What do I do if I was injured in an auto accident?

Getting in an auto accident can be a very stressful event. From the injuries you may have sustained to the damage on your car, there can be a number questions you may be dealing with. “Do I call the police, or an ambulance?”, “Will my insurance cover this accident?”, “Am I able to go to work?”, or “Will this pain go away?” among many other questions. Most people are not experts in what to do after an accident, nor are they able to make the best choices under the circumstances of a crash scene and the days to follow. Whether it is a significant whiplash injury, low level crash, side impact, (T-bone) or head on collision, it is wise to get your spine evaluated. In the case of obvious fractures, loss of consciousness, lacerations, etc., being evaluated at the scene and having emergency care is always recommended. After special tests and imaging is performed or ruled out, seeking out a Chiropractor who is trained in treating trauma to the spine from auto accidents is the first step in recovering from your injuries. At Vitality Spine and Rehab, Dr. Stacy James Stadnik, has completed and Advanced Certification in Spinal Trauma from the Spinal Research Institute of San Diego. This training has taught Dr. Stadnik to recognize injuries and biomechanical dysfunction of the spine due to injuries from whiplash or side impact accidents. Dr. Stadnik is able to determine the extent of injuries sustained even in the event of low speed crashes, which are well documented to still cause significant injuries in some cases, (headaches, neck pain, numbness and tingling, low back pain/sciatic pain, or even fatigue). Before you seek out a Chiropractor in Kent, Washington, make sure it is someone who specializes in spinal injuries due to trauma. ¬†Coordinating care with other providers in many cases is required to ensure optimal recovery and return the injured individual to their pre-injury status and return to all prior daily activities. If you have any questions about your accident and your possible injuries, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 253-867-2655 and set up a complimentary 15 minute consultation. You can also inquire through our website, http://www.vitalityspineandrehab.com