It’s not required to have broken bones and blood for injuries sustained in a Utah car accident to become serious and long lasting. It is common for car accident victims to experience tightened or torn neck muscles. When a vehicle is rear-ended or collides with another object, the impact of the collision causes the head and neck to over-extend or over-flex as the head is jolted back and forth. The neck muscles’ natural reflex is to tighten in order to prevent further involuntary motion and support the head. This can result in a number of real injuries that may not be immediately obvious. Symptoms can manifest themselves anywhere from two hours after the accident to several months later. However, do not wait until the symptoms arise before seeking medical treatment. This can greatly complicate the recovery process.

Symptoms like headaches, pain behind the eyes, pain radiating down the neck and into the shoulder blades, and burning sensations can all be related to tense or torn muscles caused by an auto accident. Some medical providers label these symptoms as soft tissue injuries or whiplash symptoms. You don’t have to live with this pain! West Jordan, Utah Chiropractor, Dirk Woodmansee, DC has focused his practice in helping accident victims fully recover from these injuries. In fact, if you have been involved in a Utah car accident, there is medical insurance coverage immediately available.

Utah is considered a “no fault” state when it comes to auto insurance. This means that every insurance policy has “personal injury protection” (PIP) coverage for at least $3,000 in medical coverage. Your own insurance company will pay at least $3,000 in medical bills for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident—no matter who was at fault. If the accident was not your fault, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will reimburse your company for these expenses.

For a free massage and consultation after your accident, contact West Jordan, Utah accident and Injury doctor, Dirk Woodmansee, DC at (801) 562-1531. Its your life, live it in health!