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Auto Accident Chiropractic in Olympia

After an automobile accident, it’s important to work with a provider who understands the problem. Chiropractors are trained to deal with the types of injuries usually sustained in a crash. Getting your spine checked as soon as possible, and starting care, means less chance of developing long-term problems.

During an auto accident, your body can be thrown in any direction. This may cause injury to the back, neck and other areas. After the hospital checks for fractures and other serious injuries, your next stop should be our office. The sooner you start treatment, the faster the healing process can start!

How Can We Help You?

Whiplash is the most common injury sustained in a crash. As a result of the sudden stop, the head is jerked forward and back, often slamming into the headrest. The muscles are unable to protect the spine, and damage to muscles, ligaments, nerves and vertebral discs can occur.

Any impact over 5 mph can cause a whiplash event, especially in the neck. The crash alters the configuration of your spine, changing the biomechanics, and putting pressure on the bone. More bone begins to build to alleviate the pressure, leading to osteoarthritis, more scar tissue, and more neurological damage, if not treated soon after the accident.

Symptoms of whiplash include

  • Neck pain that worsens with movement or over time
  • Difficulty moving the neck
  • Sore shoulders or upper back
  • Headaches, especially those that come on through the day
  • Arm tingling or numbness
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling tired and more

At our practice, Dr. Cheple uses a system of X-ray techniques to determine if there is a problem with the ligaments, which may make recovery a longer process.

Handling Insurance Claims

Symptoms from whiplash don’t always show up right away. They can take weeks or months to present, which can make it difficult to prove the origin for insurance purposes. Our office has many years of experience handling accident and personal injury claims. We work with a trusted group of attorneys we can refer you to when necessary. In third-party cases, we always recommend using an attorney to safeguard your rights.

We take care of all the paperwork, so all you have to worry about is getting better.

Contact Us Today

If you’ve been in an accident, don’t wait to get the care you need. Call us today!

Auto Accident Chiropractic Olympia WA | (360) 943-2358