Why is it important to see a Chiropractor if I’ve been in a car accident?
Can a car accident cause whiplash? The short answer is absolutely!
In the blink of an eye, you can suddenly have a turn of events. A car crash can be one of them.
The “Tale of Two Car Accidents” may seem silly, but it’s really very common and the outcomes are very different. What outcome would you rather experience? If you have been involved in a personal injury, seeking treatment immediately can help you avoid long-term pain, and countless hours sorting through the insurance claims.
If you have been involved in a car accident and are experiencing pain, it’s important to get examined as soon as possible. Personal Injury Protection or PIP will cover 100% of the treatment, even if you are at fault. Let’s dive in a bit deeper to gain a better understanding.
After an auto accident, you may see some of the obvious injuries such as bruises, scratches, or perhaps a broken bone. There are some injuries that are not as obvious, such as whiplash.
After a car crash you might be uncertain as to where you can seek treatment. It’s important to minimize recovery time from a crash by seeking chiropractic care immediately following the injury. Treatment can improve healing time, prevent further injury and decrease pain. You may even feel ok after a personal injury, but it may take a few days for you to notice escalation of pain, limited movement, or tissue damage.
Severe car crashes can cause soft tissue damage which can result in ligamentous instability. A common example of this is whiplash.
Early intervention can make all the difference in the world when it comes to untreated car accident injuries. Untreated car accident injuries can leave the joint capsule scarred and early onset of degenerative joint disease and/or arthritis can develop. Chiropractors can play a role in diagnosis, treatment and recovery for the patient.
Are you the victim of personal injury or an automobile accident? Whether the accident was high or low impact, people often continue to experience varying levels of residual pain. Chiropractors can treat sore muscles, back, neck or soft tissue injuries and whiplash.