Sandy AUTO ACCIDENT & WHIPLASH victims: We can help you avoid years of nagging pain or serious problems!
Types of Car Accident Injuries
There are many types of car accident injuries:
The first 24-78 hours after a car accident are crucial. Whiplash and injuries to the neck and back can occur even at pretty low speeds, and are often not felt right away. Post-accident stress and adrenaline can often mask pain from a car injury for several hours and even days.
If you've been in an auto accident, have been diagnosed with whiplash, or THINK you may have whiplash or other spinal injuries, you can't afford NOT to see a qualified injury recovery specialist right away. Delaying your treatment can delay your recovery!
Protect yourself with early detection and correction Whether or not you have any symptoms now, if you've been in an accident- however small -you might have undetected structural injuries such as whiplash, spinal subluxations (misalignments), or bone, soft tissue, or nerve damage that could cause you serious problems and expense weeks, months, even years down the road.
Even if you didn't have to go to the hospital or you went and the ER physician or your family doctor says you're fine except for whiplash or other mild soft-tissue damage, seek another opinion from an injury specialist immediately.
Why? Because the typical ER doctor or general practitioner (internist) is not specifically trained in structural injury and its potential long term effects. Even soft tissue injuries, particularly to spinal ligaments, can have serious long-term consequences if not correctly diagnosed and treated right away.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO SEE A CHIROPRACTIC DOCTOR FOLLOWING A CAR ACCIDENT?
It can vary by the individual and severity of the accident, but within the first three to seven days it is generally recommended to see an auto injury chiropractor for a variety of reasons.From an injury perspective ;car accident chiropractors want to address the issue immediately to mitigate any further damage and accelerate the recovery process. Starting this process before symptoms peak can help aid the path to recovery.
From an insurance coverage perspective ; whether or not you are at fault, insurance companies give a relatively small window to seek care for injuries related to a car accident. As this window narrows, it can become increasingly challenging to receive compensation for continued professional medical care and post-accident therapy and rehabilitation.
Call today for a free consultation to see how we can help you.
Peace of mind is only a quick phone call away at (888) 569-8180
Rawlings Chiropractic specializes in the treatment of whiplash and other spinal or structural damage that has occurred as a result of an auto accident, on-the-job, or from a sports related injury. Please, whether you get help here or from someone else, don't take your good health for granted. Schedule your free consultation with an injury specialist right away. You'll be glad you did!
Best of all, MOST of these injuries can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
To learn more about our office, take a look at our Treatment and Insurance information. Getting the proper care for your injuries is easier and more affordable than you may realize.
WHAT IS WHIPLASH?
Whiplash, or sometimes called neck strain, refers to an injury of the neck that is the result of a sudden excessive force that causes the neck and head to jerk forward and then backward or vice versa, such as in an auto crash which causes damage to the muscle or tendons (the bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones). Similarly and yet different, neck sprains are caused by tearing of the ligaments (the tissues that connect the bones to each other). Both strains and sprains typically affect muscles, discs, nerves, ligaments, and tendons in the delicate structure of the neck and are treated similarly. These injuries can also occur in contact sports, other activities, or work accidents that might involve a sudden impact.
Although whiplash is a common injury experienced by millions of Americans every year, it can result in structural damage that is difficult to detect and correct. If not properly diagnosed and treated, these injuries can undermine the structural balance of the body and set off a "domino effect" that can exacerbate over time producing a wide variety of symptoms from headaches and extremity pain or numbness, to loss of mobility or even mental function. Whiplash injuries are a serious problem and 30% of whiplash injury patients still have problems one year after the accident.
If you are experiencing a headache that worsens or persists, have weakness or trouble talking, confusion, dizziness, nausea or are excessively sleepy, you need to see a doctor right away as you may be experiencing a concussion related to the injury which caused your whiplash.
Symptoms of Whiplash Injury
While each person will experience symptoms differently, any of the following could indicate a whiplash injury:
Will My Insurance Pay For Chiropractic Care?
If you've been in an auto accident, your insurance should pay for 100% care-at least up to a reasonable limit.
For other circumstances, coverage may depend on a few factors.
Do you have chiropractic coverage?
After diagnosis using physical examination and X-rays (CT scan, and/or MRI are sometimes also recommended), conventional medical treatments may involve ice applications, pain and anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxing medications, and/or physical rehabilitation. A cervical collar may be prescribed as well for severe cases.
The Chiropractic Alternative
Because Chiropractic Physicians are uniquely trained in human structure or biomechanics, they are uniquely qualified to address the structural damage that occurs in a whiplash injury. While they may use many of the same diagnostic and treatment tools, the care plan is designed to correct the underlying damage, not merely to mitigate the symptoms.
