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Posted on 01-12-2012
Being in a car accident can have long-term effects. Sometimes damage is severe and injuries are apparent, but there are many incidents where injuries suffered are not immediately noticeable. Having your internal organs, head, neck and back thrown about during a collision can cause damage that you may not be aware of for weeks or even months.
We've provided some general guidelines of how to handle an accident in the 92111 area, but you may also want to seek legal representation to find out exactly what your responsibilities and rights are in these situations.
You should always stop after an accident and assess whether there are any major injuries which require immediate attention. Contact the police so they can file a report and check all vehicle occupants as well. Exchange insurance and driver information, no matter whose fault you think it is. If you have a camera, safely document the scene of the accident. As soon as reasonably possible, jot down a few notes of your version of the events, including time of day, weather and road conditions. Next, file a claim with your insurance company. Finally, don't delay seeing an auto accident chiropractor who can assess your injuries and prescribe any necessary treatment plans.
Dr. Charles Salanger and Dr. Carol Spiegelman have been providing pain relief to car accident victims in the 92111 area and beyond for over 25 years. When you visit one of our doctors after an accident, he or she will perform a thorough examination to look for any underlying injuries that may not be readily apparent. If you are suffering from headaches, whiplash, herniated disc, pain or stiffness, we can prescribe a treatment plan of chiropractic care, rehabilitation, physical therapy, or massage therapy that will address your specific injuries and help you return to full function as soon as possible.
If you've been injured, call us at 858-630-5285 for an appointment so we can get you back on the road to good health.
Have you recently been in a car accident? Do you have any tips for other drivers involved in accidents?
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My back went out suddenly - for no reason. Went to 2 Dr.'s, had an X-ray - they found nothing wrong and had no recommendations. THEN a friend told me about Dr. Salanger - in 15 minutes the pain was gone and has not returned 2 weeks later. He gave me a couple exercises to do to strengthen the area. That's it - simple as that when you know what you're doing! THANK YOU Dr. Salanger!
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