Being in a car accident is terrifying and overwhelming. We know how you feel. You and your loved ones may be experiencing both physical and emotional pain; you’re dealing with loss– your health, your ability to work, your car, and maybe even a loved one. Life is at a stand-still.
While no one ever wants to or plans to be in an auto accident, it is important to know what the next steps are to getting back on your feet. Along with consulting your auto insurance provider, and possibly an attorney, visiting a chiropractor like Dr. Smith is one of the best things you can do to get back on the road to recovery. Chiropractors are able to treat neck and back injuries, whiplash, soft tissue pain and injury, along with a host of other issues.
Records from insurance and court cases have constantly shown that chiropractic is the safest portal of entry to health care available to the public today. Although no healthcare procedures are 100% safe, chiropractic stands on its record of safety and effectiveness unmatched in healthcare. To learn more about the safety record of chiropractic, please visit the website Chiropractic Is Safe at www.chiropracticissafe.org.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may have muscle pain and stiffness to the point where you just can’t function normally. You may also have unseen injury to your neck or spine, and you may not immediately notice the signs or symptoms of this type of injury, so it’s important to order x-rays.
You may also be suffering from headaches, insomnia, pain or just general discomfort. Whiplash is a common auto accident injury and damage can be caused even in accidents at 2 or 3 miles per hour. More major whiplash injury includes blurred vision, shoulder pain, dizziness, reduced range of motion and arm pain.
Whiplash can also result in back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems and disc damage. You may not experience any serious symptoms right away, and you may think you are just “stiff” or “sore” after the accident while serious injuries could be forming.
If left untreated, these issues can go on to cause other additional serious health problems. In fact, you may not think you have been injured after a car accident, and then start to experience discomfort or headaches several months after the fact. This is why you should always visit a chiropractor for an evaluation, even if you think there may not be a serious injury.
When you treat an injury like this right away, you are putting the body in the best possible position to heal and recover quickly. This is why you need to visit us right away. Dr. Smith can help put the spine in alignment and help the body start healing right away. He can help relieve pain, provide exercises that can act as physical therapy for injuries, and give you nutritional advice that can also help with the healing process.
The first step in healing after an accident is taking the initiative to go visit Dr. Smith. With professional help, you can start recovering after a traumatic automobile accident and put yourself on track to fully recover.
Call us today at 505-327-5086 and start your journey back to full recovery.