A car accident can be one of the most unexpected and devastating events in an individual’s life. Following an accident, you may have both short-term and long-term injuries, which can severely impact your everyday life. If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident, it’s important to get medical assistance as soon as possible, and a chiropractor can help you to manage the pain associated with this type of accident.
The Short and Long Term Impact of Car Accidents
Car accidents have a variety of both short and long-term effects, which you may experience a combination of after the incident. Immediately after the accident, we highly recommend you seek medical attention to ensure you haven’t sustained any injuries to your head. As well as the physical injuries from a car accident, many people find they are in shock and emotional distress for weeks or months after. After a while, you may notice that the injuries you sustained in the accident aren’t healing, with back and neck pain being two of the most common issues. When this does occur, we encourage you to consider visiting a chiropractor, who can help to improve your mobility and reduce your pain following this event.
The Importance of Seeking Treatment Immediately
No matter how you feel after a car accident, we encourage everyone who has been involved in an incident to follow up with a medical check. This will help to ensure no permanent damage has been done to your body and that you don’t need to receive immediate treatment. The chance of resolving an issue when it’s treated immediately is far higher than a week or two later, where permanent damage may be sustained.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
If you’ve suffered an injury to your back or neck during a car accident, a chiropractor can help to minimize this pain. During your first visit to a chiropractor, they’ll offer you an X-ray to assess the damage to your back and neck. After this, you’ll be able to work together to devise a plan to manage your pain. It’s important to understand that this won’t be a quick fix, especially if you have a severe injury, and you’ll need to return regularly to the chiropractor to manage your condition. After the pain is reduced, we always recommend returning every week or two to keep your body in optimum condition.
Dr. Katie Can Help
During her career, Dr. Katie Gross at Performance Chiropractic has worked with many clients who have been involved in car accidents. She specializes in the Atlas Orthogonal Technique, which is a painless treatment that can help to adjust your spine. If you’ve recently been in a car accident, we highly encourage you to contact the team at Performance Chiropractic, who can book you in for your initial consultation with Dr. Katie. From there, we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan to help you manage your pain and return to your day-to-day activities as soon as possible.