No matter how careful a driver may be, car accidents are inevitable. People have places to go, meetings to make, jobs to rush to in the morning and making it home for the big game. With those ideas in mind, auto accidents are much more frequent than some people realize. While auto accidents can be lethal, resulting in fatalities, many accidents do not cause obvious wounds. However, drivers may not realize that the slight tingle of pain in their neck following the accident is only the beginning of far greater pain to come.
In many cases, people will begin to develop greater levels of pain from an auto accident with gradual soreness and pain. Whiplash is a common ailment since most people suddenly snap their head forward or backward from the force of impact in an auto accident. The strain on the neck will only get worse over time. Pain medications will only numb the pain for a few hours per dose and never actually treat the issue. Fortunately, our team at Axxess Therapy Group can help effectively treat this and many other issues at our clinic.
Below are a few common questions that we hear from patients on a regular basis.
Q & A
Can Chiropractic Care help with Auto Accident Injuries?
In most cases, yes, our chiropractic care can help treat auto accident injuries. However, there are a few factors that patients need to understand. The first is that we do not treat open wounds immediately following an auto accident. If an individual is in a car accident and sustains a critical injury such as trauma to the head, broken limbs or wounds that cause bleeding, then the individual needs to seek emergency medical attention at the ER.
After receiving treatment for these conditions, the patient can then seek treatment from our chiropractic clinic for any soreness or pain in the joints. Our treatment will help the patient not only recover but return to a life without chiropractic issues. We will assess the patient and recommend the best treatment without the need for surgery or the use of pain medications.
What treatment will a chiropractor provide after experiencing an auto accident injury?
Our auto injury treatment will depend entirely on the location of the injury. It can be difficult for a patient to identify where it hurts in more detail than “My back” or “My neck.” Therefore, we will conduct a thorough assessment of the patient’s current condition, their medical history, insurance information and any other information that pertains to the auto injury treatment. We will then develop a treatment plan based on these factors that can treat:
- Spinal pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Pinched nerves
- Herniated discs
With our knowledge and skills, we can identify the source of the pain and determine the most effective form of treatment.
Why should I visit a chiropractor after an auto accident?
While people may not have any immediate injuries after an auto accident, there may be pain underneath the skin that one will not see coming. The soreness will only get worse over time and the pain, even whiplash, can make the simple act of sitting impossible. By seeking chiropractic treatment, you can accurately treat the pain to provide a more comfortable and healthy lifestyle. You can also avoid the need for constant consumption of pain medication that leads to a dependency.
If you would like to learn more about auto-injury-treatment and the various treatments we provide, call (352) 304-8513 to schedule a consultation.