Visiting a chiropractor doesn’t occur to most people who sustain minor injuries in a car accident. However, a trip to the chiropractor may be the best decision following an accident. Chiropractic care is a more holistic solution because it doesn’t involve surgery or drugs.
While surgery and drugs tend to be the go-to course of treatment for car accident injuries, chiropractic care specialized in car accident injuries offers a safe and holistic alternative.
Here are some of the reasons why you should seek chiropractic care following a car accident:
Impact is Not Always Apparent
Broken bones, bruises, and lacerations are obvious injuries after a car accident. However, the full impact of injuries from a car crash may not always be apparent, whiplash, for example, is not always obvious following a car accident.
Sometimes, whiplash may take hours, even days, to begin showing symptoms. Symptoms of whiplash include dizziness, headache, and pain in the upper back and neck. Whiplash is best treated early on, so do not wait to seek medical attention until you feel pain.
Ignoring the chance of an injury until you feel its impact may lead to long-term suffering and a long healing process. Making the decision to seek immediate chiropractic care is the best decision you could make to speed up recovery and avoid long-term pain.
Car accidents often leave small tears, or micro-tears, in the ligaments. These tiny tears are not visibly detected by an X-Ray, which is why victims commonly experience horrible pain even with a clear X-Ray.
Fortunately, a chiropractor who specializes in automobile accidents can help with this pain. They simply realign the spinal cord, which signals your body to release anti-inflammatory. In turn, this will help to reduce inflammation and pain throughout the body.
Non-Invasive Medical Treatment
If you wait too long after an automobile accident, you may be left with only one option – surgery. But, if you choose to seek chiropractic care early on, you can avoid invasive surgical procedures.
Surgery should always be a last resort. Fortunately, chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment that works by realigning the spine and joints. This results in healing and decreased pain with no need for invasive medical procedures.
Painkillers seem to be a number one option for pain related to car accident injuries. However, painkillers are only a temporary solution, and they often come with a lot of unwanted side-effects.
If you are looking to reduce pain in a natural and holistic way, chiropractic is the right choice for you. Not only will chiropractic care help to soothe and heal your injuries, it will also reduce pain throughout the entire body. Instead of masking the pain, chiropractic care will go straight to the source of the injury in order to speed up recovery, while reducing pain and inflammation.
Inflammation from a neck or back injury due to a car accident can lead to more severe problems. Inflammation prevents blood and nutrients from reaching the places that need them most. Unfortunately, this slows the healing process and can leave you less agile than before.
Chiropractic treatment improves spinal mobility by restoring your range of motion. This assists the body’s recovery by speeding up the healing process.
Improve Your Legal Claim
In the event you were injured in a car accident and were not at fault, seeking immediate medical care will help strengthen your legal claim. Often, you only have three days to seek out medical help. A chiropractor can strengthen your legal claim by assessing the injury and pinpointing the root of the injury.
If the accident was caused by someone else, that person’s insurance company will have to pay for your medical care. Unfortunately, if you do not seek out immediate medical care, your claim may be denied.
At Silverman Care, we will supply all documentation to make sure medical bills are covered.
Reduce Long-Term Issues
Even a minor-injury from an automobile accident can become a long-term issue.
Failing to find proper medical care can lead to chronic conditions, which can leave you with physical and emotional pain. One example of an issue that can become a chronic condition is whiplash, which can lead to long-term difficulties if you don’t seek proper treatment.
A visit to the chiropractor immediately following an accident will help prevent long-term chronic conditions. A medical professional will be able to assess the injury and determine a proper course of treatment to prevent long-term issues.