In Line Chiropractic Sports and Wellness Center

"Proudly serving the east bay for over 20 years" - (510) 893-1577

When you're in a motor vehicle accident

WHAT TO DO...

Understanding what to do when you are involved in an automobile accident and what types of injuries can occur saves you time, money, and long-term medical care. After being treated by emergency medical personnel, you should have an immediate chiropractic spinal evaluation to determine any injures that often go undetected by routine emergency medical examinations. In fact, people do not notice any symptoms of neck or back pain for a few days after the accident. The longer you wait to get examined, the longer it can take to restore your health and prevent lengthy and costly care.

THE COMMON AUTOMOBILE INJURY

Whiplash injuries result when the head is jerked back and forth beyond its normal limits. The muscles and ligaments supporting the spine become stretched and can be torn. The vertebra in the spine are moved out of alignment causing nerve stress, pressure and irritation. Whiplash injuries can occur in an accident at 50 miles per hour or even 5 miles per hour. The impact of a whiplash injury may damage the muscles, ligaments, cartilage, disc, and nerve tissue in the neck and back, which is not always seen on x-rays. Symptoms of whiplash can be: headaches, neck pain, arm pain, leg pain, nausea, dizziness, back pain, and stiffness. A severe whiplash can be detected immediately. In many cases however, whiplash injuries can take hours, days, or even weeks before the symptoms appear. Whiplash is a very treatable injury and responds best with chiropractic care.

In Line Chiropractic can answer any additional questions you may have in regards to the best treatment after an automobile accident.

 

 

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Location & Hours:

We are located at:
2100 Lakeshore Ave.,
Suite E
Oakland, CA 94606

Phone: 510-893-1577
Fax: 510.893.8907
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Office Hours:
Hours:
Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am-1pm
Sunday by appt.