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What you should know if you have been involved in an auto accident
According to Florida Statute 627.736, patients have only 14 days to seek medical
or chiropractic care after being injured in a motor vehicle accident.

You are entitled to receive up to $10,000 in medical coverage.

Auto Accidents: Why get checked?

After an auto accident, it is important to get checked by our trained staff for whiplash and spinal injuries, which include spinal bone misalignment and soft tissue damage (tendons, discs, muscles, and ligaments).  Symptoms may not appear for days or even weeks after a car accident, so don’t wait for these symptoms to appear before scheduling an appointment.  Remember, in Florida you only have 14 days following your accident to be examined by a medical or chiropractic physician, otherwise, you loose your benefits.

At Bailey Health Solutions we excel at helping people recover from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Our office has a lot of experience as well as gentle therapies that can be used to facilitate healing in accident victims.  We also utilize advanced diagnostic testing that may reveal conditions such as ligament, brain and disc injuries that may be overlooked by traditional imaging.

Light chiropractic care and physical therapy have been proven safe and effective and are the preferred treatments for many auto accident injuries.

If you have been involved in a car accident, please call 911 from the scene for immediate assistance.  Your second call should be to us here at Bailey Health Solutions. Even if you have not yet experienced any immediate symptoms it is wise to get checked!

If you need an attorney, we work with some of the best personal injury attorneys in and around St. Augustine.

What Are the Common Signs and Symptoms of Whiplash?

The most common symptoms of whiplash are pain and stiffness in the neck. These symptoms are generally found in the areas that are “whiplashed.” During a whiplash, the head is lifted up from the upper-cervical spine. This creates a sprain/strain in the region just below the skull, where symptoms usually occur.  Symptoms are also commonly seen in the front and back of the neck. Turning the head often makes the pain and discomfort worse.

Headache, especially at the base of the skull, is also a common symptom, seen in more than two thirds of patients. These headaches may be one-sided (unilateral) or experienced on both sides (bilateral). In addition, pain and stiffness may extend down into the shoulders, arms, upper back, and even the upper chest.

Apart from musculoskeletal symptoms, some patients also experience dizziness, difficulty swallowing, nausea, and even blurred vision after a whiplash injury. While these symptoms are disconcerting, in some cases they disappear within a relatively short time. If they persist, it is very important to inform your doctor. Vertigo (the sensation of the room spinning) and ringing in the ears may also be experienced. Some patients may feel pain in the jaw. Others will even complain of irritability, fatigue, sensitivity to light or sound, and difficulty concentrating. These symptoms often resolve quickly but may persist for weeks, months, or even years.

 

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