Chiropractors Can Help Car Accident Injuries
Many people are unsure of what to do after they get into a car accident. If you recently have been in a car accident, one of the best things you can do is see a chiropractic doctor. Seeing a Chiropractor will be crucial for helping you recover quickly.
Many people do not have immediate pain after a car accident. The problem is that they wait too long, only to find out that they no longer have rights to personal injury protection (PIP). This is insurance coverage that is designed to protect you and provide for necessary medical expenses after an auto accident. It is designed to keep you healthy and able to fully enjoy your life without any sort of future medical impairment. Being seen by a chiropractor after an auto accident may help save you from years of chronic pain.
If you have been involved in a car accident, is important that you contact an experienced chiropractor as soon as possible. There are many reasons why. Below, I will describe a few.
Determining the extent of your car accident injuries:
“I don’t see any external injuries. I was just involved in an accident, and I’m not bleeding, and I don’t think I hit my head on anything.”
Even if this is the case, this does not mean that everything is OK. After a car accident, many internal injuries may occur. This includes soft tissue damage to ligaments, tendons, muscles and subcutaneous tissue. Many of these injuries will not begin to appear until hours or days later. So if you decide not to be treated, you may be setting yourself up for the long-term chronic pain that was never taken care of after the accident. You know the older man or older woman who is unable to play with their grandchildren. He/she can’t play on the ground or sit up because of “arthritis” or because of an “old injury”. Don’t let an auto accident be that “old injury” that leaves you permanently impaired with a chronic injury.
If you see a chiropractor right after your auto accident, he or she will be able to diagnose and treat your injuries before they have time to become chronic. Even if you don’t feel pain at the time, a chiropractor can determine whether or not you have been injured. This is especially important in the state of Florida and in Pinellas County and Dunedin. There are many auto accidents here, and many of the people involved in motor vehicle accidents do not realize that they have rights to get treated and that they don’t have to suffer.
A good example of an injury that does not present immediate symptoms is whiplash. Chiropractors are excellent at treating whiplash injuries and restoring you to your original health status. More on whiplash in future blog posts.
Non-invasive treatment for car accident injuries:
Chiropractors are the first line of treatment for injuries after a car accident. Chiropractors can perform care that is non-invasive (no cutting or stitching). This includes many therapies such as therapeutic exercises to restore muscle function and provide natural, non-invasive techniques to help restore the body to pre-injury status.
If a chiropractor feels he is unable to treat your symptoms, he has a network of excellent doctors who can provide medicine, pain relievers, surgery and minimally invasive injections, basically anything else that would require more severe treatment. Chiropractic is the first line of treatment and generally addresses many car accident conditions. The chiropractor will be able to help you recover as quickly as possible without the need for invasive treatment. If you do need more invasive treatment, an excellent chiropractor should have a great network of specialists who will be able to best meet your needs.
If you have an auto accident, contact a chiropractor and get an attorney:
If you were involved in a car accident, it’s important for your health and your recovery that you do several things correctly. One of them is to contact an attorney. An attorney will represent you and make sure that you get represented in the best way possible. Also, contact an experienced chiropractor to get treatment and begin recovering as quickly as possible.
When you put off seeing a chiropractor, there is a high risk of experiencing chronic, unresolved pain due to a traumatic auto accident.
If you were seen by a chiropractor, you will experience improvement. Having your injuries diagnosed and treated quickly will help you recover as fast as possible.