How Chiropractic Care Can Help after an Auto Accident
No one is ever prepared for an auto accident. They are stressful and no one enjoys getting their car fixed or working with insurance companies to make sure expenses are covered. But if you’re lucky, that’s all you have to worry about. In addition to emotional and financial stress, auto accidents can cause injuries, and oftentimes that becomes your first priority.
Whether you have neck pain, back pain, or overall muscle soreness, you’re going to want to keep a chiropractor at the top of your list in terms of treatment. Chiropractors specialize in treating the most common injuries related to auto accidents, including whiplash. They’re also trained to detect injuries you may not have initially noticed or those that have yet to present themselves. Such injuries may be related to the following:
- Damage to joints
- Structural damage
- Soft tissue damage
- Decreased muscle strength
- Poor nerve function
- Range of motion issues
The number of injuries that can stem from a car accident, no matter how minor, are limitless. Even if you aren’t experiencing pain, it is still in your best interest to visit a chiropractor and get checked out. An experienced chiropractor will know exactly what to look for and may uncover injuries directly related to your accident.
Our team of trained physicians can put you through a series of tests, stretches and exercises to help determine any injury that might have occurred. If needed, we can also suggest X-rays to examine any structural concerns. A scenario that occurs way too often is that patients often come to us with pain after several months have passed since their accident. By then, the injury may be a lot harder to treat and recover from.
Treatment immediately following an accident is crucial for several reasons. First, an injury that goes untreated can cause long-term side effects. If the injury is treated right away, the likelihood of alleviating pain and fully recovering is much higher. Second, the window of having medical expenses covered by insurance companies is quite small. In order to have treatments covered, you need to seek medical help as soon as possible.
If you’ve been in an auto accident, don’t delay in receiving treatment. Our physicians are trained in auto accident-related injuries and timing may be everything for your injury and medical bills. Please contact us at 386-775-6879 if you would like to make an appointment or have medical questions related to your injury.