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Auto Injuries and Accidents

The Spot, Acupuncture is a provider for Personicare Health Network. They provide funding for accident victims in Colorado.

Accidents happen without warning. One minute you are cruising along and the next thing you are involved in an accident. Whether it is a minor fender-bender or a more serious collision, you could be left with pain and discomfort, fear and anxiety. Seeking care right away can make a MAJOR difference in your recovery and reduce the chances of long-term health problems. Acupuncture is a safe, effective way to treat your health concerns and optimize your well-being.

Common injuries after an accident

  • Low-Velocity Injuries: Usually occur driving under 10 mph, or if you are hit by another vehicle that is traveling 10 mph or less. These injuries usually cause muscle strain or seat belt bruises. Other symptoms may be delayed, but pain and stiffness may occur within 12-36 hours after the impact.
  • High-Velocity Injuries: These injuries are sustained when your vehicle or another vehicle is traveling over 10mph. Oftentimes, injuries usually result from the window or the steering wheel. Common problems resulting from this kind of impact include head, shoulder, or neck trauma; a variety of contusions, wrist fractures, neck sprains, and concussions.
  • Traumatic Cervical Syndrome (Whiplash): This type of injury occurs when the neck is forced into rapid movements faster than your bones, ligaments, and muscles can accommodate. This injury is usually referred to as whiplash, which is a non-medical term for a strain, or a sprain of the neck, caused by a sudden movement. Even a seemingly minor accident can cause soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries such as whiplash. Symptoms include Neck pain or stiffness, headache, dizziness, back pain, and shoulders or arms. Other symptoms can include memory loss, poor concentration, nervousness and irritability, sleeplessness, or fatigue.
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