If you have driven on Highway 36 recently you have probably noticed there has been an increase in cars on the road over the last couple of years. A report by the US Department of Travel says that cumulative travel has increased by almost 4% compared to 2022– that’s an increase of over +17.8 billion vehicle miles! That’s a huge number!

Understanding the Impact of Increased Traffic

With more cars on the road, more accidents will occur. What most people don’t understand is that even in a car accident at a low velocity, there will likely be damage to the soft tissue of the driver and all passengers. When people initially have a car accident, they often don’t feel pain and may not have symptoms immediately. Due to all the adrenaline that is released in your body after an accident, many symptoms can be delayed for days, weeks, or even months. This is why it is so important to get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible following an accident, no matter how minor it may seem.

Here at Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, we have been taking care of people in auto accidents for over 15 years. Our doctors are experts at assessing and treating issues related to car accidents such as: headaches, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and vertigo. We have an amazing success rate for getting people out of pain and getting back to feeling themselves again.

Meet Gloria: A Case Study

Let me tell you about one of our patients Gloria. Gloria is 45 years old and a mother of 2. She lives in Superior and commutes everyday on Highway 36 into Boulder. One day in January, there was a small snow storm in the morning and traffic was flowing at a normal speed. All of a sudden, it came to a full stop. Thankfully, Gloria was paying attention and was able to stop to avoid hitting the person in front of her. However, the person behind her did not stop and they hit her from behind going 35 MPH! Yikes! No one was seriously hurt and the drivers exchanged information. They walked away relieved.

At first, Gloria didn’t really have any symptoms except for a sore neck. She went on with her busy life and was thankful that the accident wasn’t worse. As the days went on, she started to notice she was really tired at the end of the day and was getting irritated easily at her husband and two kids. She was having a hard time sleeping and would constantly wake up with a headache. At first these symptoms were just annoying, but then her work started to be affected. She was so tired by the end of the day that she had to lay down in a dark room in her office just to stop the pain. The issues were getting worse and she knew that she had to do something to get back to normal.

So, Gloria does what everyone does when looking for help. She Googled “treatment after a car accident.” Since our office has dedicated so much time to putting helpful content online, she came across our website. She was intrigued and excited that somebody might be able to help her, but she was skeptical. So she checked our Google reviews to see what other people have experienced, and she saw that we had over 350 five-star reviews from all the people we have helped in the past! She was confident that our office could help her.

Feeling hopeful, she picked up the phone and called our office. To her surprise, one of the actual doctors answered the phone and was available to answer all of her questions. She felt so validated and heard and made an appointment. She was excited about finally getting better.

Finding Hope and Help: Gloria’s Journey

On the first day, the doctor went over her history and listened to what happened to Gloria during the car accident. A thorough exam was performed and specialized x-rays were taken to assess the damage. After the tests and history were done, Gloria was scheduled for her follow-up appointment to go over her results. During that follow-up report, all of her questions were answered and her treatment began. After her first adjustment, she started to feel better. Every week she continued to get better and better!

Gloria was surprised by how good she was feeling and how much energy she had. It was a huge improvement. The biggest difference was how she felt like she could be a good mom again and have time for her family. While the headaches and neck pain were bad, the worst part was just not feeling herself.

Expert Care at Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder

If you were to ask us why people come to get treatment in the office, I would say it’s often because they are not able to do the things they love. Yes, they have symptoms like vertigo, headaches, and neck pain. But the biggest motivation to get better is to just get back to being the person they were before their injury or accident.

We have helped hundreds of people get their life back over the past 15 years. At Atlas Chiropractic, our doctors have been specially trained to handle auto accidents and the symptoms that come along with injuries from auto accidents. We take the time to listen to our patients and we do not treat them like just another number in the books.

Handling Insurance Hassles with Ease

We also handle all billing and payment necessary with the insurance companies. Car accidents are stressful enough, you don’t want to have to worry about dealing with the insurance companies on top of everything you are dealing with. All you have to do is file the claim on your end and we take care of the rest. We also make sure everything is properly documented in case your claim ever goes to a lawyer. If your case warrants a lawyer, we work with many attorneys that specialize in auto accident cases to make sure you are taken care of.

Get Back to You: Contact Us Today

If you have been in an auto accident and are looking for help, please contact our office to speak directly to one of our expert doctors. Let’s work together to get you back to who you were before the accident. Call our office at (303) 442-5911 or simply fill out our webform to set up a consultation with one of our doctors.