The Office of Dr. Kathryn Hodges Serving Annapolis, Maryland
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If you have recently been in a car accident, prompt treatment is essential to avoiding long-term health problems associated with common injuries like whiplash. Without prompt, effective treatment, you may be left struggling with recurring pain for months or even years following the accident. Neck pain, headaches at the base of the skull, back pain and general soreness and stiffness are common. Do not mistake the absence of immediate symptoms for a lack of injury. Many musculoskeletal injuries do not exhibit immediate pain symptoms until weeks after the accident. Our Gainesville Georgia chiropractor has years of experience diagnosing and treating auto accident injuries – we can help you avoid a lifetime of pain.

You do not need to be in a serious car accident to need medical attention and chiropractic care. Even if you walk away from the accident with only a few bruises, you may still have sustained serious damage to the musculoskeletal system. Failing to promptly diagnose and treat these injuries can leave you struggling with chronic pain for months or even years to come. Worse, since you did not have a diagnostic exam to identify the injuries prior to settling with your insurance company, you may be denied compensation for these injuries.


Whiplash is medically known as cervical acceleration-deceleration (CAD) syndrome. Most cases of whiplash are caused by car accidents where the person has been rear-ended. Other potential whiplash causes, while comparatively rare, can include assault, bungee jumping, rollercoaster, football, falls while skiing or during equestrian events, and other high-impact activities where extreme acceleration-deceleration forces might be applied to the cervical spine.