Auto Accident Injuries
All too often, people choose not to seek treatment following a car accident because they don’t feel hurt. However, your risk of experiencing a serious injury, such as whiplash needs to be taken very seriously. This is because symptoms can take weeks or months to manifest, and it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Unfortunately, by waiting until more serious complications develop, it is possible that some of the damage from the injury may have already become permanent.
As the graphic above demonstrates, the most common injuries are experienced in the neck. More often than not, these neck injuries are in fact whiplash, which 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. 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. Contact us to schedule your consultation and talk about the best treatment options for your injuries.
Dr. Tihomirov is a Licensed and Certified Chiropractor in the state of California. He currently treats patients located in the Oxnard area, which includes Port Hueneme, Ojai, Ventura, and Camarillo.