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Bowie Chiropractor : Whiplash

Whiplash Injuries (See Educational Articles)

Dr. James Holding holds a Masters Certification in whiplash evaluation and treatment (CAD Trauma) from the Spinal Research Institute of San Diego (SRISD), and currently has accumulated in excess of 300 hours advanced training in whiplash associated disorders.

Dr. Holding is a recognized expert witness in the Circuit and District courts of Maryland and is also trained in the AMA Guidelines to physical impairment and disability.

At our Bowie chiropractic office we will work with your attorney and other medical providers to coordinate your care so that you receive the best long term results from your treatment after an accident.

In addition, our office will provide your attorney and other medical physicians concise, accurate and authoritative reports substantiating your injuries and any necessary treatment you receive. We will also report any established permanent impairment as requested.

Schedule your exam with the Bowie chiropractor that cares.

Even a minor fender bender can produce a whiplash injury. It may take a few days, weeks, or sometimes even months for symptoms to appear. Now what?

Come to our office for an examination! Pain pills won’t heal inflamed tendons and ligaments. Muscle relaxers won’t heal torn muscles. A cervical collar won’t restore a graceful forward spinal curve.

Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments, because they can help restore proper motion and position of individual spinal bones, can better assure proper healing.

The longer you wait the more unseen damage there is and the longer it may take to recover. Drugs may temporarily reduce the pain, but they simply delay more effective corrective chiropractic care.


Frequently Asked Questions : Whiplash

Why do I have pain in my arms and hands?

You may be experiencing this pain because the nerves to the arms and hands exit the spine through the injured area of the neck. Numbness and tingling are common. Even lower back pain can result directly from the trauma, or as a reaction to the loss of proper spinal curves.

Why did my headaches start more than a week after my accident?

Whether you’ve been in an accident, stressed at work, or over-exerted yourself in the garden, your body is constantly adapting to the environment. When your capacity to adapt is exhausted, symptoms can often appear. This can take days, weeks, months or even years to occur.

Why do minor collisions cause so many trauma to the spine?

Without getting into the laws of physics, the simple explanation is that in a more forceful automobile accident, the car itself absorbs much of the energy. In the more common parking lot “fender benders”, the energy is more directly transferred to the driver and passengers (See The Return of the Fender Bender)..

Can I prevent a whiplash injury?

Since car accidents are the major cause of whiplash injuries, defensive driving skills can help. Be sure your tail lights and turn signals are wearing properly. Allow enough stopping distance in front of you. When you slow down or stop, always check your rear view mirror to see if the driver behind you is paying attention.

Give our Bowie chiropractic office a call to schedule an appointment, to be sure your Fender Bender won’t return!

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