Long Branch AUTO ACCIDENT & WHIPLASH victims: We can help you avoid years of nagging pain or serious problems!
Types of Car Accident Injuries
There are many types of car accident injuries:
The first 24-78 hours after a car accident are crucial. Whiplash and injuries to the neck and back can occur even at pretty low speeds, and are often not felt right away. Post-accident stress and adrenaline can often mask pain from a car injury for several hours and even days.
If you've been in an auto accident, have been diagnosed with whiplash, or THINK you may have whiplash or other spinal injuries, you can't afford NOT to see a qualified injury recovery specialist right away. Delaying your treatment can delay your recovery!
Protect yourself with early detection and correction Whether or not you have any symptoms now, if you've been in an accident- however small -you might have undetected structural injuries such as whiplash, spinal subluxations (misalignments), or bone, soft tissue, or nerve damage that could cause you serious problems and expense weeks, months, even years down the road.
Even if you didn't have to go to the hospital or you went and the ER physician or your family doctor says you're fine except for whiplash or other mild soft-tissue damage, seek another opinion from an injury specialist immediately.
Why? Because the typical ER doctor or general practitioner (internist) is not specifically trained in structural injury and its potential long term effects. Even soft tissue injuries, particularly to spinal ligaments, can have serious long-term consequences if not correctly diagnosed and treated right away.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO SEE A CHIROPRACTIC DOCTOR FOLLOWING A CAR ACCIDENT?
It can vary by the individual and severity of the accident, but within the first three to seven days it is generally recommended to see an auto injury chiropractor for a variety of reasons.From an injury perspective ;car accident chiropractors want to address the issue immediately to mitigate any further damage and accelerate the recovery process. Starting this process before symptoms peak can help aid the path to recovery.
From an insurance coverage perspective ; whether or not you are at fault, insurance companies give a relatively small window to seek care for injuries related to a car accident. As this window narrows, it can become increasingly challenging to receive compensation for continued professional medical care and post-accident therapy and rehabilitation.
Call today for a free consultation to see how we can help you.
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New Life Chiropractic specializes in the treatment of whiplash and other spinal or structural damage that has occurred as a result of an auto accident, on-the-job, or from a sports related injury. Please, whether you get help here or from someone else, don't take your good health for granted. Schedule your free consultation with an injury specialist right away. You'll be glad you did!
Best of all, MOST of these injuries can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
To learn more about our office, take a look at our Treatment and Insurance information. Getting the proper care for your injuries is easier and more affordable than you may realize.
WHAT IS WHIPLASH?
Whiplash, or sometimes called neck strain, refers to an injury of the neck that is the result of a sudden excessive force that causes the neck and head to jerk forward and then backward or vice versa, such as in an auto crash which causes damage to the muscle or tendons (the bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones). Similarly and yet different, neck sprains are caused by tearing of the ligaments (the tissues that connect the bones to each other). Both strains and sprains typically affect muscles, discs, nerves, ligaments, and tendons in the delicate structure of the neck and are treated similarly. These injuries can also occur in contact sports, other activities, or work accidents that might involve a sudden impact.
Although whiplash is a common injury experienced by millions of Americans every year, it can result in structural damage that is difficult to detect and correct. If not properly diagnosed and treated, these injuries can undermine the structural balance of the body and set off a "domino effect" that can exacerbate over time producing a wide variety of symptoms from headaches and extremity pain or numbness, to loss of mobility or even mental function. Whiplash injuries are a serious problem and 30% of whiplash injury patients still have problems one year after the accident.
If you are experiencing a headache that worsens or persists, have weakness or trouble talking, confusion, dizziness, nausea or are excessively sleepy, you need to see a doctor right away as you may be experiencing a concussion related to the injury which caused your whiplash.
Symptoms of Whiplash Injury
While each person will experience symptoms differently, any of the following could indicate a whiplash injury:
Will My Insurance Pay For Chiropractic Care?
If you've been in an auto accident, your insurance should pay for 100% care-at least up to a reasonable limit.
For other circumstances, coverage may depend on a few factors.
Do you have chiropractic coverage?
After diagnosis using physical examination and X-rays (CT scan, and/or MRI are sometimes also recommended), conventional medical treatments may involve ice applications, pain and anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxing medications, and/or physical rehabilitation. A cervical collar may be prescribed as well for severe cases.
