Car Accident Injuries
In Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA the chiropractors at Summit Spine and Wellness. Dr. Roberts and his team of experts use their education and experience to aid patients' spinal health and overall well-being. The chiropractors provide patients with therapy for auto injuries to treat neck and shoulder injuries as well as whiplash.
What Injuries Occur From a Car Accident?
The impact from a car accident has the potential to cause numerous injuries. The most common being concussion, whiplash, neck, chest, shoulder, or low back injury.
What is Whiplash?
Whiplash occurs from the impact jolting the neck forward and backward quickly. Whiplash may occur in an accident from any direction. Generally, the patient will experience headaches, neck pain, or stiffness after the accident. Pain relievers may help with the stiffness and pain, but they won't treat the root of the problem. A chiropractor has the ability to devise a course of treatment that gradually increase in difficulty in order to work the neck muscles in a safe manner. A majority of patients recover from whiplash within a few months after treatment.
Does Insurance Cover Chiropractics?
Many years ago, insurance wouldn't cover chiropractic visits at all. Today, the patient's insurance may cover a portion or most of a chiropractic visit. It's vital for a patient to inquire about his or her medical or automobile insurance prior to treatment to determine the level of coverage if any.
What Types of Medications Can a Chiropractor Prescribe For the Pain?
Generally, a chiropractor aims to not have to prescribe medications. The concept behind chiropractics is treating conditions without dangerous medications.
How Long Does Treatment Last?
This depends on the patient's condition and the severity of it. Treatment for minor conditions may only require a few visits. Other times, the patient may need a few months of treatment. Chronic conditions take years or a lifetime of treatment to keep symptoms at bay.