Why You Should Find a Chiropractor After a Car Accident

A lot happens during a car accident that affects how you act in the time after it. Medical attention is critical whether you have been in a minor or major accident. The main reason is that you need to have a medical checkup if something is wrong. Some common injuries after accidents are bruises and sores, but others may be internal injuries. 


The primary care physician in the area where the accident occurs is the first doctor you should see. But sometimes, you can get injuries beyond their scope of understanding. It is in such cases that visiting a chiropractor is essential. A car accident usually involves a lot of force that can impact your musculoskeletal structure. Chiropractors assess you for any injuries that affect this complex structure in your body.


Reasons to See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident


As mentioned, a car accident causes injuries, minor or major. You could start feeling the pain and aches immediately after the accident. Sometimes, your pains and aches could begin to manifest after the first night. These pains and aches could make it difficult to walk or operate normally. It is especially true if they are affecting your back or neck.


  • Instant Relief


A chiropractor can help relieve these pains and aches almost immediately. Chiropractors use various modalities to heal your injuries effectively and quickly. They can use adjustments to set your neck or back right, relieving any pinched nerves. They could also use massage therapy to help restore muscle movement. Your recovery does not have to wait; it can start immediately after the accident. 


  • Some Injuries Take Weeks to Show Symptoms


More crucially, some common injuries after a car accident take months or weeks to manifest. Injuries like whiplash only show symptoms weeks after the accident and can be debilitating. Sometimes, it can take months before you start feeling anything in your neck or back that resulted from the whiplash. 


Seeing a chiropractor immediately will help you stay ahead of such injuries. Chiropractors are thorough with their examinations and evaluations. They will find injuries before they start causing any problems. 


  • Minor Injuries Can Cause Bigger Ones


Some injuries—like whiplash that take time to manifest—may worsen over time. Other minor injuries may lead to major ones if you do not get treatment early. When you continue using your joints or muscles when injured, the pressure and stress on the joints or muscles could cause tears to other tendons or ligaments. This could lead to falls or injury when you are trying to lift something.


Chiropractors will address these injuries early enough, and they will advise you on how to proceed. They could give you exercises that will help with healing and educate you on proper posture for faster recovery. 


  • Insurance


You may not get insurance coverage if you take long before you get treatment for a car injury accident. It could be the case in an injury like whiplash that could take months to manifest. Visiting a chiropractor immediately will ensure that you get the insurance due to you.


For more on why you should find a chiropractor after a car accident, visit Dr. Dan Kirschner Chiropractic at our office in Arcadia or Sarasota, Florida. Call (863) 494-7110 or (941) 214-6150 to book an appointment today.

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