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If you were just involved in an auto accident, don’t be surprised if you don’t feel too much pain right away. Between the shock and adrenaline of the accident, it can sometimes be weeks before pain manifests.
Once it does, though, time is of the essence. It’s possible for a mild car accident injury to become chronic if you don’t receive care for it.
Here’s everything you should do in the hours and days after your accident.
With most car accident injuries, the sudden force is what causes damage to the body. The soft tissue and muscles may be stretched violently, which is known as a whiplash injury. With whiplash, the shoulders, back, and/or neck are often affected.
Bones may be fractured or broken almost anywhere in the body in an auto accident. If the head is injured, at the very least, you may get more frequent headaches. At worst, you could have a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion. This is considered very serious and requires immediate medical attention.
If you have whiplash, you may have the following symptoms:
Immediately after an auto accident, it’s best to go to the hospital and have a doctor assess your injuries. As mentioned, you may be injured beyond your realization but don’t feel any pain yet.
Once you exit the hospital, you should set up an appointment with a chiropractor for treatment for your whiplash injury or other car accident injury. Through chiropractic techniques like spinal decompressions, manipulations, and adjustments, you can resume a pain-free lifestyle.
These chiropractic techniques can realign the spine, trigger soft tissue healing, and ease pressure in the back, neck, or shoulders for less pain associated with whiplash. By combining chiropractic treatment with massage therapy or physical therapy, many patients may have a significant decrease in their pain levels.
If you’re based in Pawleys Island and you have a whiplash injury, come to us at Strand Spine Institute. Our car accident chiropractor specializes in treating back and neck pain from auto accidents.Our services are spinal decompressions, K-laser therapy, wellness programs, massage therapy, nutritional advice, and chiropractic care like manipulations and adjustments.
We’re led by Dr. Neil Fico, who also works out of Myrtle Beach. To book an appointment today, give us a call at 843-979-2273 or visit us at Strand Spine Institute on 12465 Ocean Highway.
$99 Initial Consultation Exam &
Spinal Decompression Trial Treatment*
$49 Initial Laser Consultation and 1st Treatment*
*Cannot be combined with insurance
Dr. Fico has been nothing short of a godsend to me….
I walked in with neck pain at a 7-8 on the pain scale. Dr. Fico worked me up with scans, x-rays and an examination and developed a treatment plan. I walked out two months later with a pain level of 2-3. Very happy me. I continue to go see Dr. Fico for regular treatments to stay well. Kristy, their nutritionist took me under her belt and provided me with natural remedies for my pain, anxiety, depression and stomach issues. I did a 10 day cleanse with guidance - Worth it! The staff is so very kind, compassionate and caring. I felt like I was going to see friends that cared about my entire wellbeing and health, not just my neck. Forever grateful!.
Meet with the expert practitioners at Strand Spine! You’ll enjoy the care, wisdom, guidance and accountability they provide. Working with Dr. Parada and Kristy Whitehead has helped me significantly in my progress towards a healthier, more productive life. My regular adjustments, prescribed exercises and nutrition plan have increased my energy levels, changed my eating habits and prepared me well for my marathon this past January. I’ve lost weight, increased my flexibility and feel great.
- Brandon Schaefer
Dr. Fico was referred to me by Dr. Waters an Orthopedic Surgeon. I have also been evaluated by Neuro Surgeons with no hope short of surgery. I was in constant lower back pain, unable to stand or walk without the help of a cane. Dr. Fico and his very professional staff treated my wife and I like family.
Using the Spinal Decompression machine and spinal manipulation my compromised spine with two bulging discs, birth defects, began to heal. In only eighteen treatments I can now enjoy shopping for hours, travel in a car, vacation, and do normal house hold responsibilities without pain or limitations. I recommend the Strand Spine Institute to anyone that wishes to regain and maintain a healthy , happy life.
I was worse off than I thought and we talked about a long term plan rather than the quick fix I was used to. After recommending the DRX9000 for treating my neck and back problems, I was on board. But I have to admit, I didn’t have the highest hopes. My skepticism disappeared when we saw the x-rays of my spine after I had finished my treatments. The space that was missing between my lower discs from the initial X-ray was now back significantly. Having a multitude of tools at his disposal like K-Laser treatment definitely helped in my recovery.
- Billy Zorn
Three years ago I came to Strand Spine Institute because I could not sit for any period of time without pain in my sciatic nerve. I had never been to a chiropractor but did not want to take drugs so I gave the chiropractor option a try. After taking a set of x-rays and discussing my lifestyle, Dr. Fico came up with a treatment plan which included Spinal Decompression, chiropractic adjustments every couple of days and ice daily. After a few weeks of this treatment, my sciatica had greatly improved and sitting for a period of time was no longer an issue. I did not want this to happen again so we discussed on-going treatment as well as wellness. I have continued monthly with Spinal Decompression, Chiropractic Adjustments and an occasional K-Laser treatment.
I have added probiotics to my supplements and changed to the Metagenics Wellness Essentials. All of these plus workouts with my personal trainer at the gym have greatly improved my back as well as my knees. The staff at Strand Spine Institute has been such a blessing in my well-being and even though I am 67 I feel like I am younger than that and able to do so much. Wish it would improve my golf game!!