Should You See A Chiropractor After A Car Accident?

Auto accidents can cause many types of injuries, and some of them don’t show up right away. You may think you are fine later during that day, but when you wake up the next morning or a few days later, you feel like you can’t move. Soft tissue injuries like whiplash often don’t appear immediately. It may actually take a week or more before you find yourself with symptoms. When they do appear, they tend to cause stiffness, pain and stress.

Should You See A Chiropractor After A Car AccidentChiropractic care after an auto collision should be an automatic response. Chiropractors are trained to work with the skeleton and soft tissue. They know how the bio-mechanics of the body should work. They can detect injuries and help you get them healed.

Whiplash and other car crash injuries affect the spine. A Doctor of Chiropractic will be able to find any injuries you may have suffered. They are trained to deal with traumatic injuries and make you more comfortable. Seeing a chiropractor after an accident may also make sure your other medical bills are lower. They can alleviate many common problems that stem from an accident so you won’t need to see your medical doctor for additional x-rays and pain medication.

Whiplash symptoms: Neck pain Shoulder pain Headache Low back pain Blurred vision Difficulty swallowing Ringing in the ears Fatigue or weakness Nausea Dizziness Irritability Vertigo

Some Doctors of Chiropractic specialize in patients who just had auto accidents. They can show you the right exercises to help with any pain and discomfort. They understand that the injury to your neck or back can throw your muscles into a state of inflammation as they try to compensate for the injury. The gentle chiropractic manipulations to restore the spine to balance are not painful and patients may start feeling relief right away.

Some of these chiropractic doctors are available on an emergency basis, so you can get your x-rays and physical examination as soon as possible. They can even help you with your insurance company and with filing claims. If you need additional care, they can refer you to medical specialists. They are usually happy to work with your attorney, other doctors and the insurance companies involved as much as is needed to help you recover from your accident.

They are happy to work with your other physicians in creating a treatment plan that will work best for you and your recovery. Injuries from auto accidents can be tricky. The soft tissue injuries may persist for long periods of time without the proper care and treatment. Long term problems may cause secondary issues to occur such as osteoarthritis. It is important to include chiropractic care in your recovery regimen after an auto accident to help prevent this.

While it is most common for people to worry about their car than their health, if you are in an auto crash, please take the time to see a chiropractor. The doctor will check to see if you suffered any injuries and advise you accordingly.

About Discover Health & Wellness – Northglenn

Dr Phillip Wygonski Northglenn ChiropractorDr. Phillip Wygonski of Discover Health & Wellness Northglenn is located just off Huron Street and West 112th Avenue and serves the Northglenn & Thornton communities.  Discover Health & Wellness offers patients a natural and holistic approach to health improvement and pain reduction.  Services at Discover Health & Wellness include chiropractic care, spinal correction, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, allergy treatment and spinal and postural screenings.

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11184 Huron St, #10
Northglenn, CO 80234
(303) 280-2202