Whiplash: Holistic Chiropractor for Kids & Adults

Salt Lake City Holistic Chiropractor for Kids & Adults Involving Whiplash Accidents

Q:  What are some of the benefits of chiropractic care immediately following a whiplash or personal injury?

A: The sustained injury heals sooner if you see a chiropractor immediately after an injury. The integrity of the joint heals more close to its pre-injured position, therefore, kids, teens, adolescents, adults with whiplash or personal injuries have less long term joint damage and degeneration and your child will be able to participate sooner and more competitively in their sport while reducing the likelihood of future surgery. Scheduling an appointment with Dr. Bob Seiler, in Salt Lake City,  immediately after a whiplash will help reduce the long term negative effects of injury. Going to an emergency room, having x-rays, CT scans, receiving some pain medications and being sent home after your told that there’s nothing wrong doesn’t heal your body!

Q:  What are some of the more common personal injuries that are reasons to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bob,  a holistic chiropractor in Salt Lake City, immediately  following  whiplash?

Answer 1:  Being a driver or passenger in a car and getting struck from the rear, side or front, or by you striking another vehicle or object (such as a guard rail, highway barrier, tree, deer, horse). These are the more common types of whiplash and they ought to be immediately checked by a chiropractor doctor even if the child or adult feels no pain.

Answer 2:  A kid, teen, adolescent, adult doesn’t have to have impact or be stricken to have a whiplash.  The child, teen, adult can experience a whip-like motion, or  sudden or twisting  movements  of the spine, body, neck; for example, slipping on black ice, grabbing or holding onto something to prevent yourself from falling on black ice; holding onto a car door or railing as you are falling; the whiplash-like movement of amusement rides.

Answer 3:  Suddenly  falling, crashing, whiplash-like motion from a bicycle, mountain-bike, scooter, moped, motorcycle, ATV;  a child falling out of a bed, down some steps, from the monkey-bars,  swings at the school playground,  from a trampoline in the backyard.

Answer 4:  Having a sport accident, falling, crashing, wiping-out  from skiing.snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sleigh-riding, tobogganing, ice-skating, rollerblading, skate-boarding, Answer 5:  Falling while horse-riding, mountain-climbing,

Q:  Why is it so important to receive a chiropractic examination immediately following a whiplash even if the child, teen, adolescent, adult  feels  no pain?

A:  Because the body only has 30% of pain cells, which means that an accident, injury, whiplash has to be of a higher magnitude in order for the child, teen, adolescent, adult to feel pain. Oftentimes, a child, teen or adult won’t feel pain, but that doesn’t mean that there is no compromise to the person’s body or mind. There is compromise, but it just isn’t felt. This is where the chiropractor is extensively trained for four years to examine and evaluate the body for whiplash and recommend natural health options without using pain drugs.

Q:  Does a child, teen, adolescent, adult  feel pain, headaches, back, neck, shoulder, arm, leg pain immediately following a whiplash or personal injury?

A: No.  It could be days or even weeks before a child, teen, adolescent, adult feels any symptoms after whiplash, because the body is still in a traumatized state!  Only after the trauma subsides can a child, teen, adolescent, adult actually feel pain or symptoms. That’s why it’s necessary not to evaluate one’s health or extent of injury on pain alone. It’s the importance of receiving a chiropractic exam from Dr. Bob, Salt Lake City, Utah, immediately after the slightest of whiplash or personal injuries.  Its’ also critical for parents not to base their child’s extent of whiplash or injury on their level of pain. Kids can have a high tolerance for physical contact, but each contact, impact, fall, accumulatively compromises the body.

Q:  Following a whiplash how would you decide whether to use the services of a hospital, medical doctor or Dr. Bob Seiler, a holistic chiropractor, in Salt Lake City?

A:  Depending on the magnitude of the whiplash or personal injury. Although it may be difficult to decide in a crisis situation is your insurance accepted at that particular hospital, medical doctor or chiropractor’s clinic? Or do you prefer to go to a hospital, medical doctor or chiropractic clinic whether your insurance is accepted there or not, which could provide increased consolation and security.

Q:  What kind of urgent or emergency care can you expect to receive from a hospital, medical doctor or chiropractor?

Answer 1:   About three years ago Dr. Seiler, a Chiropractor in Salt Lake City, Utah, was involved in a motorcycle accident with a car traveling at 35 mph. After colliding with the car Dr. Bob bounced on a canyon road for some 200’. Within 20 minutes he was ambulanced to the local Salt Lake City hospital where he received CT scans of his head and x-rays of any possibly fractured body part. In this case the hospital was the best place to be.nswer 2:  About six months ago Dr. Bob on his Ducati motorcycle slid-out from under some loose gravel. Fortunately, he only fractured his right clavicle (but was that painful)!. From his previous motorcycle accident in Answer 1 (above) he was able to ask himself  if it’s best to go the ER at the local Salt Lake City hospital, go to a Salt Lake City urgent care clinic or go home?  He considered the medical insurance that he had and wondered what would an ER in the hospital or an urgent care clinic do to help him and at what cost?  Hospitals are quite expensive and usually have long waiting times. What would a hospital do for possible fractured clavicle?  Take some x-rays,  give a pain injection and some pain medications for about $1500. He decided to go to the Salt Lake City urgent care clinic where he received x-rays, a pain injection and pain medications for $350. After a few days when the swelling decreased Dr. Seiler did physical therapy followed with chiropractic care. He took some pain meds as needed because the pain was excruciating, but immediately afterwards took nutritional supplementation to enhance maximum recovery.

Q:  What chiropractic techniques  does  Dr. Seiler, Chiropractor in Salt Lake City, Utah,  typically use to treat whiplash or personal  injuries?

A:  Dr. Bob uses  state-of-the-art chiropractic instrumentation,  gentleness of hands with chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy,  electrical muscle stimulation, laser and trigger point therapies, breath-work, nutritional supplementation and his patient experience for over 23 years,

Q:  Are there lots of kids, teens, adolescents, adults who don’t immediately receive the care that they need after whiplash or personal injuries?

A: Yes.  Even these days a lot of people don’t understand what  chiropractors do.  Many people think that chiropractors just treat low back pain, which is untrue. Chiropractors naturally treat the whole body, because chiropractors intensely study the nervous system of the body for four years and the nervous system is related to every function in the body! There are some parents who feel that kids are too young to hurt, to feel pain and go untreated after their whiplash. Not all chiropractors practice the same way. Dr. Bob offers a gentle approach to healing and helps parents understand the nature of their child’s  whiplash or injury, what chiropractic care can do to help and what consequences there can be without chiropractic care. Dr. Bob will help you, your child or teen have the best chiropractic experience that you’ve ever had.

Q: What are some of the consequences of delayed chiropractic treatments or untreated whiplash or personal injuries?

A: The child, teen, adolescent, adult will have increased physical limitations of that injured body area and that body area will be more prone to future injuries and potential surgeries. That untreated area won’t ever be quite the same. There will be increased degeneration of joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

This information is solely given for the purpose of general information / education and is not intended to be used for any kind of self-diagnosis or self-treatment. If you have any questions about your health and well-being you can Dr. Bob Seiler, a Salt Lake City holistic chiropractor at (801) 230-0166 or your physician.