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Auto Accident Care at Riverhead Chiropractic Wellness

Have you ever considered the origin of the word “whiplash?”

It’s called that for good reason.

When you’re in an automobile accident, the car suddenly stops or accelerates. Your neck reacts like a whip. The movement can cause serious damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as misalignments of the bones in your neck.

Why See a Chiropractor?

The physical injuries you get from a car accident can sometimes seem like they’re no big deal. There can be underlying issues, however, that aren’t recognizable right after your injury.

It may not be until days, weeks, and months later that you finally start to feel pain, which will continue to worsen. Eventually, disc degeneration, scar tissue, disc disease, and arthritis will set in.

That’s why we recommend that you seek help as quickly as possible after your accident. A chiropractor is well-versed in dealing with the injuries that occur from a motor vehicle accident.

Our Experienced Practitioners

Our comprehensive approach to health care combines chiropractic, massage therapy, trigger point injections, and specific exercises to not only correct the cause of pain and inflammation related to the auto accident but also to improve the general health of our patients. We take the time to understand your unique health care needs and history. Our patient-centered approach has been highly successful in treating auto accident victims.

Our doctors are specially trained in the management of trauma and work-related injuries. In addition, they are prepared to provide credible presentations in the form of medical narrative reports, depositions, and testimony if needed.

Man with sore neck from car accident

Woman with sore neck

The Common Problems after an Accident

An auto accident does not have to be severe to produce disabling symptoms. Many whiplash injuries, for example, occur during low-speed collisions in which there is little or no visible damage to the car. Pain can occur immediately or take hours, weeks, or even years to develop. Some of the most common symptoms include

  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Should pain
  • Rib pain
  • Back and neck pain
  • Arm and leg pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee and/or ankle pain
  • Elbow and/or wrist pain
  • Dizziness

When it comes to automobile injuries, we can work with insurance. Please be sure to bring in your insurance information, claim information and any police or hospital reports. If you’re working with an attorney, please bring in their information. When it comes to auto accidents, we’d rather have too much information than too little. Please feel free to bring in anything that you think will be relevant.

Our insurance staff will assists you in filing your claim, provide an accurate assessment of your injuries and will bill the insurance company directly for any care we provide. We will even provide the appropriate documentation your attorney may need to assist you. In addition, as patient symptoms warrant, post-denial treatment will be rendered without a lien on the case.

You’ll need to plan on being here for about an hour during your initial appointment with us. We’ll perform a consultation, take your history and then do an extremely thorough examination. We have X-ray facilities on-site. If you need an MRI, we’ll refer you out. We’ll begin treatment right away so that you don’t have to delay getting some relief.

All accident victims want to know: when will I start to get better? We’ll be able to give you a better idea of that at your first visit and on your subsequent follow-ups. It will depend on the severity of your injury, your condition, age, and how long you waited between your accident and seeing us. Getting help immediately can make all the difference.

If you’ve been involved in a car collision before, you know just how bad the damage can be. Many times, we find that our patients benefit most from having multiple types of providers care for them. We have other professionals on-site that you can easily access. These include a massage therapist, a physical therapist, neurologist, and orthopedist.

There are additional diagnostic tools here, such as EMGs, nerve testing, diagnostic ultrasound, and computerized range of motion. You won’t have to worry about visiting multiple specialists around town to get the testing and treatment you need.

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Contact Riverhead Chiropractic Wellness in Riverhead today to schedule your consultation! We are open six days a week.

Auto Accidents Riverhead NY | (631) 727-7200