Being in a car accident can be a terrifying and overwhelming experience. Many people who survive automobile accidents must deal with both physical and emotional damages 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 such an incident.
Many times, individuals who have been injured in a car accident have so much muscle pain and stiffness that they simply cannot function normally. This discomfort can include neck and back injury, whiplash, and soft tissue pain.
You may also be suffering from headaches, pain or general discomfort as a result of an accident-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 them.
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. When you treat an injury like this right away, you are putting the body in the best possible position to heal and recover quickly. This is why you need to visit a chiropractor right away to ensure that you are able to address these issues.
Pain Relief Without Prescription Medication
Many people involved in a car accident will just take pain relief drugs because they think that will make them better, and it probably does for a short period.
However, medication only masks the symptoms of injury they don't actually heal the damage itself. Pain relief medication can also be extremely addictive.
Chiropractic care offers pain relief without the use of drugs or addictive medications.
Chiropractic therapy also addresses the injury at the source of the problem, healing the actual injury and not just masking the pain.
When you are involved in a car accident, micro-tears in the ligaments and muscles are a common injury, and unfortunately, an X-ray is not going to catch them. These tears in the muscles are the main reason people wake up after a car crash in severe pain wondering what is wrong because their X-rays looked normal.
A chiropractic doctor will use spinal manipulations to realign the spinal cord helping your body to release an anti-inflammatory that helps reduce inflammation and pain symptoms in the body substance.
Restore Range of Motion
If you suffer a neck or back injury in a car wreck, the inflammation that occurs can cause even more problems. Your blood and nutrients will not be able to make to the areas they need to go because the inflammation will be slowing the healing process.
When you receive a chiropractic adjustment, it will mobilize your spine, restoring range of motion and allowing the body to begin the natural healing process at a much faster rate.
Avoid Long-Term Pain
Minor car accident injuries can become serious long-term problems if the conditions are left untreated. For example, symptoms of whiplash can continue for years if you fail to seek proper medical care and can become a chronic condition that leads to emotional anguish as well as physical.
Seeing a chiropractor immediately after your accident will help to avoid long-term, chronic pain conditions from developing. Your doctor will be able to diagnose and treat your injury before it has the chance to manifest into a much larger problem.
Reduce Scar Tissue
Scar tissue can develop on the muscles inside the body after a car accident injury occurs.
This tissue will cause the victim to feel uncomfortable and stiff. A chiropractic doctor can specifically target the damaged areas, breaking up the scar tissue faster than just letting it heal on its own.
This will ensure that the injured person feels better and heals properly at a much faster rate than if they avoid treatment altogether.
Insurance Claim Probability
If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by another person's negligence, seeing a chiropractor after your accident will improve your chance at receiving the compensation that you deserve. When your accident injury is caused by someone else, it will be up to that person's insurance company to pay for your medical treatment. However, you will need to seek medical attention immediately otherwise you risk the chance of having your claim be denied.
The team at Premier Family Healthcare will provide you with the needed documentation to ensure that your medical bills are covered.