Joliet AUTO ACCIDENT & WHIPLASH victims: We can help you avoid years of nagging pain or serious problems!
Types of Car Accident Injuries
There are many types of car accident injuries:
The first 24-78 hours after a car accident are crucial. Whiplash and injuries to the neck and back can occur even at pretty low speeds, and are often not felt right away. Post-accident stress and adrenaline can often mask pain from a car injury for several hours and even days.
If you've been in an auto accident, have been diagnosed with whiplash, or THINK you may have whiplash or other spinal injuries, you can't afford NOT to see a qualified injury recovery specialist right away. Delaying your treatment can delay your recovery!
Protect yourself with early detection and correction Whether or not you have any symptoms now, if you've been in an accident- however small -you might have undetected structural injuries such as whiplash, spinal subluxations (misalignments), or bone, soft tissue, or nerve damage that could cause you serious problems and expense weeks, months, even years down the road.
Even if you didn't have to go to the hospital or you went and the ER physician or your family doctor says you're fine except for whiplash or other mild soft-tissue damage, seek another opinion from an injury specialist immediately.
Why? Because the typical ER doctor or general practitioner (internist) is not specifically trained in structural injury and its potential long term effects. Even soft tissue injuries, particularly to spinal ligaments, can have serious long-term consequences if not correctly diagnosed and treated right away.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO SEE A CHIROPRACTIC DOCTOR FOLLOWING A CAR ACCIDENT?
It can vary by the individual and severity of the accident, but within the first three to seven days it is generally recommended to see an auto injury chiropractor for a variety of reasons.From an injury perspective ;car accident chiropractors want to address the issue immediately to mitigate any further damage and accelerate the recovery process. Starting this process before symptoms peak can help aid the path to recovery.
From an insurance coverage perspective ; whether or not you are at fault, insurance companies give a relatively small window to seek care for injuries related to a car accident. As this window narrows, it can become increasingly challenging to receive compensation for continued professional medical care and post-accident therapy and rehabilitation.
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Churchill Physical Health Center specializes in the treatment of whiplash and other spinal or structural damage that has occurred as a result of an auto accident, on-the-job, or from a sports related injury. Please, whether you get help here or from someone else, don't take your good health for granted. Schedule your free consultation with an injury specialist right away. You'll be glad you did!
Best of all, MOST of these injuries can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
To learn more about our office, take a look at our Treatment and Insurance information. Getting the proper care for your injuries is easier and more affordable than you may realize.
WHAT IS WHIPLASH?
Whiplash, or sometimes called neck strain, refers to an injury of the neck that is the result of a sudden excessive force that causes the neck and head to jerk forward and then backward or vice versa, such as in an auto crash which causes damage to the muscle or tendons (the bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones). Similarly and yet different, neck sprains are caused by tearing of the ligaments (the tissues that connect the bones to each other). Both strains and sprains typically affect muscles, discs, nerves, ligaments, and tendons in the delicate structure of the neck and are treated similarly. These injuries can also occur in contact sports, other activities, or work accidents that might involve a sudden impact.
Although whiplash is a common injury experienced by millions of Americans every year, it can result in structural damage that is difficult to detect and correct. If not properly diagnosed and treated, these injuries can undermine the structural balance of the body and set off a "domino effect" that can exacerbate over time producing a wide variety of symptoms from headaches and extremity pain or numbness, to loss of mobility or even mental function. Whiplash injuries are a serious problem and 30% of whiplash injury patients still have problems one year after the accident.
If you are experiencing a headache that worsens or persists, have weakness or trouble talking, confusion, dizziness, nausea or are excessively sleepy, you need to see a doctor right away as you may be experiencing a concussion related to the injury which caused your whiplash.
Symptoms of Whiplash Injury
While each person will experience symptoms differently, any of the following could indicate a whiplash injury:
Will My Insurance Pay For Chiropractic Care?
If you've been in an auto accident, your insurance should pay for 100% care-at least up to a reasonable limit.
