Auto accident injuries treated by Spartanburg chiropractor

December 5, 2011 by  

Ivey-O’Sullivan Health Care Services in Spartanburg, South Carolina recently announced that it is upgrading its services to victims of automobile accidents by providing immediate care and evaluation on a priority basis. If not treated immediately, according to Dr. Gabe O’Sullivan, chiropractor at Ivey-O’Sullivan Health Care Services, serious damage can be done to the body as a result of these accidents as impact transfers a great of force on impact to the victim’s body and can be the cause of serious long term back and problems with the spinal cord.

Ivey-O’Sullivan Health Care Services using a variety of printing services to make the public aware of the importance of treatment immediately after an automobile accident. They are creating special brochures geared to informing their clients and the general public on this very topic and its significance, particularly during the busy holiday season.

Dr. O’Sullivan goes on to point out the various ways in which personal injury can occur as a result of an automobile accident. The use of shoulder harnesses and seatbelts can prevent injury to the skull, their drawback is that they tend to hold one side of the body more securely than the other which can cause the spine to twist, resulting in misalignments of the spine, vertebral discs to become herniated and muscles and ligaments to get strained or torn.

He also states that parts of the body other than the back can sustain injury in an automobile accident. The neck, or upper part of the spinal column, can undergo whiplash and the same damage that can occur to the lower spine or lumbar region can also occur in the neck region. People may not feel the symptoms until weeks after an accident has occurred which is why Dr. O’Sullivan encourages people to come in for a check-up immediately after an accident.