5 Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor After an Accident
By Guest Blog Writer Ashley Nave
Did you know 3 million people in the U.S. are injured in car accidents each year? While some accident victims walk away from a crash feeling unharmed, it’s important to know that injuries can go unnoticed within the first few days or even weeks after a collision.
Even seemingly minor accidents, such as fender benders, can cause severe pain in the neck, back and spine. Visiting a chiropractor after an accident is always in your best interest.
In this post, we will explore the five most important reasons to schedule an appointment with a chiropractor after an accident.
5. Reduce Headaches & Migraines
One of the most common complaints that car accident victims share with chiropractors is that of headaches and migraines. While car companies have spent recent decades ensuring vehicle safety, airbags and seatbelts do not protect the head and neck from jerking back and forth during a crash.
Head injuries often translate to something called whiplash. Unfortunately, whiplash is not an injury you should leave untreated. Chiropractors treat headaches and migraines like yours every day.
4. Treat Hidden Injuries
Aside from the visible injuries that require immediate medical attention, there are other injuries you may have suffered from your accident without knowing it yet. Chiropractors will perform a full body evaluation and be able to identify any issues found.
Torn muscles and ligaments are common accident injuries that often go unnoticed, even with the use of an x-ray. Chiropractic treatment focuses on reducing the pain of any tears in your neck and back, making sure your body properly heals.
3. Prevent Tissue Scarring and Reduce Inflammation
Another common issue people face after an accident is inflammation in the spine. Inflammation is your body’s initial reaction to a wound or infection. It can be very uncomfortable to manage, but chiropractic care will help reduce the heat or swelling in your neck and back.
Chiropractors also work to help prevent any scarring after your crash. Techniques such as chiropractic manipulation will break up the scar tissue so that it heals effectively.
2.Receive an Attorney Referral
Chiropractors work closely with Personal Injury Attorneys to help you get the legal representation needed to build a strong accident claim. If the car accident was someone else’s fault, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and medical treatment, which is paid by the at-fault party’s insurance company.
At Vida Integrated Health, we have experience working with legal professionals in the local community. We can refer you to a personal injury lawyer who will get you the best outcome, so you can get the best treatment for your injuries without worrying about cost.
1. Avoid Long-term Pain & Medical Procedures
Certainly, the most common reason to visit a chiropractor after an accident is to stop feeling pain in the body. Being injured in a collision can cause untold damage to the neck, back and spine. Chiropractic treatment not only gets to the root of the problem, it also helps to alleviate the pain at the same time.
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If you were recently injured in an accident, our chiropractors are here to help you get the recovery you deserve. You can contact us today and we’ll happily answer any questions you may have.
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