The Chiropractic Alternative
Because Chiropractic Physicians are uniquely trained in human structure or biomechanics, they are uniquely qualified to address the structural damage that occurs in a whiplash injury. While they may use many of the same diagnostic and treatment tools, the care plan is designed to correct the underlying damage, not merely to mitigate the symptoms.
Relying less on drugs and more on an in-depth knowledge of correct or normal structural health, our chiropractor will use a series of adjustments and exercises or physical rehabilitation to relieve symptoms, restore normal alignment and function, and "retrain" muscles and soft tissue to "hold" the correction long-term. Best of all, MOST of these injuries can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
DR. TYLER M. RICHARDS
Dr. Richards grew up in Milltown NJ, where he went to Bishop George AHR High in Edison NJ. After completing HS, he went to West Virginia University and received his BS degree in exercise physiology from the School of Medicine. Upon graduating from WVU he knew that he had to continue his education and based on knowing the value of exercise on human health and well-being he had intentions of getting a PHD in Exercise Physiology where he wanted to do more research on the effects of exercise on the human body.
After a debilitating car accident that left him bed ridden with electrical shock shooting into his body, he was faced with taking medications and surgery to alleviate the pressure on the nervous system. Being educated about how the body works, he knew there had to be something else he could do. His sister worked for a chiropractor, at the time and suggested that he should "give it a try." As a skeptic, just like a lot of people, he was thinking "how in the world could twisting my body into different positions help MY situation", but he was facing the surgeon’s knife. About one month into his treatment program he was back on his feet and most of the ailments had resolved themselves. After that he knew what he needed to do for humanity. He attended Life Chiropractic School in Marietta GA about 3 months after his accident. He received a Doctorate in Chiropractic and after graduation moved back to NJ to bring this great healing art back to his community that he grew up in.
Dr. Richards is a gentle, caring and highly experienced chiropractor. He has over 9 years of experience in treating patients with chronic or acute back, neck, shoulder, sciatic nerve and extremity pain. You will get Chiropractic care at his office. There will be no sugar coating with different therapies. Dr. Richards makes a conscious effort to explain things completely, to ensure his patients understand why he does what he does, and are comfortable with his treatment. He will correct the bony structure, that houses the nervous system, and by doing so the function of the body increases to its maximum potential. Health and healing are an inherent right; sickness, disease and symptoms are a result of not nurturing and taking care of the body.
BS Exercise Physiology, Minor Nutrition, West Virginia University, 1994
Doctorate of Chiropractic, Life University, 1999
Private practice 1999 - present
Pediatric to Geriatric adjusting
Garden State Chiropractor Society
World Childrens Wellness Foundation
First, remember, nothing is more important than your health, especially when you start to lose it.
Most people have one thing on their mind: their automobile!
They worry: "What about my car?" "What will I drive?" "What will happen to my insurance?" "Who is going to pay for this?"
The last thing on their minds is: "Have I been damaged?"
The damage from spinal nerve stress may take months or even years to surface, not to mention post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can ruin your posture. Osteoarthritis can cause the discs in your spine to degenerate and create scarring, leading to chronic stiffness and the inability to move properly.
A Chiropractic exam and proper treatment can save an accident victim from much pain and disability later.
Our concern is to give you the care you need, if you need it. If we cannot help you, we will refer you to a doctor who can.
Second, remember, once you settle your case, you lose the right to have your insurance company pay for treatment if you need it.
A good rule of thumb is to be informed of your rights and then make a decision.
COMPLIMENTARY INJURY RECOVERY ASSESSMENT
The first, most important step toward full recovery and prevention of serious long-term health problems is an accurate diagnosis and assessment of your injury with a recommended treatment plan. With this special internet offer, you receive a Complimentary Consult!
Consultation to include:
Call (866) 303-5234 NOW to schedule your Complimentary Injury Recovery Assessment, or fill in the following form and we will contact you as soon as possible.
*"All my family comes to this office. I had asthma and back problems due to pregnancy. I was referred by my friend Tami. I have had these symptoms for five years. With back pain, I could not complete housework. I am very thankful for God in bringing our family to Dr. Tyler. God has used his skills to help heal and maintain. Asthma symptoms have cleared for myself and daughter, back pain is now low to none. I am now able to enjoy life as a mom."
