How Soon After a Car Accident Can I See a Chiropractor?
The adrenaline rush after an auto accident has the ability to numb you from pain and symptoms. As a result many people ignore pain symptoms immediately after the crash occurs. Additionally, the delayed pain leads people to believe they do not need medical attention.
Unfortunately, failing to seek immediate medical care after an auto accident can lead to additional expenses and longer healing times. Soft tissue injuries can take days or weeks to appear after a car crash and they often take months to heal.
So, if you suffered serous injuries such as lacerations, broken bones or a traumatic brain injury, seek immediate medical care in the emergency room.
How Soon Should You See The Chiropractor?
As soon as possible! Your Chiropractic Doctor will complete and document your exam, diagnosis and start a treatment plan in order to get you back to your normal pain free life.
Chiropractors are the most common form of treatment after car accidents because they can help you heal faster and promote long-term healing.
Here is More About How Chiropractic Adjustments Help:
1. Natural Pain Relief
Abnormal movement of the spine can cause excessive pulling or pinching of the soft tissues. Chiropractors identify misalignments (subluxations) and correct them with a specific adjustment that may provide almost immediate relief.
2. Improved Motion
Abnormal movement is caused both by joint tissue injury and neurologic control. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to create brain based (nervous system) changes including relaxation of the muscles restricting normal motion.
3. Promotes Long-Term Healing
When untreated injuries from auto accidents can cause long term chronic pain conditions. Seeing a chiropractor may help avoid medication dependency and long-term conditions. Chiropractors are able to diagnose and treat your injuries before they get out of control.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
Whiplash is the most common injurie sustained from auto accidents and it’s often one of the most difficult to diagnose and treat. These injuries can happen all angles of impact and only requires 2.5 mph alterations in speed. Most commonly whiplash injuries are caused by rear end crashes. These crashes cause the head to whip back and forward buckling beyond it’s normal range of motion causing tears to the surrounding muscles and ligaments. Most patients notice immediate discomfort that increases over following days and weeks.
Additional Symptoms After Auto Accidents Include:
- Neck Pain
- Blurred Vision
- Shoulder Pain
- Pain Between Shoulders
- Low Back Pain
Ignoring the pain associated with auto accidents can have serious consequences. Whether your injuries are severe or not, it is important to be evaluated as soon as possible after your crash. We offer free consultations to all victims after car accident injuries. If you were injured in an auto accident, click the button above for a free consultation!