EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Everett chiropractors Dr. Mike Ilyankoff and Dr. Lisa Ilyankoff are educating accident victims about the importance of prompt care following a car accident injury. Many patients walk away from an accident with only a few bruises, and mistakenly believe that no injuries have been sustained. The chiropractors say that's not the case, as an auto accident injury can cause serious damage to the musculoskeletal system. While it can be weeks before chronic pain develops, the underlying injuries causing this pain have already occurred. Prompt care can address these injuries before pain develops.
Cornerstone Chiropractic in Everett, WA wants auto accident patients to understand the severity of car crash injuries – even if the only outward signs of injury are minor scrapes or bruises.
According to Everett chiropractor Dr. Mike Ilyankoff, "All it takes is a minor fender bender to trigger months of chronic neck pain and lower back pain. The best way to prevent this pain is with prompt treatment."
Whiplash is one of the most common accident injuries that trigger chronic neck pain. A whiplash injury occurs when the force of a rear-impact accident "whips" the cervical spine beyond its normal range of motion. Delaying treatment after an injury can lead to symptoms such as chronic headaches and neck pain. Accident victims may also experience difficulty focusing on work.
However, Everett chiropractor Dr. Lisa Ilyankoff cautioned that these pain problems do not immediately develop. Consequently, many accident victims mistakenly believe they are fine and do not seek treatment. Dr. Lisa Ilyankoff says that failure to seek treatment can have serious consequences for an accident victim's long-term well-being.
"After a car accident injury, it can be weeks or even months before symptoms develop," said Dr. Lisa Ilyankoff. "Even if symptoms do not show up right away, prompt treatment is still important. Otherwise, if scar tissue forms, it can be takes months of chiropractic care, massage therapy and other treatments to undo the damage caused by scar tissue."
Prompt diagnostic care ensures that injuries are diagnosed as early as possible. This helps ensure accident victims receive full compensation from auto insurance companies. Otherwise, accident victims may settle prematurely.
"We always recommend that accident victims talk to their chiropractor first before settling with their insurance company," said Dr. Mike Ilyankoff. "Failure to fully evaluate an accident victim for potential injuries means that the victim may lose out on thousands of dollars in medical coverage. No one should be denied the care that they deserve."
During a diagnostic evaluation, the chiropractors will take X-rays and conduct test to determine whether a spinal misalignment exists. If a problem is identified, chiropractic adjustments can help restore proper alignment. Accident injury victims may learn more by visiting http://cornerchiro.com/.
CONTACT: Cornerstone Chiropractic 888-667-5235Source: Cornerstone Chiropractic