation time and improve the likelihood of making a complete recovery. Read more
Milwaukee Chiropractor For Car Accidents
Car accidents are one of those things that everyone thinks will never happen to them until it does. Nearly 18,000 auto accidents happen every day in the US and like many patients who come to us seeking a chiropractor after a auto accident will tell you, they can ruin your day like nothing else.
It might happen on the morning commute to work when a driver who’s morning coffee hasn’t kicked in reacts too slowly to the brake lights ahead of them. It might happen on the way home from a night out when a deer decides to suddenly run across the road at the last second, leading to a multi-car pileup.
Your Body Is More Important Than Your Vehicle
However it happens, the first reaction most Milwaukee auto accident victims have is to worry about the damage done to their automobile. Dents and dings can be repaired; your priority needs to be on YOU and your HEALTH. It’s important to remember that permanent injury and the pain and suffering that accompany it can occur even with “minor” fender benders at speeds as low as 5mph. Furthermore, multiple studies have shown that the amount of damage to an automobile bears little correlation to the force applied to the spine of the passengers. In other words, the damage done to your body is rarely consistent with the damage done to your vehicle. Read more
Milwaukee Auto Accident Chiropractor
It’s not uncommon to experience back pain or neck pain following a car accident. In fact, the majority of motor vehicle accident victims tend to report at least some degree of pain and discomfort within the first few days after the accident. Auto accidents and the whiplash and spinal injuries that accompany them can be extremely serious, and research has shown that without proper care their devastating effects can last a lifetime. Read more
Whiplash: What Is It?
Whiplash is the term applied to injuries where the neck is rapidly jolted into flexion and then extension, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most commonly seen in people involved in auto accidents, but it can also result from sports injuries, falls, workplace accidents, and other traumatic incidents. It’s a condition we see often in our office from patients seeking a Milwaukee chiropractor.
Due to their complex nature and extensive impact on peoples’ daily lives, few topics in health care are discussed as frequently as whiplash injuries. Unlike broken bones or other traumatic injuries, whiplash injuries usually involve an unpredictable combination of nervous system, muscle, joint and connective tissue disorders. Because of this, whiplash is commonly misunderstood and can be confusing for patients. Read more
Most people have heard of whiplash, a medical complaint caused when one’s neck is rapidly flexed and then overextended. While the majority of whiplash sufferers will find that their pain resolves with conservative treatment within three months, in some cases without treatment the symptoms of a whiplash injury may become a chronic problem.
The good news is that the symptoms of whiplash are not something that must be put up with for the rest of one’s life as there are a number of treatment options that can both relieve the immediate pain and prevent complications long-term. Read more