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All too often, we have people coming in for chronic pain with an unknown cause. Our chiropractors will sit down with them and investigate more about their pain. Eventually, we will find out that some of these patients were in a very small, barely mentionable fender bender. Now, it’s pretty obvious that when you are in a major car accident, you should immediately be checked. So why do we brush off the smaller accidents just because we are able to walk away? If a football player collided with another football player going 10mph, don’t you think they would be hurt? Padding or not, it’s likely they would both be checked out at the hospital. So why shouldn’t this be our way of thinking in a car as well? At Caron Chiropractic Clinic, P.A., in St. Paul, MN, we offer same day appointments for those involved in an accident. To avoid chronic pain, especially whiplash pain, urgency is key.

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Whiplash Neck Injury Chiropractic Treatment

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash is the most common auto accident injury, most often as a result of rear end or side impact collisions or as a result of a sports injury, particularly during contact sports such as football, rugby, boxing and the martial arts. Even snowboarding and gymnastics carries the risk of sustaining a neck injury like whiplash.

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St Paul MN Auto Injury Chiropractic Treatment

Some people may think their injuries are not that severe after automobile accidents because it was only a fender bender. Car crashes with minor vehicle damage are a little confusing; if the car wasn’t damaged much, it must have been a very minor crash, and so the occupant shouldn’t be injured. Right?

Wrong!!!

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Whiplash Chiropractic Treatment MN | Neck and Back Injuries

Whiplash and whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) represent a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck usually in a motor vehicle accidents, usually when the vehicle has been hit in the rear.  When a vehicle is struck from the rear it is accelerated forward, causing the seatback to push against the occupant’s torso and propel it forward. 

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St Paul MN Chiropractic Treatments | Head, Neck, & Back Injuries

Here it is, the end of summer. Kids going back to school and the Minnesota State Fair.  If you are considering a visit to the an amusement park over the long Labor Day weekend, and you plan to ride a roller coaster, be sure you are familiar with the health risks including the symptoms and risks associated with neck injuries and yes, even whiplash.  Whiplash caused by roller coasters?

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Auto Injury Chiropractic Treatment MN | Whiplash Neck and Back Injuries

There you are, driving your vehicle and WHAM! You have just been rear-ended. It all happens so fast. You think you are fine. But are you?  Some people may think their injuries are not that severe after an automobile accident because there is little or no vehicle damage. Don’t be misled by minimal damage to your car. Your body reacts much differently than glass, plastic or metal.

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Chiropractic Treatment MN | Neck Pain | Whiplash

Whiplash is a term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension. The term “whiplash” is a colloquialism. “Cervical acceleration-deceleration” (CAD) describes the mechanism of the injury, while the term “whiplash associated disorders” (WAD) describes the injury sequelae and symptoms.

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Auto, Work, Personal Injury Treatments MN | Chiropractor St Paul MN

Chiropractors have long been dedicated to delivering the safest and most effective healing methods for their patients. Scientific evidence supports chiropractic adjustments as safe, effective and an appropriate choice for patients with many common forms of neck pain and headaches.  Chiropractic health care has an impressive array of studies which support and prove the effectiveness of chiropractic care in a variety of different health ailments and many more studies are currently underway.

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Chiropractic Treatment For Whiplash St Paul MN

Whiplash occurs when the soft tissue in the spine is stretched and strained after the body is thrown in a sudden, forceful jerk. The injury most commonly occurs in car crashes involving sudden deceleration, but the injury can also occur in other strenuous physical activities.  Because each individual case of whiplash is different, it is not possible to generalize about the chiropractic whiplash treatment.

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Your Auto Accident Injury Might Be Hidden

The Hidden Injuries of Car Accidents
It all happens so fast.  You are sitting in your car at a red light and then WHAM!  You are rear ended by another vehicle. The sudden, unexpected accident that caused your whiplash injury may fade into memory, but the physical and psychological damage of whiplash can become chronic, severely affecting your quality of life.

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