An Injury Specialist YOU CAN TRUST!
A Chiropractic Injury specialist is one of the most common types of doctors you might be advised to visit after a car accident. That’s because your spine is responsible for supporting the majority of your body weight, and the large amount of force applied in an accident can easily damage the spine and other surrounding soft tissues and cause serious aftereffects. If you’ve been in a car accident recently it is highly recommended to call us and set up an appointment today to get a throughout exam & consultation, with or without your primary care physician’s referral. No referral needed prior to your first visit.
Why Chiropractic Care for an Auto Injury?
When an individual sustains injuries from a motor vehicle crash, spasm and muscle splinting develop unequally on either side of the spine. This asymmetric muscle spasm prevents the normal range of motion of the spine and misalignments occur throughout the vertebral column. These misalignments need to be addressed via gentle hands on manipulation or gentle low force instrument assisted manipulation.
Common Conditions as a Result of a Car Accident:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- ** These are just a few of the common conditions / injuries that might result from a car accident.
Whiplash injuries occur most often to rear impact collisions or also known as acceleration/deceleration force by hyperextension of the neck then hyperflexion.
When the body experiences whiplash, the neck and back often have injuries. Whiplash is very common in car accidents. The pain is partially due to the fact that muscles do not have enough time to brace themselves. Uncomplicated cases of whiplash are the result of sprained ligaments in the neck; the muscles naturally spasm as a protective mechanism. Pain can originate in the neck or may travel down one or both arms resulting in neck pain, back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain and other health conditions.
Severe whiplash can come with persistent, ongoing pain that lasts for a month or more. This pain may indicate that whiplash more extensively damaged and/or trapped the nerves. Whiplash can also lead to discs rupturing in the neck or a “slipped” or herniated disc in the back. See spinal decompression page for more information.
It’s more than just whiplash
Neck, muscles and shoulder pain are common in car accident, another common complaint of crash victims is that they don’t “feel like their normal selves.” They may also experience other symptoms like dizziness, blurry vision, headaches, muscle stiffness or spasms, numbness and tingling, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, irritability, memory loss and difficulty concentrating.
Auto accidents can also cause post-traumatic osteoarthritis. This can damage your posture (producing a slumped or hump back appearance). Osteoarthritis can also cause the discs in the spine to degenerate and create scar tissue formation leading to chronic stiffness.
The reason people choose chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in car accidents is simple – chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with these events are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it’s only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice.Chiropractors are back pain experts trained specifically in dealing with injuries to the spine.
The statistics speak for themselves.
According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 1/3 of all claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents seek treatment from doctors of chiropractic. That number is astounding when combined with the fact that the National Safety Council (NSC) has determined there to be more than 30 million accidents annually involving more than 60 million vehicles.
Chiropractic evidence has also found people injured in car accident prefer this type of care for the treatment of their injuries. One such study* evaluated 190 whiplash trauma victims and found those who received chiropractic care reported treatment satisfaction of 100%.
An article published in the Journal of Orthopedic Medicine in 1999 pointed to the superiority of Chiropractic care for patients suffering from long term whiplash. The authors of the article noted that a previous study had shown that 93% of patients with chronic whiplash benefited from Chiropractic care.
In the authors’ own study, they interviewed 100 consecutive Chiropractic referrals of patients with chronic whiplash. Their results also showed that of the 93 patients who remained in the study, 69 of them showed a 74% noticeable improvement with regards to decreased pain syndromes.
The researchers concluded that, “The results from this study provide further evidence that chiropractic is an effective treatment for chronic whiplash symptoms.”
Our Doctor is Specifically Trained to Treat and Manage Car Accident Injuries
Dr. Guita Kianian, D.C.,Q.M.E. has a comprehensive background experience & trained in auto injury. Her extensive continuing education has prepared her to professionally document and treat victims of whiplash and other auto crash injuries.
At Holistic Health Care
- We can bill your auto insurance, 3rd party, or accept your case on a lien basis if needed.
- We offer outstanding treatment, and with a friendly staff to assist your needs.
- We have access, if needed, to x-rays, CT scans, MRI’s, digital motion x-rays, and other health care professional specialists.
- We can provide a thorough history and examination from our outstanding doctor who is specifically trained in auto injuries.
- We can assist you, if needed, with finding the best attorney to represent you for your car accident.
