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St Paul ChiropractorA minor fender bender is not something that should be taken lightly. Most importantly, your health should be evaluated after a car accident. Commonly, neck and back pain occurs in the form of whiplash. However, these symptoms don’t always occur immediately after the accident occurs. Instead, it can take a few days for the neck and back pain to develop. So, just because you feel fine after the minor fender bender, doesn’t mean that you should go on with your regular lifestyle without seeking a medical professional. Instead, if you are in the St. Paul, MN area, stop by Caron Chiropractic Clinic, P.A., for a thorough evaluation of your neck and back pain after a car accident.

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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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Natural Approach To Personal Injury Relief

Chronic or Acute Pain ReliefIt doesn’t take a major accident to sustain a painful injury. Whiplash can occur with an auto accident at speeds as low as 5 miles per hour. A slip and fall on an icy sidewalk can leave you with ongoing back pain. Lifting, bending and twisting while shoveling snow may cause an injury also. Whatever the cause of your personal injury, a Doctor of Chiropractic at Caron Chiropractic Clinic, P.A. can do an evaluation to recommend corrective treatment. We have a Natural Approach to help with personal injury relief without the use of medications or surgery.

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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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Auto Injury Chiropractic Treatment St Paul MN

The summer is over. The kids are back in school. There is still some awesome weather ahead before the snowflakes start flying.  Autumn in Minnesota is a treasured time with the nice weather, and beautiful fall colors. Call me crazy, but I like this time of year. It averages 72 degrees – perfect to enjoy the great outdoors.

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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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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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