After being in an auto accident, the first response is to ensure that there are no major injuries. However, even if you think that you are completely fine, it is important to seek medical help just to eliminate any possible internal bleeding or whiplash. Sometimes, symptoms might not even appear till much later. Chiropractic treatment specializes in mitigating pain and will be able to help with the after-effects of an accident.
What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors offer a holistic non-invasive form of treatment to improve mobility and reduce pain. This is done through manual therapy, using techniques like soft tissue and spinal manipulation depending on your condition. This means that it is possible to request drug-free care. In addition, most established chiropractic centers will offer extensive services, and even an aftercare package to best address your needs.
Here are some good to seek out chiropractic treatment for auto accidents:
Delayed Pain Reaction
Adrenaline spikes when the body faces any type of trauma. This creates a numbing effect on pain and discomfort so that the body is better prepared for high-intensity situations. There is therefore a high likelihood of hidden injuries that the body is suppressing. X-rays at the hospital would be able to detect fractures but not soft-tissue injuries. However, a chiropractor will include a full-body evaluation that can identify such problems and begin treatment.
You are probably familiar with injuries such as fractures or lacerations. However, an auto accident also causes less obvious conditions such as whiplash, soft tissue damage, or facet joint injuries. These are generally not life-threatening but may cause long-term chronic pain and other problems. For example, whiplash may result not only in pain but also in memory issues or even long-term headaches. Chiropractors can help with this by relieving the muscles of tension as well as prescribing natural remedies for pain and exercise regimes to aid mobility. Another common symptom is stiffness in the neck or back due to inflammation or scar tissue development. Even a minor collision can cause strain and pressure on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic treatment can help to re-align and mobilize the spine during adjustments, or even heat and ice treatments.
If you end up working with an attorney or an insurance agency following the auto accident, it is extremely important to have proper documentation of your injuries. In some areas, insurance policyholders have as little as two weeks of the accident to see a doctor and obtain a proper physical examination or their claim would be denied. Not only will an established chiropractic center be able to help you with your insurance verification, and billing, they can even help with confusing paperwork or obtain a credible attorney. These are all extremely important to ensure that you receive fair compensation for the accident and peace of mind during your treatment.
If you have any questions, RejuvenX has 10-minute complimentary phone consultations to help you get to the root of your pain. Their integrated team is here to help with your post-accident recovery and long-term healthcare goals.