Georgiy Sekretaryuk
February 11, 2015
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Motor vehicle accidents and whiplash: How Chiropractic can help

Motor Vehicle Accidents & Whiplash, Chiropractic Therapy 

Getting into a car accident can often be a stressful event especially if a friend or loved one is involved and may become injured. The most common injury sustained in a car accident is whiplash or a whiplash associated disorder (WAD). In fact, according to ICBC 65% of all patients involved in a MVA sustain a soft tissue injury to their neck or back.(1) Often, this occurs during a rear end collision that produces a forceful, rapid forward and back motion in the neck similar to cracking of a whip. WAD can often present 24-72 hours after the collision and associated with neck/ shoulder pain, headaches, visual disturbances, loss of motion, and in some cases, numbness and tingling into the arm and hand. A MVA can be a traumatic experience and a daunting task dealing with the aftermath of the collision. However,  your road to recovery can be a smooth one with the help of Chiropractic.

Chiropractic has been found to increase range of motion, decrease perceived pain following a MVA and is one of the few treatment interventions recommended that is non invasive and drug free. All you need to get started is a valid British Columbia ICBC claim number. No medical doctor referral is needed and no out of pocket expenses occur under the ICBC model whether you’re at fault or not.  If you have been is a recent MVA call today and receive the care you need to get back to a better you.

Benefits to seeking chiropractic treatment following a MVA

  • Faster recovery from injuries
  • No medical doctor referral
  • No out-of-pocket payments
  • Minimal paperwork required for patient
  • Immediate treatment with proven results

ICBC Chiropractor & Physiotherapy Clinic in Burnaby BC

If you are experiencing pain or injury from a motor vehicle accident, our Burnaby ICBC Chiropractor can help. No medical doctor referral is needed and no out of pocket expenses occur, regardless of fault.

Please contact Burnaby Physio Care at 604-558-2273 to make an appointment.

 

Reference:

1) Krafft, M; Kullgren A; Lie A; Tingval C (2005-04-01). “Assessment of Whiplash Protection in Rear Impacts”

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