Relying less on drugs and more on an in-depth knowledge of correct or normal structural health, our chiropractor will use a series of adjustments and exercises or physical rehabilitation to relieve symptoms, restore normal alignment and function, and "retrain" muscles and soft tissue to "hold" the correction long-term. Best of all, MOST of these injuries can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
Whether you're looking for relief from severe chronic pain, searching for ways to beat the aches and pains of day-to-day living, or seeking the "holy grail" of optimal health and peak performance, you've come to the right place.
I think you'll find we're a little different from other health care providers. It's not just our commitment to providing first-class health care through natural chiropractic treatments - though that's part of it. And it's not just our great rates that provide a fantastic value for our patients-though that's part of it, too. It's our whole philosophy.
You see, I'm passionate about wellness- your wellness-on a structural, nutritional, even emotional level! And so is my whole team. That's why, once you're out of pain-whether it's back pain, neck pain, headaches, extremity pain, or other problems- we'll teach you how to stay that way while maximizing your "Keeping You Healthy"... for good!
But that doesn't mean we'll keep you coming back every week for years on end, like some chiropractors do. We'll get to the cause of your problem and correct it naturally and thoroughly so you can get on with your life!
Please take a few minutes to browse our website and get acquainted. Then give us a call at (888) 569-8180 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Lance Scott Rawlings, D.C.
Dr. Lance Rawlings has been in private practice for over 30 years. He is a highly experienced chiropractor treating patients with chronic or acute back, neck, shoulder, sciatic nerve and extremity pain, headaches and many other health-related issues.
Dr. Rawlings is a graduate of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Dr. Rawlings later served on the Faculty of L.A.C.C. as a Clinical Instructor. Certified in numerous techniques, Dr. Rawlings is most excited about the successes he has had utilizing the Cranial Release Technique. (Please see 'Cranial Release' section of website)
Dr. Rawlings chose to be a Chiropractor from personal experience as a chiropractic patient. He made an instant connection with chiropractic as a perfect way to help people with health concerns in a completely natural way.
Dr. Rawlings has been married to wife, Debra, for 31 years and together they have a son, a daughter and two dogs. The family resides in Sandy.
1979 DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, LOS ANGELES COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC
1975 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
1974 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN DIEGO
1972-74 CERRITOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE - NORWALK, CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC - (L.A.C.C. CLINICAL FACILITY - GLENDALE, CA)
GORDON GOODFELLOW CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC - (L.A.C.C. CLINICAL FACILITY - EL MONTE, CA)
Motion Palpation Institute
Manipulation Under Anesthesia
Cranial Release Technique (CRT) - Only doctor in Utah certified to perform this technique
LICENSURE & BOARD CERTIFICATION:
Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (No. 11392)
Certification in Disability Evaluation by the CCA
Certification in Manipulation Under Anesthesia by Texas College of Chiropractic
Utah State Chiropractic License (No. 952787791202)
Certification in Cranial Release Technique
Continuing education includes: More than 30 years of regular attendance to various chiropractic professional seminars, lectures, symposiums and clinical training sessions.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS (past & present):
Utah Chiropractic Physicians Association
Parker Chiropractic Research & Education
Cranial Release Society
American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries
Motion Palpation Institute
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Alumni Association
1983 Appointed to the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Preceptor Faculty (Clinical Science Division)
Jackie and Toni have both been working at our office for several years. They work the front and back office, and greet patients with their lovely smiles and kind words. We are very fortunate to have them both to keep the office running smoothly.
Jackie is bilingual and helps us with the Spanish speaking community.
First, remember, nothing is more important than your health, especially when you start to lose it.
Most people have one thing on their mind: their automobile!
They worry: "What about my car?" "What will I drive?" "What will happen to my insurance?" "Who is going to pay for this?"
The last thing on their minds is: "Have I been damaged?"
The damage from spinal nerve stress may take months or even years to surface, not to mention post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can ruin your posture. Osteoarthritis can cause the discs in your spine to degenerate and create scarring, leading to chronic stiffness and the inability to move properly.
A Chiropractic exam and proper treatment can save an accident victim from much pain and disability later.
Our concern is to give you the care you need, if you need it. If we cannot help you, we will refer you to a doctor who can.
Second, remember, once you settle your case, you lose the right to have your insurance company pay for treatment if you need it.
A good rule of thumb is to be informed of your rights and then make a decision.
COMPLIMENTARY INJURY RECOVERY ASSESSMENT
The first, most important step toward full recovery and prevention of serious long-term health problems is an accurate diagnosis and assessment of your injury with a recommended treatment plan. With this special internet offer, you receive a Complimentary Consult!
Consultation to include:
Call (888) 569-8180 NOW to schedule your Complimentary Injury Recovery Assessment, or fill in the following form and we will contact you as soon as possible.
