Whiplash and Its Cause
Every time you get into a car, you are at risk for a whiplash injury caused when your head and neck suddenly jolt forward and back. Even the slightest fender bender can cause a minor whiplash injury.
Whiplash Statistics Remain High
According to “Right Diagnosis from Healthgrades, there are at least 120,000 reported whiplash injuries every year. Right Diagnosis figures this to 10,000 injuries per month, 2340 per week, 328 per day, and 13 people per hour injured by whiplash.
Whiplash causes pain and stiffness in your neck, ranging from mild to severe. This damage can cause radiating pain to the back, arms, and legs, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, headaches, inability to turn your head, and tenderness.
A chiropractor can evaluate you to determine a “whiplash injury.” At Fitness Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, Doctor Jean-Pierre Khreich provides free evaluations for auto accident injuries. Dr. Khreich has successfully treated hundreds of whiplash spinal injury cases. He will create a custom treatment plan for your unique condition that may include some of the following chiropractic techniques:
- Spinal adjustments
- Muscle relaxation
- Heat Therapy
- Cold Therapy
- Filing a Claim
Your Attorney’s Responsibility
- Files a claim for you
- Speaks with the person who was negligent, insurance companies, doctors, witnesses, the police
- Works in earnest building your claim and gets you satisfactory and adequate compensation
- Represents you in a court of law
- Completes all necessary documents and paperwork
If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for damages to your car, lost wages, and medical bills. You can file a claim yourself, but it is best to contact an experienced injury lawyer and chiropractor who can walk you through the process.Call an attorney as soon as possible, and this professional helps you to file your whiplash claim paperwork for you.
- Call 911 and your advocate
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Find a credible doctor
- See a chiropractor as soon as physically possible
- Gather police reports
- Gather photos of your accident (appoint an advocate)
- Gather all medical documentation and tests
- Document all medical appointments and doctor visits
- Your attorney will protect you against insurance requests for any independent medical exams
- Never sign any legal documents without the approval of your attorney
- Never admit guilt and never speak directly to anyone without permission from your lawyer
If you have an auto accident injury and feel like you may be suffering from whiplash injury, then give us a call today. We provide free evaluations. If you are diagnosed with whiplash, Dr. Khriech’s natural approach to treating spinal injuries will have you feeling better in no time. Fitness Chiropractic and Massage Therapy has locations in Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Huntington Beach. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.