One moment everything may seem fine, when suddenly you’re involved in a serious collision. Most people have one thing on their mind after a car accident--their car! However, it is important to remember that you and your injuries come first. A visit to a Chiropractor should always follow an auto injury, as Chiropractors are specialists in damage to soft and hard tissue. It is also imperative that you visit our office within the first 14 days after your accident. If you don't you're insurer will likely deny your claims.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me After My Auto Accident?
Chiropractors are able to treat neck, back and extremity injuries associated with auto accidents. Many times, individuals who have been injured in a car accident experience such intense muscle pain and stiffness, that they simply cannot function normally. When left untreated, this discomfort can be a serious issue.
After an auto accident, 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 be injured and feel nothing at all.
Treating pain or whiplash should never be secondary to bringing your car to the mechanic or working with your insurance company. If you have recently been involved in an auto accident, your first priority should be taking the initiative to visit your Chiropractor!