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If you or a loved one are hurting from being injured in an auto accident, do yourself a big favor and get the help your deserve and learn all you can. The choices you make today may impact your health for the REST of your life! We have helped hundreds of people like you, and know there can be a great deal of confusion and stress after an injury. It is very important to be evaluated right away, and start the appropriate treatment.
Before you settle for less health and recovery than you deserve, get answers to your questions. We find that after an injury, many people don't know what to do, and how to proceed. Call today for a free consultation. You may not know how complicated the proper management of auto accident or other types of injuries can be. Dr. Anderson is an injury specialist. He knows what it takes to get his patients better, how to communicate with insurance professionals and attorneys, and has even provided expert witness testimony in trials. Our patients consistently rate our clinic very high and they appreciate not only the treatment, but also our help with the whole process.
You can meet personally with Dr. Gregg Anderson, the Director of Anderson Chiropractic Clinic, Inc. in Sacramento, and get on the road to your recovery. We will take your care seriously and can help with referrals to other qualified health professionals that you may need as well.
CALL 916-485-5433 for your appointment.
At Anderson Chiropractic Clinic, Inc. you can expect top-quality and professional services including:
Diagnostic Examinations and Digital x-ray Radiography
Medical Referrals / Attorney Referrals
Pain Relief and Corrective Treatment
Attorney Liens Accepted
Modern, Professional Chiropractic Care
To find out more helpful information, read Dr. Anderson's article:
There Is Help For Whiplash Injuries
By Gregg C. Anderson, D.C.
Auto accident injuries can be very serious. Research has demonstrated that their devastating effects can last a lifetime. As a Sacramento chiropractor for over 20 years, I have found that there is a lot of confusion about whiplash. I hope this article helps.
You may be wondering what actually happens with a typical whiplash injury. A whiplash can occur whenever you experience a sudden impact. Most whiplash injuries occur while you are sitting stationary in your car and are rear-ended by another car. In the split second before you can brace yourself, your car is pushed forward. Upon impact, your body is pushed deeply into your seat. Your head, being isolated by your neck delays its reaction while your body quickly reaches the limit of your seat.
Then, in a split second, your head changes directions and moves forward to the limit of your seat belt. Then, at last, your head starts moving backwards in the opposite direction. Because your neck is unrestrained by your seat belt, your head is jerked back and then forward beyond its normal limits. It is this "whipping" action of the head that causes injury to the delicate neck structures.
What's interesting is that it sometimes takes several days, usually about three, before many of the common symptoms such as headaches, neck pain and loss of motion occur. It can take time for the swelling from the micro-tears in the injured ligaments and muscles to accumulate and become irritating. When the integrity of the supportive ligaments is compromised by injury, the muscles get tight to "splint" or guard the injured structures and delicate nerves from further injury.
Over the following few weeks, chemicals released from the injured tissues attract little "spiderman-like" cells to the area called fibroblasts. These cells make a scar or patch material called fibrin to heal and repair the injury. It is essential during these few weeks of repair and healing to restore normal ranges of motion and spinal alignment. If this is not done, the spinal misalignments caused by the injury may end up with a haphazard array of scar tissue that will limit future normal functioning and lead to spinal degeneration.
Specific chiropractic adjustments, therapy and exercise can ensure that you have the best functional restoration. This will greatly decrease the likelihood of chronic pain and stiffness, disc degeneration, and pinched nerves. With stabilization and strengthening of your spinal structures, your vulnerability for future injuries is also decreased. If you have a whiplash, have an examination with a Sacramento chiropractor ASAP!
My Whiplash Story
Way back in 1988, a few years before I was a Sacramento chiropractor, I was driving down Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights, CA in moderate traffic when another driver pulled out quickly from a side street and collided head-on with me and my beloved Honda Civic wagon. My car was "totalled" and my reaction was like many others; first surprise, then anger, then pain. It was truly shocking. Thankfully a CHP officer arrived and took a report, which revealed an all too common finding regarding the guilty driver. He had no license, no insurance and no registration on the car, and according to his statement, was "on my way to get them when this happened."
The first lesson I learned was to always have good insurance including medical payments and uninsured motorist coverage. Thankfully, I did.
Over the next few days, my neck and back became tighter and very sore. I started getting quite irritable and actually depressed. I was fatigued and miserable. Up to that point in my life, I had never felt as bad. A few days later I made it over to Kaiser to get some help. The doctor there looked me over, at my insistence took some x-rays, and then gave me some prescriptions including muscle relaxants and pain-killers. I also managed to get a few physical therapy appointments. The medications took the edge off the pain but made me feel like a strung-out druggy. The physical therapy provided minimal relief that lasted a few hours. After a couple weeks, I was starting to feel a bit hopeless.
I finally called a friend and college roommate from CSU, Chico who had become a chiropractor. He recommended that I come to see him at his office in Tracy. He did a thorough exam, told me exactly what was going on and gave me my first adjustment. For the first time in weeks, I was a happier camper! He referred me to a Sacramento chiropractor who took great care of me, and within a short time, I was feeling much better and full of hope for a good recovery. I was very thankful to have my health back.
The second lesson I learned, of course, was to seek appropriate care for this type of injury.
As a Sacramento chiropractor, I have now had the privilege of helping hundreds of people leave the pain behind, and heal properly from auto accident injuries. These car crash injuries can be very complicated, especially when patients have delayed starting treatment. If you have been injured, do yourself a BIG favor, and call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION. I'm confident that you will really like our clinic.
Anderson Chiropractic Clinic, Inc.
Copyright Gregg C. Anderson, 2009
Chiropractor Sacramento / Sacramento Chiropractic / Auto Accident / Whiplash Injuries
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