It is also important to note that our clinic has excellent relationships with other medical specialty providers. This insures that the patient has access to other specialists if needed. We also have access to state of the art imaging centers of San Jose and the surrounding area.
My first visit to Dr. Kianian’s office was in early 1999 and I have kept on going back since. I was having some lower back pain when I started. Throughout the initial set of treatments Dr. Kianian explained the benefits of regular adjustments and I testify to this fact based on my 13 years of experience. Dr. Kianian’s knowledge and experiences are great combination to find the root of the problem efficiently and to treat them effectively. She shares her findings and course of treatment step by step and carefully at each visit. There have been times that I’d needed urgent treatments due to accidents and they have always accommodated my needs accordingly and with tremendous care. Dr. Kianian and her staff are very professional, courteous, and pleasant. I have always been greeted with respect and beautiful smiles. I have been very happy with their service and I will keep on going back. Thank you Dr. Kianian and staff!
I have been a patient at SJHHC for almost a year. I have always had great experiences here. Office staff is encouraging and very helpful. I would recommend this office to my friends & family. It is very kid friendly office as well. A Very Happy Patient!
This place is absolutely fantastic! Scheduled a chiropractic appointment for my mom. Staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Kianian is extremely talented, professional and kind. She made my mom feel right at ease and took her time to clearly explain her healing process. My mom loved her acupressure therapy session and it really helped her aching back and legs. They even took care to make sure I was comfortable as I waited. The facilities are very clean and inviting. A great health care clinic and I would definitely recommend it! I think just about anyone could benefit from the health services they offer. I will definitely be going here again myself.
Sometimes, I go in for my appointment feeling so stressed out, from work, or traffic, or whatever. Dr. Kianian always knows exactly where the tension is, even if I barely realize it myself. I mean, she can get rid of a headache instantly, just by putting a little pressure on the right spot. I always walk out of there feeling like a new person.
The effectiveness of the treatment here has been a gift! I’ve regained my life. I can sleep the night through without pain – I am essentially pain free now – and I can dance again! I feel less stressed by stressful situations, and I seldom feel neck pain or headaches anymore either. I went in for my back and got more than I thought I needed.
Today was my first time here. I called this morning and there was a friendly voice on the other end of the line 🙂 she asked me to explain a little bit about myself and then proceeded to offer an appointment at 2 pm. I was unable to make that so she had an opening at 11 lucky I live close by so it wasn’t a problem to get there on time. Very thankful to get in today!!! When Dr. Kianian came in she was very pleasant and went over things with me. I felt like I was well taken care of she did not just lay me on the table and crack away…she evaluated me and then massaged before making the adjustments. After she was done she explained what was going on and did not give me the treatment plan, rather she said she would like to see me a few more times before making that decision. I appreciate that because I don’t like when it is just thrown out there and your sent on your way. As someone else described it is like a spa treatment!!! after the adjustment the assistant comes in and puts a heating pad on you also some electrode (I think that is what they called them) to relax the muscles. Also sent me home with some anti-inflammatory gel in case I may have some discomfort. Could not have asked for a better place to find (thanks to yelp…and all the reviews) can’t wait to go back next Thursday!
I’ve been seeing Dr. Kianian for almost four months now. I was in a car accident and did some serious damage to my back. Every step of the way she’s worked with me, talked to me about exactly what has been going on and professionally addressed each concern as it’s come up, no matter how minor it has been. The staff is friendly and helpful and always willing to work with my schedule, even last minute changes.
A friend told me about Dr. Kianian. I knew right away that her method of treatment was unlike anything I had ever had. For the first time, someone really worked my muscles, and told me exactly what was wrong with my back and neck. She’s been treating the muscles and aligning my spine, and after two months of treatment, my pain is 90% gone.
My girlfriend was being treated by Dr. Kianian for back pain, and asked her if she could treat asthma. Dr. Kianian told me that people often suffer from asthma because the back is misaligned, which causes the chest muscles tighten up against your lungs. I started treatment, and the results have been great. Dr. Kianian fixed the tightness in my muscles and showed me how years of bad posture had caused my spine to curve the wrong way. She knew exactly what the root of my breathing and allergy problems were, and explained everything clearly to me. Now, I feel like I know what I have to do to stay healthy. My breathing is normal and free again. And, it’s now peak allergy season and I haven’t sneezed once yet.
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