Stamford AUTO ACCIDENT & WHIPLASH victims: We can help you avoid years of nagging pain or serious problems!
Types of Car Accident Injuries
There are many types of car accident injuries:
The first 24-78 hours after a car accident are crucial. Whiplash and injuries to the neck and back can occur even at pretty low speeds, and are often not felt right away. Post-accident stress and adrenaline can often mask pain from a car injury for several hours and even days.
If you've been in an auto accident, have been diagnosed with whiplash, or THINK you may have whiplash or other spinal injuries, you can't afford NOT to see a qualified injury recovery specialist right away. Delaying your treatment can delay your recovery!
Protect yourself with early detection and correction Whether or not you have any symptoms now, if you've been in an accident- however small -you might have undetected structural injuries such as whiplash, spinal subluxations (misalignments), or bone, soft tissue, or nerve damage that could cause you serious problems and expense weeks, months, even years down the road.
Even if you didn't have to go to the hospital or you went and the ER physician or your family doctor says you're fine except for whiplash or other mild soft-tissue damage, seek another opinion from an injury specialist immediately.
Why? Because the typical ER doctor or general practitioner (internist) is not specifically trained in structural injury and its potential long term effects. Even soft tissue injuries, particularly to spinal ligaments, can have serious long-term consequences if not correctly diagnosed and treated right away.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO SEE A CHIROPRACTIC DOCTOR FOLLOWING A CAR ACCIDENT?
It can vary by the individual and severity of the accident, but within the first three to seven days it is generally recommended to see an auto injury chiropractor for a variety of reasons.From an injury perspective ;car accident chiropractors want to address the issue immediately to mitigate any further damage and accelerate the recovery process. Starting this process before symptoms peak can help aid the path to recovery.
From an insurance coverage perspective ; whether or not you are at fault, insurance companies give a relatively small window to seek care for injuries related to a car accident. As this window narrows, it can become increasingly challenging to receive compensation for continued professional medical care and post-accident therapy and rehabilitation.
Call today for a free consultation to see how we can help you.
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Connecticut Spine & Health Center specializes in the treatment of whiplash and other spinal or structural damage that has occurred as a result of an auto accident, on-the-job, or from a sports related injury. Please, whether you get help here or from someone else, don't take your good health for granted. Schedule your free consultation with an injury specialist right away. You'll be glad you did!
Best of all, MOST of these injuries can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
To learn more about our office, take a look at our Treatment and Insurance information. Getting the proper care for your injuries is easier and more affordable than you may realize.
WHAT IS WHIPLASH?
Whiplash, or sometimes called neck strain, refers to an injury of the neck that is the result of a sudden excessive force that causes the neck and head to jerk forward and then backward or vice versa, such as in an auto crash which causes damage to the muscle or tendons (the bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones). Similarly and yet different, neck sprains are caused by tearing of the ligaments (the tissues that connect the bones to each other). Both strains and sprains typically affect muscles, discs, nerves, ligaments, and tendons in the delicate structure of the neck and are treated similarly. These injuries can also occur in contact sports, other activities, or work accidents that might involve a sudden impact.
Although whiplash is a common injury experienced by millions of Americans every year, it can result in structural damage that is difficult to detect and correct. If not properly diagnosed and treated, these injuries can undermine the structural balance of the body and set off a "domino effect" that can exacerbate over time producing a wide variety of symptoms from headaches and extremity pain or numbness, to loss of mobility or even mental function. Whiplash injuries are a serious problem and 30% of whiplash injury patients still have problems one year after the accident.
If you are experiencing a headache that worsens or persists, have weakness or trouble talking, confusion, dizziness, nausea or are excessively sleepy, you need to see a doctor right away as you may be experiencing a concussion related to the injury which caused your whiplash.
Symptoms of Whiplash Injury
While each person will experience symptoms differently, any of the following could indicate a whiplash injury:
Will My Insurance Pay For Chiropractic Care?
If you've been in an auto accident, your insurance should pay for 100% care-at least up to a reasonable limit.
For other circumstances, coverage may depend on a few factors.
Do you have chiropractic coverage?
After diagnosis using physical examination and X-rays (CT scan, and/or MRI are sometimes also recommended), conventional medical treatments may involve ice applications, pain and anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxing medications, and/or physical rehabilitation. A cervical collar may be prescribed as well for severe cases.
The Chiropractic Alternative
Because Chiropractic Physicians are uniquely trained in human structure or biomechanics, they are uniquely qualified to address the structural damage that occurs in a whiplash injury. While they may use many of the same diagnostic and treatment tools, the care plan is designed to correct the underlying damage, not merely to mitigate the symptoms.
Relying less on drugs and more on an in-depth knowledge of correct or normal structural health, our chiropractor will use a series of adjustments and exercises or physical rehabilitation to relieve symptoms, restore normal alignment and function, and "retrain" muscles and soft tissue to "hold" the correction long-term. Best of all, MOST of these injuries can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
Dr. Scott Bender
Scott Bender, D.C., B.C.A.O. is the founder and director of Connecticut Spine & Health Center, the first Atlas Orthogonal Healthcare Center in the state of Connecticut.
