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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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Caron Chiro StasffCaron Chiropractic Clinic is located in St. Paul, Minnesota at the intersection of Randolph and Snelling and in a new location in Village Center Shopping Center in North Oaks, Minnesota.  We opened our St. Paul Clinic in 1992, and our North Oaks Clinic in 2013.  One of the common injuries that our clinic has treated over the years is whiplash.  In car accidents there are many other types of injuries that our clinic has treated successfully, but whiplash is the most common.

There is a formula we have used over the years when treating someone who has been injured in an auto accident.  The first is having very thorough initial intake and health history forms.  This is followed up by an extensive history, exam and x-rays.  Each one of these steps is critical in coming up with a very specific diagnosis of all the obvious injuries and not so obvious or hidden injuries.  The importance of this step, and why our clinic has done well in caring for car accident victims is a specific diagnosis allows us a very specific treatment plan to help resolve these difficult injuries.

The most common diagnoses are sprain/strains of muscles and ligaments.  If these injuries are left untreated, they can heal with scar tissue.  Scar tissue has many pain nerves and can be a common source of sensitive tissue and chronic pain.  Treatments such as trigger point therapy, active release technique, massage, laser therapy, ultrasound, electronic muscle stimulation and specific exercise rehab can minimize scar tissue formation and help resolve soft tissue injuries.

Chiropractic subluxations and/or joint dysfunction also are very common injuries.  Examination and x-ray findings can be very important in specifically subluxationdiagnosing these injuries.  These subluxations most commonly occur in the spine, but also occur in shoulders, wrists, jaws, pelvises, hips, knees and ankles.  Our clinic prides itself in checking each joint of the body for these subluxations.  We use multiple chiropractic techniques with our adjusting to help resolve these subluxations.  These subluxations left untreated will turn into arthritis and chronic pain.

Our clinic’s philosophy is to treat each patient individually with care and respect.  Every person who is involved in a car accident has unique circumstances involving themselves and the car crash.  There are so many different variables with each unique patient, and it is an important to be very thorough when they are being treated at our clinic.  We use many other health professionals, and referrals when helping our patients.  This is very important in many cases involving auto accident injuries.  If you or a loved one have the misfortune of being involved in a car accident, Caron Chiropractic Clinic would be an excellent choice in helping you recover.  We have over 50 years of experience, and are experts in treating these types of cases.

Author:  Dr. Matt Caron

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Whiplash Injury Chiropractic Treatment St Paul MN

Whiplash is the common name given to the injury where there is a hyperextention (increased backward motion) and hyperflexion (increased forward motion) of the cervical (neck) spine and is also known as Acute Soft Tissue Neck Sprain.

When whiplash injury occurs, the soft tissues – the tendons, ligaments and muscles – which support the head and neck become stretched out of their natural range of motion and torn.

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St Paul MN Chiropractic Treatment | Whiplash and Auto Accident Injuries

Although whiplash is most frequently the result of a rear-end collision, in almost three-quarters of all side-impact crashes, an injury was reported. Whiplash can occur in several other situations. Whiplash can also be the result of a sport injury from football, gymnastics and many contact sports.

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Auto Injury Treatment St Paul Minnesota

Sometimes, the worst thing about Christmas is getting there! Once it arrives, it’s lots of fun–so don’t have an accident on the way! That drive over the river and through the woods brings its own hazards. Be aware that you may be more likely to have an accident at this time of the year.

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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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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 Injury Treatment St Paul Minnesota

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. An entire whiplash injury occurs in about 1/10th of a second — the length of an eye blink.  But in that time, the human head can experience forces greater than that of jet fighter pilots.

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