This is a question we get asked frequently. Many people are surprised to learn that chiropractors treat 33% of all accident victims. When you consider the fact that most personal injury incidents involve whiplash, soft tissue injuries, spinal injuries, and soreness; seeking chiropractic care makes perfect sense. This is especially true if you’re looking to avoid the use of pharmaceuticals.
Anyone who’s been in a car accident can tell you that it’s one of the most stressful situations you encounter and that the stress and pain doesn't end when your car gets towed away. Because of the immediate adrenaline rush following an accident, you may not even notice any pain or symptoms in the moment. It’s after a few days or even weeks pass that you realize the full extent of your injuries. Since soft tissue injuries may not immediately be noticed, it’s extremely important that you’re examined by a professional as soon as possible following a car accident.
So our answer to “Should I see a chiropractor after a car accident,” is yes, immediately. But how exactly can chiropractic care help? There are a few different ways.
At Peak Chiropractic, we help alleviate the kinds of pain associated with personal injury by aligning your spine with various manipulations. With patients seeing us after an injury, we start by considering their full health history in conjunction with how they describe their pain following the accident. We then educate the patient about the full extent of their trauma, which is very helpful during the insurance claims process. Following that, we administer the requisite chiropractic care, following which many patients experience dramatic and immediate pain relief.
Especially if you wait a while to see a professional, the stiffness and soreness following a personal injury can be dramatic. In these cases, our approach to patient care is focused on restoring mobility rather than just relieving pain. The relief patients feel is often immediate. After receiving chiropractic care routinely for a short amount of time, many patients report a complete return to their pre-injury range of motion.
Peak Chiropractic is founded on the principle of full body health. So, when treating patients following a car accident, we focus on more than just treating the short-term symptoms. We evaluate their complete medical history in order to treat the immediate injuries, the long-term injuries, and in many cases the pre-existing ailments they experienced before their accident.
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a car accident or other personal injury, we highly encourage you to reach out to Peak Chiropractic for a consultation. For ensuring you get the settlement you deserve to alleviating short-term & long-term pain, the benefits from seeking out chiropractic care are vast. Contact the Peak team today to schedule your consultation and get on the road to recovery.