Auto Injuries and Whiplash

Work with a Trauma Trained and credentialed chiropractor if you are involved in an automobile crash! 

When you need an evaluation after a car accident, trust Dr. Tammy Atkinson. 

Our Treatment Approach at Chiropractic Pain & Injury Center

If you are injured in an automobile accident, the first step is to begin an in-depth evaluation so that we can determine an accurate diagnosis. No injury should be treated without a complete evaluation to diagnose what was injured. Our evaluation process begins by listening to your history and symptoms, followed by a detailed physical exam using orthopedic, neurological and musculoskeletal examination testing. Based on the symptoms and your examination, the injuries may require imaging, such as plain film x-ray or MRI in order to fully visualize the nature and extent of tissue damage, and we will order any necessary imaging and special tests that may be required. After a thorough evaluation and diagnosis, you’ll be presented with a professional recommendation of treatment options designed to facilitate your recovery process.

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What Happens to the Spine After a Car Accident?

You may not feel pain immediately after a car accident.  Sometimes people may feel stiff and sore the following day.  During an automobile accident, the muscles and ligaments in the spine can be overstretched or damaged. This leads to irritation and inflammation of the joints and tissues. When you do feel soreness and stiffness, this may indicate that there has been trauma to the ligaments and muscles that support your spine.  As a result of the injury, the body will begin to restrict motion, and start to lay down scar tissue.

What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Symptoms vary from person to person. If whiplash was caused by a traffic accident, the direction of impact, speed of the vehicles, as well as  your physical condition will play a role in determining your symptoms. 

Symptoms of Whiplash injuries usually include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Pain that increases with movement
  • Headaches that start at the base of the skull
  • Decreased range of motion in the neck
  • Fatigue
  • Tingling in arms
  • Tenderness in the upper back and shoulders 
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Blurry vision
  • Insomnia
  • Ringing in the ears 

Why Visit Us After A Car Accident? 

You will be examined by Dr. Atkinson who is a Trauma Trained credentialed chiropractor who understands that your condition is special and needs immediate attention.  Injuries from car accidents can be exceedingly painful and, in many cases, the person finds it difficult to return to work and other activities until the condition has improved. A Trauma Trained chiropractor will take into consideration the nature of the injury, as well as the condition of the patient before and after the injury. Dr. Atkinson is Trauma Trained and credentialed through the  Academy of Chiropractic.

If you have been injured in a car accident or at work, Call Us today or schedule online (919) 439-2539!

If you have been injured in a car accident or at work, Call Us today or schedule online!


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