Posts Tagged ‘car accident’

Car Accident chiropractors in Aurora, IL

September 23, 2013

Dr Collin Dolan of Dolan Family Chiropractic in Aurora, IL specializes in chiropractic care after car accidents.  Chiropractic is a great form of treatment for whiplash injuries, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, and leg pain resulting from car accidents.  Call the office today to see how chiropractic can help you get out of pain fast.  Dolan Family Chiropractic works directly with the insurance company at no cost to the patient.  Call 630-236-3090 today to speak with Dr Dolan about your car accident injuries.


Chiropractic Care After Car Accidents

September 10, 2013

     Dr Dolan of Dolan Family Chiropractic in Aurora, IL specializes in the treatment of car accident injuries including whiplash, back pain, and headaches.  The majority of injuries sustained in a car accident fall under the soft tissue category.  These injuries are the result of stretching and compressing muscles, ligaments, and tendons.  Most of the time these injuries will not show up on an x-ray.  They might not even really bother you that much directly after the accident or even over the next 24 hours.  These injuries can flare up 2-3 days after the accident and cause severe pain, muscle spasms, painful movement of joints, and loss of strength.  Many people are medically evaluated right after the accident or a few hours later at the hospital.  Many soft tissue injuries will feel OK until the next day.  Chiropractic care is an excellent form of conservative treatment for these kinds of injuries.  When treated early, these injuries heal faster and result in less long term effects.  Chiropractic incorporates spinal manipulation, stretching, massage, and physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, and traction.  Dolan Family Chiropractic treats a wide variety of car accident injuries including whiplash, headaches, back pain, sciatica, and joint pain.  Many offices ask the patient to pay the bills and then receive reimbursement from the insurance company at settlement but Dolan Family Chiropractic works directly with the 3rd party insurance company without any cost to the patient.  The office is conveniently located on the corner of Eola Rd and N. Aurora Rd/Indian Trail in the Jewel shopping center.  If you have any questions about possible injuries you may have sustained in a car accident feel free to call Dr Dolan at 630-236-3090 to find out if chiropractic care can help you.

Whiplash Prevention

December 28, 2010

Whiplash is a serious injury that usually results from a rear end collision in a car.  The head and neck are forced into hyperextension upon impact with stresses the anterior muscles and ligaments of the cervical spine.  The head then recoils into hyperflexion which compacts anterior tissues and stresses posterior tissues.  This results in neck pain, muscle tightness, muscle spasms, and a reduction in cervical spine range of motion.  Car safety steps should be taken by the driver in order to reduce the chances of whiplash injuries.  Seat belts are very important and should be worn at all times.  Seat belts should be properly used with lap and shoulder restraints in the proper position.  Ssteering wheel and door air bags help to reduce the chances of injury and should be employed when available. Steering wheel air bags guard against head trauma with the wheel, dashboard, and windshield while door air bags guard against head trauma with the window and door frame. The driver’s seat should be in a normal resting position and should be at almost 90 degrees.  If the seat is too close to the wheel it can cause severe injury from the deployment of the air bag and increases the risk of head trauma from hitting the windshield.  It also increases the chance of knee and hip injury from the impact of the knee into the dashboard.  This can cause fracture of the femur, hip, and more commonly the acetabulum within the joint when the leg is jammed back into the joint space.  If the seat is leaned too far back it can cause increase whiplash injuries because the seat belt will not be positioned correctly and can lead to a launching effect of the body.  if it is tilted too far forward it again increase the chance of head injury from hitting the wheel, dashboard, or windshield.  The head piece on the car seat should be elevated so that the back of the skull hits in the middle of the cushioning.  If the head piece is too low then the head can hyperextend over the top of the head rest upon the initial rear collision and cause increased injury and even dislocation.

Chiropractors treat whiplash injuries using a combination of stretching, massage, chiropractic adjustments, and physical therapy modalities including ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, and traction.  The chiropractors at Dolan Family Chiropractic in Aurora, IL are trained specialists at evaluating and treating whiplash and other motor vehicle accident injuries.  If you have any question please call the office at 630-236-3090 to speak with one of the doctors or for more information on how chiropractic can help whiplash visit our website at