*"Lance Rawlings is such a gen·u·ine person and has help me heal more than just an physical sense. He is such a caring and giving person. I recommend him to everyone I meet. Because I believe in him. He is also so funny and sometimes it's not always about the treatment but how someone makes you feel and that affects how we feel and helps you change within with our hearts. Thank you Rawlings!"
*"Dr. Rawlings and the CRT (Cranial Release Technique) are a miracle. Every time I visit him I leave his office with my head and body tingling with relaxation.
Care for the whole body by working on spinal corrections and blood flow.
Great Chiropractic full body care and long term freedom from pain.
Dr Rawlings knows his craft and what he can do for your body to fix the deep issues not just a bandaid covering."
*"Awesome experience. Everyone is super helpful. Dr. Rawlings has an exciting new approach to chiropractic work. My son thinks he is a "magician"."
*"Simply AWESOME. He is the only Dr doing cranial release therapy in Utah and I have never slept or felt better."
*"My 5 year old son has suffered from chronic headaches for 2 years that were so severe we have had to start some pretty strong medications to manage them. He has been seeing Dr Rawlings for about a month and has been able to lower his medications and has had minimal headaches since. Dr Rawlings is amazing and so patient and fun loving with children. I would recommend him to everyone! My son even jokes and refers to him as "Dr Magic""
*"I was referred to Dr.Rawlings by my father. The office is very inviting,Dr.Rawlings in an artist and has his worked displayed throughout office(cool to see). He is very informative and thorough and makes sure to get all questions answered. He is amazing,and my body feels 10x better. HIGHLY RECOMMEND:)"
*"I really love this office and would recommend it to anyone! Both doctors are awesome...the ladies are so sweet and they let me work out an EASY payment plan until my insurance kicks in next month! Big thanks to Ann for all her help in explaining how the payments would work, and she even made sure it was within my budget. She's even wonderful enough to call and work out my benefits with my insurance once I have my card so I don't have to do it. Thank you Dr. Rawlings for the AMAZING CRT, and adjustment. I slept better than I have in months!"
*"What a great experience I had at Dr. Rawlings Clinic. His approach was a little different than what I experienced at other offices and I feel my results were better here. He does some of the standard techniques but also a different adjustment called cranial release therapy and it seems to work well. I would recommend this office to everyone in need of a good chiropractor."
*"Great guy, great Chiropractor, great place. Experienced and legit."
*"Dr. Rawlings is great. I have been seeing him to help with my headaches and general tightness in my shoulders and neck. I like that he uses Cranial Release Technique and feel like it has been helping me. He also gave me some techniques to do at home, and explained each technique he was using, and how it affected the body. I appreciate all the help he has given me, and his staff is great too. Thanks!"
*"I had a great experience resolving some discomfort I had. Knowledgeable and helpful I was good as new in no time."
*"I so recommend this Dr, you see immediate results on chronic pain after one treatment. I for sure bringing my family to see him!"
*"I absolutely love this clinic. The staff and physicians are wonderful to work with. The CRT treatment is perfect for so many issues and I can feel my body several hours later adjusting itself even after a manipulation. The physicians are easy to talk to and are really interested in helping me become healthy and feel better without the use of drugs. If you have chronic headaches or back pain, this is the office to go to . They work with all insurance companies and help set you up with an affordable payment schedule if needed. I will be returning to this clinic as often as possible for treatment and recommend this clinic to anyone with health issues."
*"It made me moving around with about 60-80% difference in my pain. I was able to move much better"
*"I love this place! Dr. Rawlings is Awesome and always makes my back feel so much better! I highly recommend this Chiropractor!"
*"Dr. Rawlings is super professional and has a great, fun personality. He's been practicing for a very long time and knows his stuff. He'll get you feeling better in no time. I've had headaches for years and once I started regular visits to Dr. Rawlings' office my headaches all but disappeared. Make an appointment today. You won't be sorry."
*"Dr. Rawlings is a caring and competent Dr. and always addresses my needs. He listens to my complaints and sets out to remedy the problem. I drive all the way from Sugarhouse to see him. He is tops in my book. I have been seeing Chiropractors since 1968. I have had good ones and bad ones, Dr. Rawlings is one of the good ones. "
*"The staff are really friendly and do a great job!"
*"I loved the CRT that gives more me relief than an adjustment. Dr. Rawlings is a joy to be around and so is his staff. The environment is relaxing and inviting."
*"Ive recommended so many people to Dr Rawlings- SOOO many. Ive never heard one complaint. They love him. CRT (Cranial Releas Technique) is something I have never experienced before. It has helped with my with pain relief, stress relief and I definetly sleep better. You must go in and experience CRT."