Car Accidents St. Charles
Car accidents can be very detrimental to your health, and particularly your spine. Dr. Glenn Ezell is a car accident chiropractor in St. Charles that specializes in correcting the damage that occurs following an accident. Research has shown that car accidents as slow as 5-10 miles per hour is enough to cause shifting within the spine, these are often called “fender benders” and should always be treated with the same level of caution as faster moving accidents.
One of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is a rapid back and forth movement of the neck that can occur in injuries that happen in car accidents and sports. Damage to the middle back and lower back are also very common. Other patients have complained of rib pain, wrist or arm pain, hip pain, and foot pain.
What do most victims feel following a car accident? Most people feel only mild symptoms directly following the accident. The typical progression of symptoms following injuries sustained after an accident will start with these mild symptoms and then develop into neck pain, tightness, muscle soreness, headaches, back pain, reduced range of motion and in some severe cases, burning, tingling, numbness, and shooting sensations.
What should you do directly after an accident? Get all liable party’s information including insurance information. Call the police and request a copy of the police report. Open up a claim with the liable person’s insurance company and determine if your insurance has medical payments listed for use. Make an appointment as soon as possible to get evaluated by a chiropractor.
In the instance that you were not at fault, we will pursue the liable party to satisfy your treatment costs. A thorough consultation and examination will be performed including x-rays, if necessary. These detailed results will allow the doctor to completely understand the complexity of your injuries and to develop an appropriate treatment program to correctly heal damaged areas.
We are trained to work with insurance companies and attorneys to make the process simple for you and allow you to get the maximal amount of attention you need to get back to proper health.
Call our office today to discuss your case with our staff and doctor. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Dr. Glenn Ezell