Most auto accident related injuries occur with the occupants unaware that they are about to be HIT!
- First SHOCK!
- Then ANGER!
- Then Pain!
The resulting injury can cause headaches, dizziness, pain in the shoulder, arms, and hands. Whiplash may cause an inability to turn or bend the neck. The body tries its best to adapt to the injuries and symptoms may not appear immediately. It is common for these injuries to take weeks or months before symptoms appear.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is also called Cervical Acceleration Deceleration (CAD) Trauma. This describes the rapid movements that cause the injuries to the spine and supporting soft tissues (muscles, nerve, tendons, and ligaments). The head is suddenly “jerked” back and forth beyond its normal range, which stretches and/or tears the soft tissues. This causes the cascading of symptoms, which results in scar tissue formation and chronic problems.
WHAT WE DO
After a thorough examination that may include x-rays of the spine, specific Gonstead adjustments are made to the spine to reduce nerve interference and to restore proper motion. In this office we also treat the soft tissue injuries using Active Release Technique. ART is the gold standard for soft tissue injuries. Dr. Joly is certified in ART. This helps the patients recover faster and more thoroughly.
How much does it cost?
In the overwhelming majority of cases, there is no cost to the patient, even when the insurance says otherwise. We will take care of the paperwork and alleviate the stress associated with that. Call today to set a no charge consultation to discuss your injuries and the options for treatment.