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Dr. Dewald has helped hundreds of people overcome car accident injuries for more than 20 years. If you have a question about your auto accident injury in Palmdale and how to get help, please review our FAQ. If you have questions not addressed here, please call us: 661-266-3500.
I just got an auto accident injury in Palmdale; what should I do?
Hopefully after your accident you took notes, a few pictures, and exchanged insurance information at the scene of the accident. If you were seriously injured, it is always a good idea to go to the hospital for first aid. But if it was “just a fender bender,” you may have suffered injuries that have not yet manifested themselves. Even at parking-lot speeds, you can get whiplash that needs prompt treatment, or it will get worse over time. So even if it was a minor accident, come in for a checkup with Dr. Dewald as soon as possible.
I went to the hospital already -- do I still need to see a chiropractor?
Yes, you do. The emergency room team is skilled at providing a quick diagnosis, painkillers, and possibly a neck brace, all of which can provide temporary relief. However, they are not able to provide long-term rehabilitative care to resolve the injury and get you back to your pre-injury state. Whiplash, the most common auto accident injury in Palmdale, can degenerate if the root problems are not properly treated, even if you did go to the hospital.
I was in a minor car accident, but I do not feel hurt. Should I still visit a Palmdale chiropractor?
Yes. The painful symptoms of whiplash are notorious for coming on slowly -- often hours or even days after the accident. Some of the most common symptoms are neck pain and stiffness, headaches, back pain, cloudy thinking, sleep disturbances, and vision problems. If you feel any of these symptoms, even a few days after your accident, call us right away at 661-266-3500.
Is your chiropractor qualified to treat car accident injuries?
Absolutely! Dr. Dewald graduated with honors from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and is a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic. As a previous Qualified Medical Examiner for the State of California, he is especially trained in diagnosing and treating almost any auto accident injury in Palmdale, and can also help patients navigate insurance and legal issues that may be involved with their injuries.
How can chiropractic care help me overcome my car accident injury?
Chiropractic care treats the entire injury, from the root cause, not just the obvious symptoms. Most car accident injuries involve some misalignment of the spine, which can pinched nerves and cause pain. Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine to alleviate the nerves. Our office also provides massage therapy, physiotherapy, and therapeutic exercise coaching to address strained soft tissues for complete healing of your injury.
Contact Dewald Chiropractic with any other questions about your auto accident injury in Palmdale as soon as possible: 661-266-3500.