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4103 E BOARDWALK DR #202

FORT COLLINS, CO 80525

(970) 207-4463

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Our Fort Collins auto injury doctor can see you today.  And did you know your insurance will likely cover all medical expenses!

In a Fort Collins Auto Accident and Suffering from Whiplash?

Pay attention to more than just your car. You could have a whiplash injury even if your car has minimal damage.

Watch for emerging back and neck pain. In many cases, symptoms of an injury don’t appear until a few days after the auto accident.

Don’t worry. In Colorado, Med-Pay coverage will pay for some or all of your medical expenses, regardless of who is at fault.

Call us to schedule an exam. We’ll help you diagnose any injury and put you on a path to recovery.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond its natural limits. This motion can stretch or tear the muscles and ligaments that support the head and spine. The soft discs between spinal bones can bulge, tear and rupture, causing neck pain and back pain. And vertebrae can be forced out of their normal position, reducing range of motion.

Most auto-related whiplash injuries occur when occupants of a stopped car are hit unexpectedly by another car from the side or from behind.  

But auto accidents aren’t the only cause of whiplash. Whiplash injuries can also result from sporting accidents, slips, falls and head collisions.

How do I know if I have whiplash?

Whiplash can cause a wide range of pain and general discomfort, including neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, low back pain, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, vertigo and even irritability. Whiplash sufferers may also have difficulty swallowing, blurred vision and ringing in the ears. If these symptoms are left unchecked, the whiplash could cause long-term damage. A victim of whiplash can lose the normal forward curve in the neck, which leads to joint instability, neurological problems and spinal degeneration.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should be evaluated immediately by a professional trained in spinal curve corrective work. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

How will I pay for treatment?

In Colorado, auto insurance companies are required to provide Medical Payment Coverage (Med-Pay). Unless you specifically opted out of this coverage, your insurance company will pay for reasonable medical expenses resulting from an auto accident. This includes chiropractic and massage treatments. If you or your passengers are hurt, your insurance will help – regardless of which driver was at fault.

Call our office today to schedule an exam. We can help you find relief from your whiplash injury.

Have a Fort Collins Auto Injury, suffering from whiplash, back or neck pain?