For other circumstances, coverage may depend on a few factors.
Do you have chiropractic coverage?
After diagnosis using physical examination and X-rays (CT scan, and/or MRI are sometimes also recommended), conventional medical treatments may involve ice applications, pain and anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxing medications, and/or physical rehabilitation. A cervical collar may be prescribed as well for severe cases.
The Chiropractic Alternative
Because Chiropractic Physicians are uniquely trained in human structure or biomechanics, they are uniquely qualified to address the structural damage that occurs in a whiplash injury. While they may use many of the same diagnostic and treatment tools, the care plan is designed to correct the underlying damage, not merely to mitigate the symptoms.
Relying less on drugs and more on an in-depth knowledge of correct or normal structural health, our chiropractor will use a series of adjustments and exercises or physical rehabilitation to relieve symptoms, restore normal alignment and function, and "retrain" muscles and soft tissue to "hold" the correction long-term. Best of all, MOST of these injuries can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
DR. COOK D.C.
The Churchill Physical Health Center, S.C. was established in 1956 by Dr. Churchill D.C. Originally located in Lockport, the office made its first move to the lower level of Dr. Churchill's home and then relocated to its present location in 2008. In 1992, Dr. Churchill D.C.retired to Florida and placed the practice in the capable hands of his stepson, Dr. Ted Cook D.C. Dr. Cook D.C. attended Northern Illinois University and the College of St. Francis majoring in business. He then joined the family adhesives business and worked there for five years before returning to school to pursue his goal of becoming a chiropractor. While in chiropractic college, Dr. Cook D.C. was selected to be an assistant instructor in physical diagnosis and spinal manipulation. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988 and a Doctorate in Chiropractic in 1991, from Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating cum laude. Soon after graduation Dr. Cook D.C. was asked to be the strength coach for the Joliet Jets swim team for two years.
Dr. Cook D.C. continued his post graduate studies and became certified in 1998 to perform Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) on complicated spinal cases.
In addition to his extensive post graduate course of studies, Dr. Cook D.C. is certified to do Impairment Rating and the Cox Flexion/Distraction technique.
Dr. Cook D.C. is currently the owner of Churchill Physical Health Center S.C.
Dr. Cynthia Kadela D.C.
Dr. Cynthia Kadela D.C. graduated from National College of Chiropractic in 1981. She was the first female chiroprator in Will County and has been in practice at the Churchill Clinic for 23 years. Her post graduate education has included seminars at the renowned Gonstead Clinic.
Dr. Dale Mraz D.C.
Dr. Dale Mraz D.C. graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in late 2018. He also attended Lewis University to attain his Bachelors of Science in Biology. Dr. Dale grew up in the area and is excited to get into the field and start serving his home community.
Our team of Doctors is striving to continue the family tradition of excellence at the Churchill Physical Health Center, S.C.
First, remember, nothing is more important than your health, especially when you start to lose it.
Most people have one thing on their mind: their automobile!
They worry: "What about my car?" "What will I drive?" "What will happen to my insurance?" "Who is going to pay for this?"
The last thing on their minds is: "Have I been damaged?"
The damage from spinal nerve stress may take months or even years to surface, not to mention post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can ruin your posture. Osteoarthritis can cause the discs in your spine to degenerate and create scarring, leading to chronic stiffness and the inability to move properly.
A Chiropractic exam and proper treatment can save an accident victim from much pain and disability later.
Our concern is to give you the care you need, if you need it. If we cannot help you, we will refer you to a doctor who can.
Second, remember, once you settle your case, you lose the right to have your insurance company pay for treatment if you need it.
A good rule of thumb is to be informed of your rights and then make a decision.
COMPLIMENTARY INJURY RECOVERY ASSESSMENT
The first, most important step toward full recovery and prevention of serious long-term health problems is an accurate diagnosis and assessment of your injury with a recommended treatment plan. With this special internet offer, you receive a Complimentary Consult!
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