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Have you been in a car accident?

When you’ve been in an automobile accident the road to healing can be frustrating. Wilson Health Services regularly treats patients who have been impacted by automobile accidents.

Whether it was a fender bender or a more serious accident, our local physiotherapy, massage therapy and chiropractic personnel are compassionate professionals trained to relieve your symptoms and help you on your road to recovery.

One of the most common injuries associated with car accidents is whiplash and whiplash associated disorders. Whiplash is a fast-and-forceful jarring of the spine and neck, the motion of which resembles a cracking whip. Just like the force of a real cracking whip, this injury can generate enough power to create a tiny sonic boom, the trauma of whiplash on your body can be debilitating.

Putting your body through a trauma like that can have lasting effects, some of which might not be apparent until long after your accident. Your body isn’t meant to bear such brute force which is why the damage of whiplash can radiate throughout the body and cause injuries resulting in chronic pain. It’s not uncommon for even mild whiplash to require a few months of treatment. Often misunderstood to encompass only neck pain, whiplash can result in whiplash associated disorders including headaches, neck stiffness and pain, reduced range of motion in the neck and shoulders, tingling or numbness in the arms, and upper back pain. Other injuries often experienced from an automobile accident include back and spinal injuries, including herniated discs, ligament bruising, sprains, strains, stiffness, and reduced mobility.

It’s not uncommon to think you should wait and see how your body heals after an accident, but when you’re in pain, even sitting can be a challenge. While waiting to see how your body will react from the accident, you could be setting yourself up for a longer recovery, and you risk a delay in receiving insurance benefits.

We understand that part of the stress during recovery from an automobile accident stems from that mountain of paperwork you need to file to receive insurance coverage. Our staff regularly handles this level of paperwork and are happy to help you navigate the forms and procedures to receive coverage for treatments at the clinic. The best practice is to file paperwork sooner rather than later- note that most insurance companies will put your case on priority if you file within a certain time frame. Insurance can be daunting, but worthwhile to pursue and we at Wilson Health Services will hold your hand through the whole process.

Call Wilson Health Services today at {519) 624-8000 to book an appointment, or if you have questions regarding your motor vehicle accident.