At the Cobb Chiropractic Clinic, we have been treating automobile accident victims for over 30 years. We specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of injuries sustained in automobile accidents. We also provide proper documentation of your injuries in the form of detailed narratives and daily reports.
If You are Involved in an Automobile Accident:
First, call the police and have a proper police report filled out. Second, call your insurance company and setup a claim. Third, call Cobb Clinic so you can begin treatment of your injuries immediately.
Tips About Automobile Accidents:
Always remember that if any insurance company recommends another doctor, that doctor either works for them or does not have the patient’s best interest in mind. The recommended doctor may not be an automobile accident injury specialist and may not provide you with the best possible treatment for your injuries.
Initially, never talk to the other parties insurance company, they may want to offer you a quick settlement without giving you a chance to have your injuries treated. Remember they work for the insurance company and not you.
You can only receive compensation for your automobile accident injuries if you have your injuries treated and most importantly, documented. Follow your doctors care plan and do not miss scheduled appointments. Your doctor is the only one who can determine if you have fully recovered from your injuries. Never let anyone else persuade you to stop treatment.
Automobile Accident Education:
Facts about Whiplash Injuries:
- Most injuries occur at speeds under 12 MPH.
- Most vehicles sustain no structural damage.
- More than half of the vehicles involved in low speed rear impact collisions sustain no damage.
- There is no correlation between vehicle damage and severity of injury.
What does this Mean?
To sum it all up, this means that most injuries from automobile accidents are a result of crashes at low speeds with little to no damage to the vehicle. Most importantly, these facts are all supported by documented research.
Top Five Automobile Accident Myths:
- Low speed crashes do not cause injury.
- Injuries heal in 6-12 weeks.
- No damage = no injury.
- Greater damage = greater injury.
- Accident reconstructionists can predict injuries.
Insurance companies and their defense lawyers try to reduce the amount of money an automobile accident victim may receive by using all of the above myths.
Symptoms From Automobile Accident Injuries:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Interscapular pain
- Low back pain
- Sleep disturbance
- Upper limb paresthesia
- Sensitivity to noise
- Impaired concentration
- Blurred vision
- Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
- Upper limb pain
- Upper limb weakness
- Tinnitus (ringing in ears)
- Jaw/facial pain (TMJ)
Why Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic treatment restores the spine from a state of limited range of motion to normal and full range of motion. When the spine cannot move with the normal range of motion, proper nutrients cannot enter the injured joints and help the body fully recover. Chiropractic adjustments maintain proper spinal joint function, allowing the body’s nutrients to enter and assist with healing. When left untreated injured joints can develop disc degeneration, such as osteoarthritis and become a chronic condition that may be bothersome for the rest of your life.
Call Cobb Chiropractic today, and begin proper treatment that will start you on the road to recovery!