Auto Accidents and Whiplash
By far, the most common injury in an auto accident is to the neck causing a whiplash injury. Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, backward, forward, or sideways, that results in damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take days or weeks to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are.
Unfortunately, by the time more serious complications develop, some of the damage from the injury may have become permanent. Numerous studies have shown that years after whiplash victims settle their insurance claims; roughly half of them state that they still suffer with symptoms from their injuries. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, don’t assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain.
You will receive a detailed consultation and thorough examination that will result in a clear understanding of your condition. The Gilbert Clinic works with other medical professions, and should you need a referral, you will be sent in the best direction for your condition.
The Gilbert Clinic utilizes the latest treatment protocols and procedures. This gives you the best chances of a full recovery in the shortest period of time. Our “hands on” therapy by specially trained Massage Therapists is utilized to provide quick pain relief and optimum recovery of soft tissue injuries.
The Gilbert Clinic emphasizes active exercise and rehabilitation as the cornerstone of your treatment plan. Our facility is equipped and ready to improve your strength and endurance.
Our front desk is very knowledgeable and will assist you with any necessary paperwork requested by your insurance company.
Here are some of the symptoms you should look for following an auto accident:
- Neck and or back pain
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities
- Decreased range of motion
- Restlessness, insomnia, fatigue, weakness
- Ringing in your ears, dizziness, nausea
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light