If you have been in an auto accident and are in pain, your first thought is probably going to be to seek treatment from a medical Doctor, but in actuality, visiting a Chiropractor is often the best course of action. A chiropractor is specially trained to treat injuries related to auto accidents and can get you on the road to recovery without drugs or surgery. Read on to see a list of the 5 Reasons To See A Chiropractor After an Auto Accident.
Top 5 Reasons To See A Chiropractor After an Auto Accident
1). Injuries Can’t Always Be Seen Right Away: As with most injuries, the quicker you seek treatment, the quicker it can be healed. Unfortunately, with injuries from a car accident the symptoms may not be apparent right away and can take days or weeks to appear.
Making an appointment with your Chiropractor soon after the accident, is key to detecting underlying injuries that are laying dormant. Through x-rays, orthopedic and neurological testing an accurate diagnosis can be made and a personalized treatment plan will be implemented.
2). Prevent Long Term Injury: Whiplash is one of the most common injuries after an accident, and if left untreated, it can leave your body in a weakened state and even a minor injury can lead to long term damage and pain.
3) Treat The Cause, Not The Symptoms: When you visit your Medical doctor after an auto accident, the treatment is usually medication to treat the pain, and while this will make you feel better temporarily, it does not address the cause of the injury and in effect, just masks the pain.
Chiropractors, on the other hand can treat the cause without pain medication and will often use complimentary natural modalities to manage the pain, such as exercise, heat/ice, massage and physical therapy.
4). Safe And Non Invasive Treatment: Chiropractic treatments are safe and non invasive and almost always eliminate the need for surgery and injections, both of which come with their own set of risks and should only be done as a last resort.
5) Help With Insurance Claims: Having a car accident results in having to deal with many unpleasant tasks, and submitting a claim for injuries often falls into this category. When filing a claim, the quicker you get a diagnosis and begin treatment, the easier it is to prove your injuries are related to the accident.
If you have been in an auto accident recently, Johnson Chiropractic is here to help! Dr. Johnson and his staff are trained in all aspects of personal injury and can help walk you through the process and get you the treatment you need to get on the road to recovery as quickly . Call today for a FREE Consultation at: (410) 744-1233 or visit us at www.MyPainReliefCenter.com for more information.