If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
What is “whiplash”?
The medical dictionary defines whiplash as follows: “…injury through rapid acceleration of the head, with hyper-extension of muscles and ligaments supporting the cervical spine. Painful and slow to heal.”
Whiplash is used to describe what happens to your neck and head in an automobile accident. Whiplash injuries can and many times do occur in all varieties of collisions.
Too often people don’t seek treatment following a car accident because they don’t feel hurt. By far, the most common injury to the neck is a whiplash injury. Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back.
Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims, roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don’t assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain.
Chiropractic effectiveness with whiplash sufferers has long been observed and reported in professional journals. Got questions? We’d love to hear from you. Keep it local, keep it personal.
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Know Your Rights In Minnesota
The No-Fault Act provides for coverage of medical expenses and loss arising out of the injury to any one person.
Medical expense benefits include all reasonable expenses for necessary chiropractic, medical, surgical, x-ray, and rehabilitation services. Obviously the care and treatment sought must be related to your vehicle accident.
The decision of what medical care you want is left entirely to you, the injured person. Your insurance company does not have any right to make a choice as to your treating physician.
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