If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. 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.
Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back.
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.
If you live in Minnesota and are injured in a car accident, you are protected by what's called Minnesota no-fault insurance. This means that anyone injured in a car accident can get the treatment that they need with absolutely no cost out of their pocket. It doesn't matter if you were the driver or passenger. It doesn't even matter if the accident was your fault or not.
You can see any chiropractor without a referral.
It is illegal for your insurance company to raise your rates if someone hits you.
If you are injured in a car accident, your Minnesota auto insurance pays 100% of all reasonable and necessary medical/chiropractic expenses.
If the other driver is uninsured you still have medical coverage.
If you are injured in a car accident in Minnesota you are able to see any doctor, anytime up to 12 months from the date of the accident with no cost to YOU!
The pain caused by an accident usually starts within a few days after the injury.
If you are injured the insurance company may even owe you money from missed work, pain and suffering and mileage to and from appointments.
About 3 million car accidents victims are inflicted with whiplash and 1/3 of these result in chronic pain.
93% of people suffering form whiplash improve with chiropractic care.
About 75% of car accident injuries occur below 12 mph.
Whiplash injuries may take 5-6 months to stabilize.
Just like a broken nose, if your spine heals wrong it will never be the same.
There is no relationship between car damage and a person's pain. Pain can be present without car damage.
Improper healing can lead to arthritis and chronic pain