Most people have one thing on their mind after a car accident: their car! However, it’s important to remember that you and your injuries need to come first. Chiropractors are specialists in damage to soft and hard tissue, so a visit to a chiropractor should always follow an auto injury.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me After My Auto Accident?
Chiropractors are able to treat neck and back injuries associated with auto accidents. Often, individuals who have been injured in a car accident experience such intense muscle pain and stiffness that they cannot function normally. When left untreated, this discomfort can be a serious issue.
After an auto accident, some individuals experience indicators of whiplash injuries, such as blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, reduced range of motion and arm pain, right away. Whiplash can also result in minor back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems, and disc damage.
Treating whiplash or other resulting pain should never be secondary to bringing your car at the mechanic or working with your insurance company. If you’ve had an auto accident recently, your first priority should be taking the initiative to visit your chiropractor!