Are you suffering from an auto accident injury? You’re not alone. Auto accidents happen, and when they do, they can be traumatic both physically and emotionally. No matter how slow you were going when you were in the accident, there is always some degree of injury.
Chiropractic care is your best recourse following an auto accident. Adjustments can help you recover faster and those who seek chiropractic care following an auto accident have been shown to experience less pain than those who did not.
Auto accidents involve sudden force against our bodies, specifically our neck and back. This kind of trauma might not show symptoms right away. Getting to your chiropractor as soon as you can after your accident will help to lessen symptoms and begin to immediately treat your injuries.
What you can expect from treatment for your auto injury
The first thing that your chiropractor will want to do after your accident is x-rays to rule out more serious injury. After your x-rays, they will perform a very thorough physical examination to assess the extent of the injuries you have sustained.
Muscle pain and stiffness are the most common complaints following an accident. The sooner that you begin treatment, the faster you will be able to recover. Even the most minor accident with a seemingly minor injury can lead to long-term chronic health problems.
What conditions can be treated with a chiropractic adjustment?
It seems as if chiropractic care was conceived to treat those conditions most often suffered in a car accident are those same conditions that react most positively to chiropractic intervention. These injuries include but are not limited to:
- Inflammation that seems like it is throughout your entire body
- Soft tissue injuries
- Ligament damage
- Disc damage
- Blurred Vision
- Back injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Pain and Stiffness
What are the benefits of treating auto accident injuries with chiropractics?
- Improved mobility
- Decreases inflammation
- Less scar tissue
- Faster recovery
- Decreased pain
HOW SOON AFTER THE ACCIDENT CAN YOU START TREATMENT?
This depends on a number of factors. It depends on the extent of your injuries, amount of inflammation, location of your injuries and type. You should see your chiropractor as soon as you can after your accident. They will advise you about your options and your needs.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL FROM MY AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES?
This is dependent on what types of injuries you have, the severity, and how quickly you begin treatment. No matter how minor your accident might have been, it is important to seek treatment quickly and to follow all of the recommendations for treatment. Many times, even the most minor accident will leave the victim in a life of chronic pain. By getting treatment, you minimize the chances of this happening to you.
WHY IS A CHIROPRACTOR MY BEST TREATMENT OPTION FOLLOWING AN AUTO ACCIDENT?
Chiropractors primarily treat the neck and spine. Most auto accidents result in injuries to the neck and spine. Nobody knows your neck and spine better than your chiropractor which makes them the one person who can most easily identify the extent of your injuries and most effectively treat those injuries.
IF I AM ALREADY SEEING A MEDICAL DOCTOR FOR MY INJURIES, CAN A CHIROPRACTOR STILL HELP?
Absolutely. Dr. Hart works with medical doctors all the time. Having both a medical doctor and a chiropractor on your care team will only help you heal faster from your injuries.