How to Recover From Whiplash And Why You Need Treatment
Whiplash Injury Video Series: If you are not a big reader, much of what is discussed in the report below is also discussed in the videos above. Many of these videos are available as you scroll down the right side of this page as well.
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WARNING: Injuries from car crashes and the associated pain is an often mistreated and potentially dangerous disorder that affects the lives of millions of Americans each year. That's the bad news. The GOOD NEWS is that you may not have to continue suffering! Keep reading this report to find out the well-hidden truth you won't find anywhere else! There is also a series of videos to the right of this report that have been designed to explain different areas that hurt and why they hurt as well as what can be done about it.
From: Dr. Julian Chipley, DC, ACRR, CICE
Managing Partner of Chipley Chiropractic –
Your Whiplash Injury Rehabilitation Centers Of Southern West Virginia
Call (304) 252-0200
You've made it to this website for a reason. If you have been involved in an auto accident, you have a lot of things to think about and there are some things you absolutely need to know.
Did you know one of the most stressful aspects of modern life is dealing with the problems that arise after an auto accident?
Were you also aware that some auto accident injuries are hidden and seldom detected for months or even years?
Worse than that, most auto accident victims are unaware of the damaging effects of hidden injuries, so they release the insurance company from liability by settling before getting evaluated by a doctor trained in soft tissue injuries.
That's a gigantic mistake!
Why? Because a lot of auto accident victims receive inappropriate care from either the hospital, medical doctor or physical therapy clinic. Then, while the underlying damage and pain is hidden or "covered up" with medication, they settle their case.
Mistake number two!
Because if you do settle your case, you may start to experience pain, numbness, headaches, muscle stiffness, fatigue, and other problems including arthritis months to years down the road.
Remember, nothing is more important than your health once you start to lose it.
Here's where the problem begins.. .Most people who suffer from an auto accident have one thing on their mind: Their Automobile!
Common questions include:
"Who is going to fix my car?"
"What will I drive in the mean time?"
"Will my insurance rates go up?"
"Who is going to pay for it?"
And the last thing on their mind is:
"Am I Really O.K.?"
Not only are auto accidents an inconvenience and a hassle, a common general complaint of auto accident victims is that they don't feel their normal self.
You may be experiencing obvious pains and symptoms like muscle stiffness or spasm, neck pain, headaches, numbness and tingling, back pain, difficulty sleeping, irritability, memory loss, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and many other problems.
Or Worse Than That, You May Be Injured And Feel Nothing At All For Days to Weeks!
Either way, did you know that auto accidents can cause post traumatic osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis can ruin your posture (giving you a slumped or hump back appearance).
Osteoarthritis can cause the discs in your spine to degenerate and create scar tissue formation leading to chronic stiffness and the inability to move properly. When this happens, simple tasks like turning your neck become painful and almost impossible.
Most Doctors Are Not Trained In The Detection Of These Hidden Injuries... And That's A Fact!
The American Medical Association has been quite clear in stating that current medical doctors do not get enough training in these types of injuries. Their own findings revealed that 82% of medical graduates examined failed to demonstrate basic competency in musculo-skeletal medicine... and it is reasonable to conclude that medical school preparation in musculo-skeletal medicine is inadequate. (American Medical Association House of Delegates Resolution 310 (A-03)).
How are these hidden injuries detected?
If you have been in an auto accident, you need a doctor that is trained in the biomechanics of the human body; someone who treats these injuries every day. That’s what we do at my offices; in fact we successfully treat hundreds of whiplash injuries every year.
That means that as part of our Whiplash Injury Rehabilitation Program my partners or I can perform special orthopedic and neurological tests as well as other functional tests that can assess soft tissue damage, muscle strength, range of motion, and joint and nerve function.
In addition, your hospital or other outside records will be reviewed and additional studies such as X-Rays, Dynamic Motion X-rays, and / or MRI’s can be ordered to find out if there has been any structural damage. Surface EMG’S can be performed to check for muscle hyper-tonicity.
Our offices have been treating Auto Accident patients for over 19 years throughout southern West Virginia. We have treated literally thousands of auto accident victims just like you. Over these years, we have developed the Whiplash Injury Rehabilitation Program. This program was specifically developed to give you the best chance of recovery.
Our offices are staffed with the friendliest people you could ever meet who are all trained in handling the sometimes confusing paperwork that needs to be filled out to make sure that...
Your rights are protected and your injuries are properly documented.
We evaluate and treat auto accident victims, and make any appropriate referrals to other health care providers if needed. This includes orthopedic doctors, neurologists, physical therapists, massage therapists, and MRI centers. We work with competent local doctors who understand whiplash injuries.
