Chiropractor Care For Auto Injuries

A Well-Adjusted Life

Understanding Car Accident Chiropractic Care

Automobile Accidents are the most common causes of cervical disc injuries in California.

Unfortunately, there has been a notable decrease in proper care of automobile accident patients.

image of a woman holding the back of her head after an auto accident

Car accidents are no fun, but pain relief is available.

It is not uncommon for my patients to call me after such terrible injuries and complain about urgent care centers examining and releasing them without any X-rays or scan evaluations.

They're sent away only with a bottle of muscle relaxant or a painkiller medication. Naturally, immediate care of the injuries is vital for full spinal rehabilitation. That's where we're here to help you...

"...there has been a notable decrease in proper care of automobile accident patients...Immediate care of the injuries is vital for full spinal rehabilitation." - Dr. Sun

What Will You Experience At Good Life Chiropractic?

  • Upon your call, the front office will set up an immediate examination appointment for you to be seen within 24 to 48 hours. If you are in pain, the appointment will be set for the same day, and you may receive a call from Dr. Sun to check up on your status.
  • Upon arrival, the front office will ask you to fill out the forms needed to begin your evaluation.
  • Dr. Sun will take your medical history and the details of the accident.
  • A 30 to 40-minute evaluation will be performed. This includes:
    • Observation for any bruises or bleeding
    • All joint ranges of motion for the spine or other joints, such as the knee and wrist.
    • Orthopedic tests to rule out or to rule out bone, ligament, muscle, or disc injuries.
    • Proper set of X-rays for the spine or any involved joints
  • Once you have completed your evaluation, you will meet with Dr. Sun again before you are dismissed. He will take some more time to explain how you can minimize inflammation and pain during that evening. He may provide you with some natural remedies to help your pain level.
  • The front office will set up another visit for the doctor to go over all your report of findings as noted on the x-rays and examination. During this visit, the doctor will explain the treatment protocol, the number of visits, and the estimated final evaluation date to maximize your healing.
  • If you have legal representation for the accident case, Dr. Sun will personally contact your lawyer and make sure they receive all the information needed to handle your case properly. Good Life Chiropractic provides immediate digital information to transfer records efficiently.

What To Do...

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 for assistance. 

If you're not experiencing a medical emergency from your auto accident, call us for an evaluation appointment. You'll be glad you did.

Dr. Sun Hwang, D.C.

Car Accident FAQs

Q - What type of injuries from a car accident can a chiropractor treat?

A - A chiropractor can treat various types of musculoskeletal injuries from a car accident, such as whiplash, neck and back injuries, sprains, strains, and other joint-related issues.

Q - How soon after a car accident should I see a chiropractor?

A - It's advisable to see a chiropractor as soon as possible after a car accident, ideally within the first week, as early intervention can prevent the progression of injuries and speed up recovery.

Q - How can chiropractic care help with pain after a car accident?

A - Chiropractic care can help relieve car accident pain by restoring alignment to the spine and other joints, reducing inflammation, improving mobility, and enhancing the body's natural healing process.

Q - Can chiropractic treatment help with headaches and dizziness after a car accident?

A - Yes, chiropractic care can potentially help with post-traumatic headaches and dizziness by addressing underlying issues like neck injury or whiplash that may be causing these symptoms.

Q - Will my insurance cover chiropractic treatment after a car accident?

A - Many insurance policies do cover chiropractic care after a car accident, but coverage varies depending on your specific policy and the nature of the accident, so it's best to check directly with your insurance provider.

Q - What is a Whiplash?

A - Whiplash refers to a neck injury when the head suddenly jerks backward and forward, or vice versa, with great force. It is commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents, but can also be caused by sports injuries, physical abuse, or other trauma. The sudden movement causes the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck to stretch and tear, resulting in pain, stiffness, and other symptoms.

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