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If you have recently been in a car accident, you may be suffering from neck pain, low back pain, shoulder pain and headaches. Our Rockville Centre car accident injury chiropractor, Dr. John Gehnrich, has more than 15 years of experience helping patients just like you safely address pain symptoms and support the body’s natural healing process. At Rhino Chiropractic, our holistic approach to care integrates chiropractic adjustments with complementary therapies, including cold laser therapy. This approach supports whole body health from within and reduces or eliminates the need for medication or surgery.
Many people who walk away from a car accident with only a few bruises think their bodies are “okay” and they are not injured. Unfortunately, the lack of obvious physical injuries like a broken arm can be misleading. Accidents at speeds as slow as 5mph can cause serious trauma to the musculoskeletal system. Don’t assume that you are uninjured or that the pain or stiffness you’re feeling is “normal”. Even if you received emergency care following your auto accident, you will still benefit from a diagnostic exam with a chiropractor. A car accident injury chiropractor like Dr. Gehnrich is trained to evaluate your musculoskeletal system for trauma, including injuries like whiplash.
Whiplash is the most common car accident injury and can occur at speeds as slow as 5mph. The force of a rear impact accident can “whip” the cervical spine backward and forward, leading to a subluxation and nerve interference. Neck pain, headaches at the base of the skull, shoulder pain, muscle tenderness and blurred vision are common whiplash injury symptoms. Additional symptoms can include fatigue, difficulty concentrating or a feeling of “brain fog”, mood swings, forgetfulness, and disordered sleep patterns. As long as the nerve interference persists, your pain will continue. This is why it is so important to address the root cause for your whiplash symptoms, rather than relying on medication to "cover up" or "numb" your pain.
Dr. Gehnrich works closely with each patient to create a custom treatment program that supports the body’s natural healing process and empowers whole body health. The first step is to remove subluxations that are causing nerve interference and impacting the body’s optimal function. Dr. Gehnrich may also recommend complementary therapies like cold laser therapy and nutritional counseling to accelerate the healing process.
After an auto accident, it is important that you receive full compensation for all your injuries. Before settling with your insurance company, schedule a diagnostic appointment with a qualified car accident injury chiropractor. This exam will help to determine the extent of your injuries and the care to which you are entitled. The team at Rhino Chiropractic can help you manage insurance paperwork and help you receive full compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 516-536-6000.