Our Primary Responsibility is Seeing That You have the Best Chance of Getting Out of Pain and Getting On With Your Life.
Our office at 409 N Kanawha St in Beckley WV is extremely convenient to come to for evaluation and treatment of your auto injuries.
If you have been in an auto accident recently, there are some important decisions you have to make, and these decisions should be made very carefully:
Q: Should I See An Attorney Before I go to Chipley Chiropractic?
A: It is important to get checked out by the doctor first, that way the findings from your exam will allow you the information you need in order to decide if an attorney is necessary. If necessary, we can refer you to a reputable and qualified attorney. In fact, We have a webpage dedicated to the reputable attorneys we have dealt with over the years. These are attorneys who have worked hard for our patients and who have had past good results with auto injury cases... Just click this link - 'Reputable Attorneys'
Q: What If My Car Sustained Only Minor Damage?
A: Documented studies done by Universities, Engineers, and allied health care professionals including Medical Doctors clearly show that in collisions under 20 mph the amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants. In fact, 60 percent of the injuries in low speed collision occur at speeds of less than 12 mph. Injuries can occur in speeds as low as 3 to 5 miles per hour. Most modern vehicles show little to no damage in impacts up to speeds of 8 to 12 mph. In other words, the damage to the passengers is not directly related to the damage to the vehicle.
Q: If I Need Treatment For This Injury, Do I Have To Pay For It Myself?
A: No, only in very rare circumstances does the patient pay for their care after an auto accident. Our office provides care “on credit” when patients are represented by an attorney.
Also, many car insurance policies have what is called “Med Pay.” This means that your medical bills will be paid at 100% up to a certain limit. My office manager can assist you in obtaining this information. Using your med pay will not raise your rates.
Q: The Insurance Company Has Been Calling Me And Wants To Settle, What Should I Do?
A: If you have Any Pain At All that was not there before the crash---Do not sign or settle until you have had us evaluate your injury for you. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will be responsible for further treatment costs, not the insurance company.
Q: I’ve Been To The Hospital And My Medical Doctor, Do I Really Need to go to get evaluated at Chipley Chiropractic?
A: You need a doctor that focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Dr. Chipley and his partner Dr. Melissa McMillen are specialized in Whiplash Injury Rehabilitation. Dr. Chipley is certified in Automobile Crash Reconstruction and he has even written the book on whiplash, Secrets of Whiplash Injuries Revealed.
Usually hospitals will check vital signs, and release the patient with pain relief medication. They are concerned with life and death – not your pain and injuries. They normally do not treat the underlying improper musculo-skeletal biomechanics that can and often do lead to future pain.
If your family Practice doctor or primary care physician has given you pills, you must understand that pills do not correct structural or soft tissue damage. Our Whiplash Injury Rehabilitation Program is designed for that, and we offer this at all three of our Beckley offices. Auto Injuries are not well managed by family paractice doctors or primary care physicians. In fact, the majority of them in southern WV will not even see you or treat you for any injuries related to a crash. This is a Fact!
Q: I do hurt but using over-the-counter medicine like Tylenol and Advil takes the edge off. It will probably go away eventually. In the mean time, isn’t using the over-the-counter medicine good enough treatment?
A: Research clearly shows that if you take medicines like Ibuprophen (Advil) for greater then 2 months, you have a 1 in 1,200 chance of dying due to stomach and intestinal complications. High repeated doses of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can lead to liver damage and massive single doses can lead to fatal liver disease. 8 to 10% of the 50,000 annual kidney failures in the U.S. annually are caused by acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Q: Does Your Care Hurt?
A: Absolutely not. The care is very gentle and quite soothing. Most patients can hardly wait to get their care. In the beginning, obviously the more sore you are, the more difficult it is for you to move. We will tailor our care based on your unique case to offer the quickest recovery possible with as little pain as possible.
Q: Is The Care safe?
A: Yes, extremely. Particularly when compared to the side effects from prescription and over-the-counter medications, injections, or surgery.
Q: What’s so special about Chipley Chiropractic’s Whiplash Injury Rehabilitation Program?
A: The keystone of our treatment is the Whiplash Injury Rehabilitation Program. This is a program designed over the past nineteen years by Dr. Chipley and Dr. McMillen that blends chiropractic care, physical therapy, rehabilitative exercise and nutrition. The goal of this program is two-fold. Obviously, you come through our door for pain relief, and that is one of our goals. The other important goal is to get you well so the pain doesn’t come back a few months down the road. Your average visit at our office takes less than thirty minutes. During that time we will work to stretch out the area of injury. We will work to restore motion to the injured area; we will get you started in some rehabilitative exercises, and we will use therapies such as ice, heat, electric stimulation, traction, and more.
