Injuries resulting from automobile accidents can be sudden and severe and require immediate transportation to a hospital by ambulance. However, it is possible to walk away from a collision and still sustain serious and life altering injuries. Pain from injuries to the back and spine, can creep up on you, and present themselves as long as two weeks following the collision.
It is important to seek medical attention immediately following a car or motor vehicle accident.
Carle Healthcare Group, Christie Clinic, and Presence Covenant Medical Center (Formerly Provena) provide medical care to victims of automobile accidents and motor vehicle accidents. Further, for extremely serious and life threatening injuries, Carle Foundation Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center.
It is also important to note, that while Chiropractic care can be very beneficial, if you are having pain symptoms, it may be necessary to pursue treatment from a medical doctor, as they have access to more sophisticated diagnostic imaging such as MRIs and CT Scans. X-Rays are limited in the damages and injuries that they can show.