Chiropractic Care Can Help After an Auto Accident
Being in a car accident can be one of the most terrifying and overwhelming experiences a person lives through. One moment everything may seem fine, the next moment you are involved in a serious collision. Many people who survive automobile accidents must deal with both physical and emotional damages following their accident, and treating these injuries can be a difficult process. While no one ever wants to be in an automobile accident, it is important to know how to proceed with treating your injuries should you ever be involved in one. Visiting a chiropractor is always one of the first things you should do since chiropractors specialize in treating many of the most common automobile accident-related injuries.
You may be suffering from headaches, pain or general discomfort as a result of a whiplash-related injury. Most people assume that whiplash injuries only occur during high-speed accidents, but a change in speed of just 2-3 miles per hour during an accident can cause whiplash. Some individuals experience indicators of whiplash injuries right away, such as blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, reduced range-of-motion and arm pain. Whiplash can also result in minor back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems and disc damage. Other individuals may not experience any serious injuries right away and may think they are just “stiff” or “sore” after the accident, when serious injuries could be forming. If left untreated, these issues can go on to cause other additional serious health problems. In fact, you may not think you have been injured after a car accident, and then start to experience discomfort or headaches several weeks or months afterwards. This is why you should always visit a chiropractor for an evaluation, even if you think you are not seriously injured. A chiropractor can help put your spine "in-line" which will allow your body to heal and recover.
TOP FACTS ABOUT AUTO ACCIDENTS
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with auto accidents.
Many people assume that since their auto isn't damaged, neither is their body. Research shows even low-impact collisions can cause injury.
It can take weeks, months and sometimes years for undetected spinal damage to show up as chronic headaches, backaches, stiff neck or even low back pain.
Chiropractic is the "only proven effective treatment" for whiplash according to the Journal of Orthopedic Medicine.
Your car insurance not only covers damage to your vehicle, but will also cover the cost associated with seeking health care.