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 are able to 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 present with obvious signs such as broken bones or contusions (bruises). Chiropractors are particularly skilled at diagnosing these “invisible” injuries and helping you feel more like yourself. Contact Wellspring Health in Orange City to schedule your free evaluation.
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. They may even recommend painkillers and anti-inflammatories as a way to manage your pain, but this approach simply masks the problem and can make it difficult to determine how severe the injury really is.
Visit Your Chiropractor for a Diagnosis
For a diagnosis of the underlying problem, schedule a visit with one of our chiropractors as soon as possible after a car accident. A chiropractor can pinpoint the source of the pain through X-rays and a physical exam, which will enable them to recommend a course of treatment before your pain or injury become worse.
One of the biggest problems with ignoring pain or an injury is the stress and strain that it can put on your 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 did not experience any pain from a car accident until many years down the road. 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, proper spine alignment, 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, then contact Wellspring Health in Orange City for a free evaluation. Our chiropractors will listen to your concerns, conduct a full exam, and perform diagnostic testing to get to the root of your pain. We’ll develop a treatment plan that will have you feeling better in no time. Contact us today!