Your mind is no doubt going a thousand miles a minute after a car accident. There are insurance companies, rental car agencies, body shops, and possibly police reports to deal with. You might even be seriously injured and have to undergo medical treatments and spend time recovering.
Even if you feel fine and walk away from the accident, it’s important to see a doctor and get a clean bill of health. Many car accident injuries are subtle and don’t leave obvious signs like broken bones or contusions. Chiropractors are particularly skilled at diagnosing these “invisible” injuries and helping you feel more like yourself.
Pain Means There’s a Problem
Lingering pain after a car accident is a sure sign that something is wrong. Unless there is an obvious sign of injury, your family physician will likely brush it off as simply “needing time” to heal and recommend painkillers and anti-inflammatories as treatment, but this approach only masks the problem and can make it difficult to determine how severe the injury really is.
Visit The Chiropractor For A Diagnosis
For an actual diagnosis of the underlying problem, schedule a visit with a chiropractor soon after a car accident. A chiropractor can pinpoint the source of the pain through x-rays and a physical exam and recommend a course of treatment before the pain or injury become worse.
One of the biggest concerns with ignoring pain or injury, beyond the immediate discomfort, is the stress and strain it can put on the musculoskeletal system. Our bodies excel at compensating for weakness or injury. A subtle shift in the way you bear weight, walk, lift things, stand, or sit may not seem like a big deal, but over time these changes can strain the musculoskeletal system and result in chronic pain or dysfunction. It’s not unusual for chiropractors to see patients who were in car accidents years ago and it wasn’t until years had passed that the injury really started to bother them. In other cases, the pain or dysfunction never really went away after the car accident, but it wasn’t considered severe enough by the patient’s doctor to warrant further investigation or treatment.
Experience Car Accident Injury Relief Without Drugs
Chiropractic treatment restores body function, positioning, and balance through manual manipulations, massage therapy, and simple exercises. These treatments relieve pressure on injured parts of the body and restore alignment, making it possible for the body to function normally and heal more fully.
If you have been in a car accident and still don’t feel like everything is quite right, contact The Complete Wellness Center of Orange City for an examination. Our chiropractors will listen to your concerns, conduct a full exam, and conduct diagnostic testing to get to the root of the pain. Then we’ll develop a treatment plan that will have you feeling better.