Auto Injuries

San Diego Chiropractic Group specializes in the handling of your auto injury case.

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We make it simple for you to access the care that you need, especially when you may be in pain and discomfort after an auto accident. Our doctors and staff have years of experience in the handling of auto accident claims.

“The threshold for cervical spine soft tissue injury becomes a reality at 5 mph.The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine of the occupants.”
– Charles Carroll MD, Paul Mcatee MD, and Lee riley MD

80% of patients experienced neck discomfort after an MVA
Marshall PD, O’Connor M, Hodgkinson JP. The perceived relationship between neck symptoms and precedent injury. Injury. 1995;26(1):17–19. [PubMed]

Follow-up studies of selected groups of patients who have had a neck injury suggest that their risk of developing chronic neck pain is high. 13 Bunketorp L, Nordholm L, Carlsson J. A descriptive analysis of disorders in patients 17 years following motor vehicle accidents. Eur Spine J. 2002;11(3):227–234. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

“The most injurious head deflection in an acceleration injury is hyperextension. Even though sustained in low-velocity, rear-end collisions, this acceleration injury can produce forces significant enough to produce musculoligamentous tears with resultant hemorrhage and even disk disruption and avulsion fractures of the vertebral bodies.” Dunn EJ, Blazer S. Soft tissue injuries of the lower cervical spine. Instructional course lectures, Am Academy of Ortho Surgeons, 1987;36:499-512.

In addition to providing the medical care you need, we can assist you in understanding the process of handling your claim. If you have an attorney, we will work closely with their firm, or if you need a referral to an attorney, our office can provide a list of personal injury attorneys that our office has worked with for the past several years.If you have been injured in an auto accident, don’t wait to seek medical evaluation, even if you feel you may have no injuries. Often injuries do not show up until days after an accident. A thorough chiropractic evaluation is essential to your health especially after an injury.Signs and symptoms you may have suffered a whiplash after a motor vehicle accident include: neck pain or stiffness, headaches, fatigue, shoulder pain, anxiety, mid and or lower back pain, blurred vision, dizziness, limb pain, ringing in the ears, irritability, insomnia, hypersomnolence, and changes in appetite.