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Auto Accidents

Dr. Michael K. Hobson has had great success treating car accident victims for the past 27 years in St. George. We just hope if you were one of the unfortunate ones that your life is changed only temporarily and not permanently. 

Even a minor automobile accident can have major ill effects on your health. It may be weeks, months, even years before the problem shows itself. But, by then, it may be too late to prevent your greatest loss-your health.

 Understanding what to do after an accident and what type of injuries can occur may save you long term medical care, time and money. Regardless of whether you have any symptoms after an accident you should still have a check-up to determine the potential for unforeseen problems. Our doctors will be able to determine the extent of your injuries and will prescribe a treatment regimen to speed your healing process. After the exam has been completed and the prognosis has been determined, treatment then proceeds. More than half the neck injuries from automobile accidents cause victims to suffer recurring headaches and other unnecessary pain due to whiplash. This is a condition of the neck which occurs from a forceful movement of the body allowing the head and neck to essentially get whipped as it tries to stay with the body. This traumatic action damages the soft connective tissues of the neck, producing tearing of the tendons, ligaments, and muscles called sprains and or strains. This damage produces a number of secondary affects within the neck. It often changes the posture of the neck producing a militarization of the cervical spine. In regions where the neck has been damaged, it produces mechanical fixations of the cervical joints causing aberrant movement. It often changes the carrying angle of the head in relation to the body causing anterior gravitational syndrome where the head is carried to far in front of the body. Any and all of these conditions may persist after a whiplash injury causing a large array or symptoms called post traumatic whiplash syndrome or chronic whiplash. Some of the most common of these symptoms include but are not limited to: recurring headaches, neck pains, shoulder pains, arm pains, hand pains or numbness, upper back pains, and visual disturbance.

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