*"I sought chiropractic treatment for back pain and a stiff neck. My father told me about this office. My symptoms began when I woke up in the morning in pain, and I’ve had this for over 10 years. I was feeling lethargic, had trouble surfing and enjoying my favorite activities. Dr. Tyler and Cathy are awesome, they are friendly, welcoming and compassionate. I have rediscovered a youthful energy, particularly in the ocean!"
*"I first came to this office for sore back and joints. I found out about his practice from a demo at the farmers market. I think symptoms began from old age. I’ve had these symptoms for 20 years. Pain was consistent sitting, standing and driving. I like this office because it’s walk in and it’s good for me. I go regularly, and have been pain free. I now do not suffer from pain and discomfort. I have recommended him to many people and they have all been very satisfied with the results."
*"I first came to Dr. Richards for chronic back pain and spasms while walking. I found the office from a sign out front. My symptoms began way back in early 2000’s while working as a nurse. It feels like I’ve had these symptoms forever. The problems keep me from walking distances seems spasms and pain start. The doctor and staff are friendly, concerned and helpful couldn’t meet a nicer group. After adjustments I can walk longer distances before pain and spasms start."
*"I first started coming to this office for chronic back issues. I was looking for a family chiro who would also treat children with ear infections. My symptoms began 30 years ago after being hit by a car. My son was two years old and had chronic ear infections and doctors wanted to put tubes in his ears. Dr. Richards was most accommodating, thorough and genuinely interested in our well being. I no longer have to stay a day in bed due to my back issues. And my son no long has ear infections."
*"I first started coming because I couldn’t walk properly or stand straight. I found Dr. Richards through my insurance. I’ve had these symptoms my whole life. I was not able to live without pain. Dr. Tyler has great knowledge in the field of Chiropractic. I have had amazing results."
*"I started coming to this office because of sciatic pain caused from my pregnancy. He offers affordable payment plans. I had extreme pain and he alleviated it. The staff are absolutely wonderful-so caring, knowledgable, friendly and take genuine interest, and go the extreme mile. The results I received is not manageable."
*"I have been coming to Dr. Richards office since 2009. I had pain in my right hip which caused me pain when I walked. I had these symptoms for 6 months before receiving chiropractic treatment. My medical Dr. wanted me to take medication and then surgery. Since coming to this office, I have avoided both! I find Dr. Richards to be compassionate and his staff helpful. I can now walk without pain and have been pain free for 6 years. It’s a miracle!"
*"Severe pain in my right hip and difficulty walking for six months prompted me to seek chiropractic treatment from Dr. Richards who is close to where I live. Dr. Richards is compassionate and took care of my pain without medication or surgery. The staff was cheerful and helpful. As a result of my care, I can now walk without pain and have been pain free for five years! It's a miracle!!"
*"I started my Chiropractic treatment because of frequent recurring migraine headaches. After 16 years in the martial arts with very intense workouts and training, it was determined that my spine had suffered, particularly my neck. After 6 months of treatment, my migraines have virtually disappeared. There were also numerous benefits, my energy level is up, my workouts are stronger, and my recovery time is greatly reduced. My posture has improved so dramatically that people comment about it! Chiropractic treatment is definitely worth the time and financial commitment."
Sara G. (School Administrator)
*"Reluctantly, I made my appointment. After 5 visits, my eyesight began to improve. I thought with great excitement this just cannot be. After my 15th visit, I began to read without my glasses (I as in glee). Very content with what has taken place, my energy level increased. To add to all this, I have almost completely rid myself of my sinus condition. Emotion only, but words cannot translate how ecstatic I am with my treatment. I will always be a prophet for the method of correction."
I was in glee (Marketing executive)
*"I brought my daughter in because I heard that Chiropractic might help with asthma or breathing problems. My daughter had been diagnoses with asthma a month earlier. The Pediatrician prescribed 3 types of breath inhalers a day. I thought it couldn’t hurt. Since coming to Chiropractic, she has been brought back into alignment and she does not take any medications and has no symptoms of asthma."
Marcia N. (delighted parent)
*"I’ve been coming to Dr. Richard’s office for the past 3 months. In my opinion you are like an angel. I used to take sleeping pills at night because of my neck pain and insomnia. Since I started treatment with you I no longer have to take sleeping pills or muscle relaxers to sleep. Now I am pain free and seem to have more energy. I never felt as free from neck pain as I do now. I thank you so much for being an excellent and knowledgeable healer."
Neomi C. (Nurse)
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