INJURIES ARE NOT ALWAYS OBVIOUS
While there are some injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, or bruising which are quickly identified, there are other injuries (such as Whiplash) that are not always apparent immediately following a motor vehicle accident.
It can take hours or even a few days to feel the symptoms of whiplash, such as dizziness, headaches, soreness, or pain in the upper back and neck.
The best way to deal with a whiplash injury is to catch it early on. This means, if you were involved in a car accident, you should not wait to seek treatment until you feel pain.
Many people wake up after a car crash in severe pain and wonder what is wrong because their X-rays looked normal. If you were involved in a car accident, micro-tears in the ligaments and muscles are a common injury and an X-ray is, unfortunately, not going to catch them.
After a car accident, if you wait too long to seek treatment, it may leave you with surgery as the only option for recovery. In many cases, however (when you seek immediate medical attention), chiropractic care is an excellent alternative to surgery.
REDUCES SCAR TISSUE
A chiropractic doctor specifically targets the damaged areas, breaking up the scar tissue faster than just letting it heal on its own. This ensures that the injured person feels better and heals at a much faster rate then if they avoid treatment altogether.
PAIN RELIEF CAN BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT DRUGS
Chiropractic care offers pain relief without the use of drugs or addictive medications. Chiropractic therapy also addresses the injury at the source of the problem, healing the actual injury and not just masking the pain.
Chiropractic adjustments are known to reduce pain in the entire body because of a pain-reducing hormone that is released during the spinal manipulations.
AVOID LONG-TERM PAIN
Seeing a chiropractor immediately after your accident will help you avoid long-term, chronic pain conditions from developing. Your doctor will be able to diagnose and treat your injury before it has the chance to progress into a much larger problem.
RESTORES RANGE OF MOTION
When you receive a chiropractic adjustment, it will mobilize your spine, restoring range of motion and allowing the body to begin the natural healing process at a much faster rate.
IMPROVES YOUR CHANCES AT MAKING A SUCCESSFUL CLAIM
When your accident injury is caused by someone else, it will be up to that person's insurance company to pay for your medical treatment. However, you will need to seek medical attention immediately otherwise you risk the chance of having your claim be denied.