Whiplash Injuries in Denver
Can Change Your Life
Did you know you could lose your job and the quality of life after a whiplash injury in Denver? There are over 1.5 million whiplash injuries per year, with an average economic cost of over $164 billion. A 5 mph rear-end collision can cause over 8G of acceleration force to the head, which is similar, if not more than a jet fighter pilot will experience while flying. As you can see, not only high speed but low-speed collisions do cause injuries, especially in the neck region.
Whiplash symptoms can include but are not limited to: headaches, migraines, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, numbness, tingling, lack of concentration, fatigue, digestive troubles, vertigo, ringing in the ears, nausea, hearing loss, weakness, irritability, chest pain, jaw pain and pinched nerves.
It is very common for people to reach for an over the counter medication such as Ibuprofen, Tylenol, or an NSAID, to help their pain. However, research has shown that the chiropractic adjustment, also known as a “spinal manipulation, was significantly better than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, diclofenac, and clinically superior to placebo.” There are also side effects to taking these medications such as kidney or liver damage or failure, digestive tract bleeding and in some cases, overdose leading to death. These medications tend to address the symptom, but not the cause of the symptom and the problem often times comes back.
Chiropractic Care for Whiplash Injuries in Denver CO
Today more people do not want to take medications due to their awareness of side effects and that it may only provide temporary relief. People are searching for solutions that fix the underlying problem of their complaint. When conservative care is used, such as, chiropractic and physical therapy, whiplash injuries are able resolve completely without long term residual problems.
The long term outlook after a whiplash injury that is not treated or treated improperly is that there is an increased likelihood of developing arthritic changes in your spine. Treatment guidelines have been developed for chiropractic care to treat spinal pain. Click here for an example guideline of chiropractic care following an auto accident for a spinal injury. Dr. Mooberry is a Denver doctor of chiropractic and he has over 12 years of experience, having worked with 1,000’s of patients that have headaches and neck pain that stems from a whiplash injury.
So if you are injured in a car accident, don’t let finances prevent your treatment. Whether you are not at fault or are at fault for the accident you probably have auto insurance that will cover your care to help you recover from your injuries, called MedPay. We can help you understand if you have this MedPay coverage and what types of treatment would be best for you to help you recover as quickly as possible.
Dr. Mooberry offers complimentary consultations for whiplash injuries. Please visit www.Denver-chiropractor.com or call us at 303-399-3569 for more information. We are located near the Cherry Creek Shopping Mall at 3400 E. Bayaud Ave, Suite 290 in Denver, CO 80209. We look forward to meeting you!
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