Chiropractors specialize in the care of bones, muscles, nerves, and connective tissue, all are vital after an auto accident.  Early treatment after a car accident will allow quicker healing and recovery time as well as reducing the chance of any future complications. It is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an auto accident since the effects of the collision, if untreated, can induce long-term complications.

Once Dr. Murkowsi has diagnosed your injuries, treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, electric stimulation, intersegmental traction, disc decompression, cryotherapy and other options for relief.  Each treatment plan is specifically tailored to you and your injuries.

If you have been involved in an auto accident and need treatment, we can assist you with any billing and insurance issues.  We are able to handle the entire billing process for your case so you can focus on getting the treatment you need.

A car accident is one of the most traumatic experiences the human body can go through.  A 10 MPH rear-end collision can result in 5G’s of acceleration force, which is equivalent to try to catch a 200 pound sack of cement tossed from a first story window.  The forces in a 15 MPH rear impact are equivalent to falling from a two story building. How is this possible at such slow speeds?

At the point of impact, energy is not lost.  It is transferred to the struck vehicle along a linear plane which in turn, is transferred to all those inside the vehicle.  Think about the way a cue ball transfers energy to a pool ball once it is hit at a pocket. Within 0.3 seconds of impact, the head reaches an acceleration of 2 to 2.5 times the maximum vehicle acceleration, which is faster than the body can react to protect itself. This is why the most common injury in an auto accident is whiplash syndrome (or spinal injuries).

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration more than 800,000 people suffer from whiplash every year.  Costs related to whiplash total more the Five Billion each year.  Proper care can help reduce long term pain and discomfort.

Whiplash is a type of injury mechanism that forces the neck/spine backwards (hyperextension) and then forward (hyperflexion) in less than a second.  This abrupt, jarring movement can result in damaged or torn muscles and ligaments that support the spine, stretched tendons, inflamed joints, shifting of the vertebral column causing increased pressure on the spine and intervertebral discs, pinched nerves, internal bruising, and internal bleeding.

Certain times, injuries/symptoms that can arise from an auto accident may take awhile to present themselves.  This happens when the body goes into shock after the initial accident.  Shock can last for as long as a year after the initial auto collision causing the body to “shut down” certain functions like pain reception, reflexes, coordination, and organ function.  This is why the state of Michigan has a no-fault insurance law.

The Michigan no-fault insurance law states that if you have an auto accident it can cover medical expenses, wage loss benefits, replacement services, and the damage an individual does to another individual’s property.  It does NOT matter who caused the accident. This means that once someone has been in an auto accident, they have one calendar year to determine what injuries were incurred from the accident and the best course of treatment for those injuries.

Treating Auto Accident Patients

Chiropractors specialize in the care of bones, muscles, nerves, and connective tissue, all are vital after an auto accident.  Early treatment after a car accident will allow quicker healing and recovery time as well as reducing the chance of any future complications. It is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an auto accident since the effects of the collision, if untreated, can induce long-term complications.

Once Dr. Murkowsi has diagnosed your injuries, treatment may include chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitation, physiotherapy, electric stimulation, intersegmental traction, disc decompression, cryotherapy and other options for relief.  Each treatment plan is specifically tailored to you and your injuries.

If you have been involved in an auto accident and need treatment, we can assist you with any billing and insurance issues.  We are able to handle the entire billing process for your case so you can focus on getting the treatment you need.

Whiplash Symptoms

  • Blurred Vision
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Neck Stiffness
  • Low Back Pain
  • Reduced Range of Motion in the Neck