Auto Accident and Whiplash Treatment
How would your life change if you were in an auto accident? Although measures are being taken to make the roads safer, the US Department of Transportation still reported that in the year 2009 there were 2,217,000 auto-accident related injuries in the United States.(1)
Of those injuries, insurance claims show that the majority of people involved in auto accidents suffer from some degree of whiplash and consequently neck pain. Although they may not know it, these people need whiplash treatment.
Did you know that in the state of Utah, every motorist's insurance policy includes an allowance for Personal Injury Protection (PIP) that is provided by the state? If you have insurance–even just a liability policy–you have at least $3000 of PIP insurance benefits that allows you to get accident-related care here at Alpine Spinal Rehab!
Don’t let an auto-accident change your quality of life. Come in today for a free post-accident examination to ensure your health.
Whiplash is diagnosed when the spine is stretched, or when the soft-tissue (consisting of muscle, ligaments and tendons) are micro-torn.(2,3,4)
The G forces of an auto-accident cause the head to jerk through some 300 degrees of motion in less than 1/300 of a second.
The excessive jerking of the head causes whiplash. Whiplash causes the spine to stretch and the soft-tissue (consisting of muscle, ligaments and tendons) to micro-tear. (2,3,4) This damage can occur at speeds less than 20 mph.(5)
Detecting whiplash can be difficult. In fact, many auto accident victims who receive medical treatment may be improperly diagnosed. Often the neck pain and stiffness symptomatic of whiplash does not surface until days and sometimes years after the auto-accident.(2,3,4) Most soft tissue injuries are not detected by x-ray imaging technology until years after the injury when more serious problems, like degenerative disk disease, have developed.
Why risk it?
Alpine Spinal Rehabilitation has the technology to test for soft-tissue injuries with our MedX Series machines. These MedX machines test for soft-tissue injury of the spine with 99% accuracy. After detecting these injuries, we provide whiplash treatment to prevent more serious conditions from developing down the road.
Get Whiplash/Auto Accident Treatment
Contact Alpine Spinal Rehab if you or anyone you know has been in an auto accident. We offer massages and other great thank you gifts for coming in or sending us a referral.