Treatment for Auto & Truck Accident Injuries

Chiropractic Help for Accident Victims in Lawrenceville & Norcross

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to receive help for your injuries as soon as possible. At Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain, we specialize in helping victims of car and truck accident injuries. Speak with our Lawrenceville chiropractor about your injuries today.

Treatment for Whiplash Injuries

Automobile accidents are the leading cause of whiplash. Very often, whiplash victims are told that their soreness and stiffness, along with any other symptoms, will go away with time - but this often isn't the case.

Months and even years after the accident, whiplash sufferers can experience symptoms they never had before the accident, such as:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Numbness
  • Recurring aches and pains

Soft tissue injuries due to whiplash can result in the tearing of muscles and ligaments. This tearing interferes with the body's ability to straighten the structural damage. The healing of a spinal whiplash injury without proper professional care would be somewhat like healing a broken bone without first setting it. If the whiplash injury does not receive proper physical care such as spinal adjustments, the body might mend the injured spine in a distorted position, which could contribute to chronic and more severe problems in the future. It takes less time to heal and it is much less costly to treat the whiplash immediately following the injury than it is to treat it months or years later.

What Should I Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident?

Be sure to follow these seven steps after your accident:

  • Stop - Failure to stop after an accident will be charged as a felony if someone is injured. Failure to stop after an accident is a misdemeanor if no one is injured and there is only property damage.
  • Call 911 - Report an accident and advise if anyone is injured. Take an ambulance to the hospital if you are injured.
  • Safety - If you're not injured, protect the scene with flares if possible. If your car is on a street with fast-moving traffic, wait for the police outside of your car, off the road, and on the side away from your car, just in case your car is struck by another vehicle. Do not stand in front of your car and do not stand with your back to traffic.
  • Police - Insist that an accident report is made when law enforcement arrive. Cooperate with the police but do not make admissions or give opinions. If there are any witnesses on your behalf, get their names, addresses, and telephone numbers and ask them to give statements to the officer. Get the accident report number.
  • Identification - Get the names and addresses of all other drivers and registered owners of all other vehicles involved in the accident. Also get the license plate numbers, vehicle identification numbers (VINs), and state of registration for all other vehicles involved in the accident. If a two-piece truck is involved in the accident, get the license plate number, VIN, and state of both the cab and the trailer.
  • Take notes - Write down everything you can to help you remember all of the facts leading up to the accident. It is imperative that you report your injuries to a doctor as soon as possible after the accident.
  • See an attorney immediately - You need to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Our office will gladly refer you to an honest, competent attorney who can protect your rights and ensure a fair settlement once your medical treatment is finished. Learn more about why you need to contact a lawyer quickly on our attorney referrals page.

At Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain, Our Patients Come First

We put our patients first and serve them in any way we can. We even provide transportation to and from their appointments if their cars are damaged and out of service. Make an appointment with a chiropractor in Lawrenceville to take the first step towards wellness.

Call our Gwinnett chiropractic office today to schedule your free consultation.