The medical community is woefully undertrained in diagnosing and treating soft tissue injuries. That may not sound like a big deal but to a chiropractor who understands the seriousness that whiplash induced injuries from a car accident can possess, it is a VERY big deal. Car accidents are one of the top causes of injury in the U.S. Chiropractors, MDs, teachers, police, sanitation workers; essentially everybody drives a car. As a result, car accidents are very common and thus so are injuries sustained from them. The problem is that very few people understand their potential severity. This is far worse of a problem when chiropractors and lawyers working with most of these whiplash induced injuries do not realize their significance either.
It’s a challenge, to say the least, to find a chiropractor or a lawyer who is willing to go the extra distance for a patient with what is often labeled as “just a soft tissue injury”. You might as well say they have “just a concussion”. Concussions were often thought to be far less significant than they are. Even now there is new information coming light to about their severity, especially with repeated occurrences. But the lasting effects, where big enough for numerous retired professional football players that they won a $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries they sustain during their careers!
The majority of your body is made up of “soft tissue”. Your fat, skin, ligaments, tendons, fibrous tissues, fascia and synovial membranes (what your joints are made of) make up your connective tissue. This is the stuff that literally holds you together. The muscles, nerves, and blood vessels are also soft tissue which is considered non-connective. For the most part, these tissues can heal well and without a lot of problems depending on the type of tissue and the severity of the damage. A chiropractor is the best trained professional to help evaluate and treat most of the injuries, specifically as they relate to the spine. Some chiropractors take it further still and specialize in car accident related soft tissue (whiplash) injuries of the spine.
If you or someone you know gets into a car accident, the only way to prevent a future of neck pain, headaches, migraines, low back pain or other whiplash related pains, is to have them evaluated by the appropriate chiropractor. Your chiropractor Greenville, NC is at Corrective Chiropractic. Chiropractor Dr. Bret Wickstrom is here to help anyone in or Greenville, NC and beyond with their whiplash and soft tissue injuries. Call today for a consult.
4320 E 10th St Ste G, Greenville, NC, 27858