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Personal Injury (PI) Care in Baton Rouge

Woman makes a phone call after wreckThe most common type of personal injuries we see at Community Chiropractic are related to auto accidents. Many people think that if they were traveling at a slow speed or their car didn’t sustain too much damage, then they’re okay. That’s not true. Even Impact at slow speeds of 5-8 mph, vehicle occupants can experience damage to the spine.

If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you might experience one or more of the following:

  • Whiplash
  • Low or mid-back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Stiffness and soreness
  • Numbness or tingling in extremities
  • Pinched nerves

How the Body Is Impacted

The body absorbs the forces of an impact, but we’re not designed to withstand these powerful forces. Whether you’re hit from the front, side or back, your spine/neck, mid-back, low back is thrust into atypical positions. You will probably have improperly functioning vertebral joints. If not treated, it may lead to disc degeneration, osteoarthritis, and of course, pain. The discomfort can persist for years, which is why it’s critically important to be examined by an expert such as Dr. Wolverton. Keep in mind, lack of symptoms does not necessarily mean no problem.

The Importance of Getting Checked Right Away

“The body spends 100% of its time adapting to the environment…till it can’t. We want to address the environment in such a way as to correct misalignments and imbalance. If that is not done, the body will ‘heal’ anyway, setting up an imbalanced, misaligned structure which will present chronic problems to deal with later,” said Dr. Wolverton.

Here are some benefits of chiropractic care after an auto accident:

  • Minimizes pain
  • Improves range of motion
  • Reduces scar tissue
  • Is drug-free and non-invasive

What to Expect

Please bring your and the other parties auto insurance information and a police report if you have it. Because additional paperwork is required for PI patients, your first appointment will take longer. The exam is also more involved and requires more documentation of the event and your injuries.

During the examination, Dr. Wolverton will look for injuries to the spine relating to misalignments and traumatic injury to the soft tissue because of that trauma force. Based on his findings, he will create a care plan that includes the frequency and number of visits to get you on the path to healing.

As a PI patient, typically, you will not have any out-of-pocket expenses.

Book an Appointment

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident or sustained another type of personal injury, we want to help you heal and as much as possible, return to your pre-injury status as quickly and economically as possible.

Call us today to schedule an appointment! (225) 767-3151

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Personal Injury (PI) Care Baton Rouge, Oak Hills LA | (225) 767-3151