Auto Injury Treatment
Even with the amount of safety technology in cars, there are still many ways in which someone can get hurt during an accident. While some injuries from a car accident can start out minor, there is a high chance that the injury will worsen over time without treatment. We can help patients recover from an injury and help them to continue living a comfortable lifestyle free of pain.
It is important to note that we will treat any chiropractic or physical health issues, but will not treat other injuries, bleeding or wounds from the accident. Following an accident, it is best to seek professional treatment from an urgent care or a hospital first. If one notices any open wounds, bleeding or has a concussion, it is best to go to the hospital and then come here for follow up treatment.
Whiplash is only the beginning
In many car accidents, patients will be whipped back and forth in the car upon the impact. When this happens, the neck will snap back and forth too quickly and cause inflammation in the discs of the vertebrae, known as whiplash. We will be happy to help treat the chiropractic issues that can result from whiplash after a car accident, which can include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Disc bulges and herniation
- Misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine
- Injured bones in the spine
- Irritated and damaged nerves
- Pulled ligaments and muscles in the neck
- Inflammation in the Joints and Damage to the vertebrae and soft tissue.
While whiplash will mainly occur in the neck, it can have negative effects on the spine and lower back. The spine is the highway of the body and connects everything together. Damage to the spine in any form can be catastrophic for one’s health.
Treat the pain early on
Even if the pain is only minor following an accident, it is wiser to treat the symptoms early on. The longer one waits to seek professional treatment, the worse the pain will get. Attempting to mask the pain with medication will only numb the pain for a while. Once the dose of medication wears off, the pain will return. People in this situation will regularly abuse painkillers and build a dependency on the painkillers just to complete everyday tasks.
Our treatment can address the patient’s individual pain before it worsens and helps the patient continue to live a life free of that pain. For the treatment process, we will review the patient’s current condition and past medical history before developing a treatment plan. We will also take X-rays of the patient, if necessary, in order to determine the exact cause of the pain.
Once we understand the damage to the patient’s back, spine or neck, we will then find the best solution for treatment. During this examination, we will go over the treatment plan with the patient and answer any questions the patient has. Below are a few common questions people have about auto injury treatment.
When should I schedule an appointment for chiropractic care after an auto accident?
Following an auto accident, it is crucial to seek treatment from an emergency room prior to visiting us. The emergency room will take care of any bleeding, immediate fractures, breathing issues or concussions. After that, seek our chiropractic center to treat soreness or chronic pain in the back, neck, shoulders, hips or spine. The sooner you seek our treatment, the better chance of recovering without the need of any surgical options.
How much will treatment cost?
The cost can vary widely on the number of treatment sessions, the condition of the patient and how much the patient’s insurance company will cover. It is important to report the car accident to your insurance provider in order to determine how much they will cover. We can go over the cost and the insurance companies we accept during the appointment.
Will the treatment hurt?
We will take precautionary measures to keep the patient comfortable, but the patient will still feel some pain. The pain will decrease with more sessions, eventually freeing the patient of the pain entirely.
How long will the treatment take?
While the individual appointments will take an hour to 90 minutes, the number of sessions will vary. Patients may only need a month to heal or longer, depending on the patient’s injuries and participation in treatment.