Posts Tagged ‘Whiplash’

Whiplash Chiropractic

June 12, 2017

Whiplash is the most common injury resulting from a car accident.  Of course there are varying degrees of injury, but it is rare to see someone come out of a car accident without some kind of aches or pains.  In a rear end collision, the head and neck is forced into extension and then flexion, which can result in injury to the muscles or ligaments of the spine.  Dr. Dolan of Dolan Family Chiropractic in Aurora, IL successfully treats whiplash injuries everyday in practice using muscle therapy, physiotherapy, and gentle chiropractic manipulation.  Many people ignore nagging aches and pains after being in a car accident.  These minor injuries can turn into major problems down the line if left untreated.  In most cases, the patient’s car insurance or the other person’s insurance will pay 100% of the bill!   So there is no excuse to getting into seeing a specialist before your problem worsens.  If you have any questions regarding chiropractic treatment, or if you have any questions about your specific personal injury case, feel free to call Dr. Dolan at 630-236-3090 to see if chiropractic treatment is right for you.


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 Injuries and Chiropractic

March 1, 2013

This is the time of year for fender benders in the Aurora and Naperville area.  A lot can be going through your head after being rear ended.  The car is totaled, a stack of paperwork is on its way, and your neck is starting to get stiff and sore.  One of the biggest mistakes you can make following a motor vehicle accident is to sign a release form stating you received no injuries.  The majority of aches and pains from an accident will begin in the next 24-48 hours after your crash.  Whiplash is a neck injury resulting from the rapid backward and forward movements of the neck after a rear end accident.  It can cause muscle strains, ligament strains, muscle spasms, headaches, loss of range of motion in the neck, and even disc herniation in more severe cases.  Initial x-rays at the hospital initially after the accident may be negative but soft tissues injuries can arise and cause a lot of pain and discomfort.  Dr Dolan of Dolan Family Chiropractic successfully treats whiplash injuries using a combination of gentle manipulations, physical therapy modalities, soft tissue massage, and stretching techniques.  His treatment helps to restore movement back in the neck and get rid of the pain quickly so you can get back to your life.  If you have been in a car accident and are experiencing neck pain or discomfort call Dr Dolan at 630-236-3090 for a free consultation to see if chiropractic can help you.

Whiplash Injury in Aurora, IL

September 28, 2011

Dolan Family Chiropractic is located in Aurora, IL on the corner of Eola Rd and North Aurora Rd/Indian Trail in the Jewel Shopping Center.  Whiplash injury to the neck is one of the most common injuries sustained in a typical car accident.  The symptoms include neck pain, stiff neck, headaches, shoulder pain, arm pain, numbness, tingling in the arms, and localized swelling.  The chiropractors at Dolan Family Chiropractic in Aurora, IL have years of experience successfully treated whiplash injuries and have a reputation for being one of the top chiropractic offices in Auroa and Naperville.  The office accepts personal injury cases with no upfront payment and files the medical claims for you.  Drs Alorna and Collin Dolan combine chiropractic care, physical therapy, stretching, and rehab to get fast results.

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

Chiropractic for Neck Pain and Whiplash in Aurora, IL and Naperville, IL

December 9, 2010

Chiropractic care is well known for its success treating low back pain and neck pain.  Neck pain can originate from a number of different tissues including muscle, bone, joints, and ligaments.  Traumatic injuries such as whiplash, falls, and contact injuries can cause muscle spasms and strains, ligament and joint sprains, and myofascitis.  These injuries cause splinting and stiffening of the major neck muscles and cause pain with even the slightest movements and a loss in range of motion.  For instance, in a rear end car accident, the head and neck are thrusted into extension rapidly followed by a swift recoil into flexion.  When the head goes back into extension the muscle on the front and sides of the neck are over stretched and the joints in the back of the neck, the facets, are compressed.  This causes muscle tearing in the front and sides and joint compaction in the joints in the rear.  This results in muscle strains and reflexive spasms in the front of the neck and joint pain in the back.  When the head recoils forward into flexion the muscles in the rear are stretched and the joints in the front of the neck, the discs, are compressed.  This fast, sudden movement can tear muscles and ligaments in the neck depending on the force of the impact and can cause fractures, disc bulges, disc herniations, and dislocations if the force is great enough.  When the body detects such a movement in the neck it automatically tightens the muscles of the neck in order to stabilize the cervical spine in order to protect the spinal cord.  These muscle spasms can last for months after an accident if it goes untreated and can remain very painful for even longer.

Chiropractors assess whiplash injuries using neurological tests, orthopedic tests, range of motion assessment, palpation, and x-rays to identify the cause of the pain and to determine the stability of the cervical spine.  X-rays will rule out fractures, dislocations, and malpositions but an MRI is required to diagnosis muscle and ligament tears, disc bulges, disc herniations, and cord injuries.  Chiropractors use electric muscle stimulation to relax the tight muscles of the neck and to reduce pain.  They use trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and myotherapy to treat muscle spasms and strains and gentle chiropractic adjustments to realign the bones in the spine and remove fixations.  At home, specific stretches and icing procedures will help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation and swelling, and increase range of motion.  Chiropractors are specially trained to treat whiplash injuries and provide lasting results without the use of pain medications or surgeries.

Dr Collin Dolan of Dolan Family Chiropractic is considered one of the top chiropractors in the city of Aurora, IL in treating head and neck injuries resulting from whiplash type injuries.  He works with some of the top orthopedic doctors in the area in co-managing whiplash patients and is well known for his expertise in the fields of chiropractic and pain management.  To learn more visit or call to speak to the doctor at 630-236-3090.