Dr. Bender recieved his training at Life Chiropractic College in Atlanta, Georgia, and is Board Certified in Altas Orthogonal procedures with the R.W. Sweat Foundation, and Sherman College.
unding member of the Trauma Imaging Foundation, a multispecialty group of physicians dedicated to proper diagnosis and treatment of trauma patients.
Dr. Bender holds a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Stonybrook in Psychology, and has advanced training in Whiplash and Traumatology thru the Croft Whiplash Seminar Program.
In addition to being director of Connecticut Spine and Health Center, he participate in patient rounds with Stamford Hospital Center for Integrative Medicine.
State University of New York, Stonybrook NY
Life Chiropractic College, Atlanta, GA
R.W. Sweat Foundation, Atlanta, GA
14 years clinical experience
Spinal Decompression Therapy
R.W. Sweat Foundation
Dr. Sian James, DAC, LAC, LMT, RYT
Dr. Sian James is licensed in Acupuncture and Massage Therapy in the states of Connecticut, New York & Pennsylvania. She completed her graduate and doctorate studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine located in New York City, and San Diego.
She pledges herself towards the lifelong commitment of mastering Complimentary & Alternative Medicine and offering this powerful art and science of holistic healing. She is certified by the NCCAOM, NCBTMB, and by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association as an Acu Detox Specialist.
Traditional Chinese Medicine originated over 2,000 years ago and is beneficial even today. The basic principles of Acupuncture are rooted in working with the body's natural ability to heal itself. These concepts are like Chiropractic methods and therefore together will work hand in hand to reach your healthcare goals.
What does your health snapshot look like?
The World Health Organization has published a list of disorders that Acupuncture effectively treats. This list includes but is not limited to the following areas of concern: Pain, General Health, Digestive, Respiratory, Immune, Cardiovascular, Endocrine, Women's Health/Gynecologic, Reproduction, Genitourinary, Pediatrics, Neurological, Psycho-Emotional, Dermatological, Ophthalmic, Addiction, Musculoskeltal, and Post-Surgical.
Dr. James is looking forward to serving your healthcare needs and collaborating with Dr. Bender to provide exceptional Integrative Medical care. Please call 888-967-8898 to inquire about Acupuncture services and to schedule your first Acupuncture appointment. Please look at informative brochures available in the waiting room about Acupuncture and do not hesitate to ask questions.
First, remember, nothing is more important than your health, especially when you start to lose it.
Most people have one thing on their mind: their automobile!
They worry: "What about my car?" "What will I drive?" "What will happen to my insurance?" "Who is going to pay for this?"
The last thing on their minds is: "Have I been damaged?"
The damage from spinal nerve stress may take months or even years to surface, not to mention post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can ruin your posture. Osteoarthritis can cause the discs in your spine to degenerate and create scarring, leading to chronic stiffness and the inability to move properly.
A Chiropractic exam and proper treatment can save an accident victim from much pain and disability later.
Our concern is to give you the care you need, if you need it. If we cannot help you, we will refer you to a doctor who can.
Second, remember, once you settle your case, you lose the right to have your insurance company pay for treatment if you need it.
A good rule of thumb is to be informed of your rights and then make a decision.
COMPLIMENTARY INJURY RECOVERY ASSESSMENT
The first, most important step toward full recovery and prevention of serious long-term health problems is an accurate diagnosis and assessment of your injury with a recommended treatment plan. With this special internet offer, you receive a Complimentary Consult!
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*"Great secretary, great doctor, and great location!! Dr Bender always brings his A game! He is professional and personable and every experience has been a great one! I highly recommend!"
*"Come to Dr Bender and you will have an experience unlike other doctors offices you have been to. Dr. Bender is extremely knowledgeable, kind, and patient with every patient. He will sit with you and explain to you exactly what he is doing and why. He will answer any questions you have. He really cares about each patient; it’s evident. His methodology has helped to improve me drastically. If you are considering coming to see Dr. Bender, I would strongly urge you to do so. You will not be disappointed!"
*"HAVE NO FEAR! DR. BENDER’S HERE! All my life, people have expressed their fear of the dreaded chiropractor twisting their body and cracking their bones in potentially dangerous ways. At Connecticut Spine & Health you receive only the most sophisticated and GENTLE treatment. The surprise is how effective it is. Dr. Bender’s technique of Atlas Orthology aligned my neck with an almost imperceptible touch. I have been troubled for three decades with crippling migraines. I would wake up in pain almost every morning. My visits to Dr. Bender have caused the headaches to disappear almost entirely! I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t experienced it. Also important to note is that the staff is friendly, efficient and professional. I recommend this practice highly; I have always had an excellent experience on every visit!"
*"If you ever need a chiropractic (an amazing one) this is the place to go!
Dr. Scott Bender is THE MAN!!!!"
*"Dr. Bender is very knowledgeable he truly takes his time to not only guide you on a healthier journey but to educate you on how your spine and brain health coordinate. Loved our visit. Thank you Erica, Dr Benders right hand."
*"The only chiropractor who has helped the headaches I’ve had for too many years to count."