Q: Why am I injured?
A: At the time of the accident, your body received an unexpected jolt of four forces. The 4 forces that cause you to be injured are: 1.) Compression of the spine; 2.) Tension on the joints, muscles, ligaments, discs, and bones; 3.) Coupled with Shearing, and 4.) Rotational forces. These four forces lead to Spinal Instability and Spinal Nerve Damage.
If You’re Still Not Convinced That Chipley Chiropractic’s Whiplash Injury Rehabilitation Program Might Be Right For You, Read What Our Past Patients Are Saying...
“If it wasn’t for Chipley Chiropractic there would be times I could have not walked. With his care I was on a speedy recovery and back to work.” - Melissa Sanger
“After a car wreck Chipley Chiropractic has taken great care of me! I have been able to get back to a pretty normal life. I have and will continue to tell people of the great work done here.”
- Angela Bostic
“I have been coming to Chipley Chiropractic for my pain. The doctors listen to your problems and give me relieffrom back pain that occurs off and on. Thanks for the help I receive from this office.”
- Bruce Brown
“Chipley Chiropractic’s offices offer wonderful rehabilitation services of spinal related automobile and work injuries. The doctors work with the allied health care community instead of against it. This offers the auto accident victim the best care available.”
- Dr. David Morgan, D.O.
If you want more social proof, just check out our Facebook Page and notice all of our positive reviews... Just Click this Link: Facebook Page.
Dr. Julian Chipley and Dr. Melissa McMillen
409 N. Kanawha St,
Beckley, WV, 25801
Our office is conveniently located mid way between Ollie's Discount City and Main Street in Up Town area.
For Your Convenience, all initial paperwork is available online at this link:New Patient Paperwork. You do not need to do it before you come in, but if you are in a rush, it will speed things up. You will see the link to print out the paper work on the upper right of the webpage.
***A Special offer for those of you who have made it this far into our report. Clearly you or someone you love is injured. If your still unsure, you owe it to yourself to check out what we have to offer. We will gladly offer any patient injured in an auto accident within 6 months of entering our office a Free Myovision Static Surface EMG Scan to see their injury and a consultation with our doctor to see if they think they can help. Just click the following Link... Free Static-EMG and Doctors Consult.
Call for Your Free Injury Severity Consultation and Myovision Static Surface EMG Scan Today.
Early Intervention after Auto Injury:
Early intervention soon after an auto collision can significantly improve your chances of a full recovery. Treatment will increase movement in the injured area, preventing the development of lasting scar tissue. Learn more about the importance of early intervention in this video above.
www.TheChiropracticImpactReport.com - A great resource for up to date scientific studies that show the Facts! Click here to visit their site.
Recovering From An Auto Injury:
Auto injuries are very serious. In this video we will look at the anatomy involved and how the injury happens and finally, what can be done about it.
Neck Pain and Auto Injury:
90% of people report neck pain after an auto collision, and this video explains how the neck is injured during a crash.
Headache & Auto Injury:
The majority of auto injury patients report headache after a collision. You can learn more about the different conditions that result in headache in this video, as well as how to identify and seek treatment for their symptoms
Lower Back Pain after Auto Injury:
Many people report back pain after a car crash. This results from the vertebrae moving in different directions, stretching or tearing the ligaments of the spine. Learn more in this video about the biomechanics of lumbar spine injury.
Dr. Julian Chipley, Managing Partner
Dr. Melissa McMillen
Central Sensitization and Auto Injuries: Some patients develop chronic widespread pain after a car crash. Despite the initial location of the injury, pain may spread to unrelated parts of the body such as the hands and feet. Learn more about how to identify the symptoms of over-sensitization in this video.
Shoulder Pain After Auto Injury:
Many patients experience shoulder pain after a collision. Learn more about the two main causes of shoulder pain in this video.
Radicular Pain After Auto Injury:
Radicular pain results from pinching of the spinal nerves, producing pain that radiates to unrelated areas of the body. It is important for your chiropractor to pinpoint the root cause of the pain in order for you to have a quick recovery.
Brain Injuries After a Crash:
Brain injuries happen more frequently after car accidents then once thought. Just like in sports such as football and soccer, we are finding out that many people involved in a car crash experience Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI). For this injury to occur the person does not have to even be knocked unconscious. This is a serious issue that is often missed.