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Whiplash/Car Accidents

Whiplash is a common injury for people involved in car collisions.  When a car is struck from behind or collides with another object, it causes the neck to snap back and forth violently.  This causes the muscles and ligaments to overextend, leading to sprains and tears.  This is referred to as soft tissue damage, and can cause stiffness and soreness.  Whiplash can also cause damage such as misaligned vertebrae (abnormal translation or slippage), disc tearing or bulging, or even nerve damage due to the overextension from violent movement.


Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic is the preferred treatment for whiplash injuries.  Adjustments and alignments can be performed specifically for patients with neck and back injuries.  The pressure on the joints, discs and nerves is released when the spine is returned to proper motion and alignment.  Medication use is minimized and joint junction is restored.

After a car accident, your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath

Being in a car accident is a very difficult situation on a number of levels. Your pain is sometimes secondary to the aftermath of having your car at the mechanic as well as the stress of dealing with your insurance and potentially missing work. 

While you are in a hurry to get your car fixed and back to normal activities, make sure to see your chiropractor before you make any major decisions. There could be underlying injuries that a minor stiff neck are not allowing you to uncover. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that come from them could be significant. 

Chiropractors are specialists in soft and hard tissue problems including the results that could come from the trauma from a car accident. Make sure you see your chiropractor to get a full examination.

Dr. Tucker has special training in the evaluation and treatment of whiplash. He has completed Certification course, Biomechanics of Low-Speed Impacts: Injury Mechanisms. University of California Riverside Dec 2007. He is also certified in the Rating of Permanent Impairment from injury conditions. This is important because the chiropractor managing your vehicle-related injury may also be called upon to provide a Medical Narrative Report describing the injuries you have sustained in the legal area, and Dr. Tucker has compiled hundreds of these reports to describe the impacts of these injuries fairly and accurately on his patients. Dr. Tucker has given conferences to many area attorneys on Whiplash Trauma to provide them with the specialized knowledge they need to understand the medical aspects of whiplash injuries, with credits for Continuing Legal Education.  

Dr. Tucker has specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of whiplash.

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