AUTO ACCIDENTS

An auto accident is a traumatic experience, and so it’s easy for an auto accident injury to be missed in the chaos of the aftermath.

Things you need to know.

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Should I see an attorney before I see a chiropractor?

The findings from a chiropractic exam allows us to evaluate your injuries to determine whether an attorney is necessary. If so, we can refer you to a reputable and qualified attorney.
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What if my car only sustained minor damage?

“The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants.” – Charles Carroll, M.D., et al research study. Some people are injured worse in low property damage accidents than accidents where more car damage occurred.
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Is it okay to wait to get treatment?

Most soft tissue injuries get worse with time. Damage can be minimized when addressed early. Insurance companies frequently don’t accept responsibility after a long period of time between the date of the accident and when treatment begins.
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I've been to the hospital and my medical doctor. Do I really need to see a chiropractor?

You need a doctor who focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of Auto Accidents Utah injuries. Usually, hospitals will check vital signs, make sure there are no life-threatening conditions, and release the patient with pain relief medication. They normally do not treat the underlying improper musculoskeletal biomechanics that can and often lead to future pain. If you are still having problems, you should get a second opinion. If your M.D. has given you pills, please understand that pills do not correct structural or soft tissue damage. There are special therapies designed for that, and we offer these modalities at our office.

Many people injured in auto accidents believe that they will feel better in a couple of days or weeks. Many are examined in the emergency room, x-rays are taken, they are told they are O.K. and then given pain medications. They then wonder why they continue to have symptoms. Emergency rooms are there to give life saving procedures. If nothing is broken then you are usually released.

Recent studies found that 62% – 86% of patients who had whiplash-type injuries had significant residual symptoms 10 to 15 years after the auto accident. Many injuries show up later! Please don’t make the mistake of worrying more about your car than your wellness.

For those who have been in auto accidents, it is important to seek treatment if there are any symptoms such as muscle spasms, strain, and stiffness, or neck and back pain should seek treatment, which can indicate an undiagnosed injury. Integrated Wellness treats patients who have been in auto accidents, with thorough examinations, using the most current diagnostic tools, in order to determine the root cause of any medical issues.

Once injuries are determined, a plan is designed for injury treatment that fits each situation, meeting patients’ needs using physical therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, physical rehabilitation, and more.