After a car accident the primary thing to focus on is the evaluation and treatment of your injuries. Instead most car accident victims stress over secondary things such as dealing with insurance companies and attorneys.
Delaying Injury Treatment Can Be Dangerous
Those with serious injuries obviously need to visit the ER but victims who have less severe injuries or who have sustained hidden injuries, usually tend to put off their evaluation until their pain becomes unbearable. By this time the injury has worsened and there is even a risk of the pain turning chronic. This can adversely affect your personal injury claim too.
To avoid finding yourself in such a situation it is prudent to visit a car accident treatment center near you within the first 72 hours of the accident. This not only saves you from suffering immense pain but also ensures your claim is not rejected or reduced due to delay in treatment.
Your complete focus after being involved in a car crash should be on getting yourself evaluated thoroughly by a car accident chiropractor. Here’s why it makes sense to visit a chiropractic clinic for your car accident injuries.
Chiropractors specialize in treating car accident-related trauma. They design a treatment plan that includes spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and rehab exercises. Chiropractic sessions help improve mobility, strengthen muscles, alleviate pain, and regain everyday normal activities.
Here are 10 types of car accident injuries that chiropractors specialize in treating. Know them so you can seek immediate medical attention after being involved in a crash and benefit from chiropractic care.
Soft tissue injury caused to your neck after a car accident is called whiplash. The sudden jerk of the neck during a collision can damage the soft tissues of the neck and cause injury to the neck muscles and tendons. Massage therapy is known to provide good relief in whiplash injuries along with chiropractic sessions.
- Herniated/bulging disc
During a collision, the spinal column bears the major brunt of the sudden impact. The immense force on the spine during a car accident can cause the intervertebral discs to rupture. The ruptured disc can end up spilling its contents which can in turn force themselves on the many spinal nerves and cause pain and swelling. These bulging discs respond positively to spinal adjustments along with other therapies.
- Back and neck injury
Your back and neck can get injured even by a low-impact collision that is even if your vehicle is being driven at a low speed of 20kmph. Your thoracic and lumbar vertebrae in the back and the cervical vertebrae in the neck can sustain injury even in a low-impact crash. That is why it becomes very important to visit a car accident chiropractor right after a crash, so your hidden injuries do not worsen and cause long-term complications.
- Slipped disc
Just like your intervertebral disc can rupture during impact, a disc can cause injury even without rupturing. Such a disc merely slips out of its original position during a crash and presses upon the nerves surrounding it. This leads to severe pain in the neck or back. To avoid such an injury from worsening, never delay a timely checkup after you’ve been involved in a car accident.
Don’t believe a car accident can cause a headache? You’ll be surprised to know that a neck injury such as a whiplash can lead to headaches that can range from on and off to long-lasting ones. Soft tissue injuries to the neck can strain the nerves which can cause pain to radiate to the head. These headaches may at first just be of the nagging kind, but as time passes and you delay treatment, they can get worse and even turn chronic.
- Hip and leg pain
Injury to your lower back can cause pain to radiate to the hip and down your lower extremities. The leg pain can make walking and sleeping difficult. A collision can also cause direct injury to your hip and legs. To avoid such injuries from worsening it is always a good idea to get yourself checked thoroughly after a car accident.
- Shoulder and arm pain
Similar to injury in the back, trauma to the neck and upper back too can cause pain to radiate down the shoulders and arms. The pain in your shoulders and arms could also be the result of some direct injury during the collision, such as hitting your shoulder against the side window or your arm being hit by some heavy object in your vehicle.
The sciatic nerve can be pressed due to a protruding disc in your lower back. The pain this causes in the sciatic nerve is unbearable and this pain can radiate down to your leg. At first the pain can be managed but as time progresses, the pain can become chronic and unbearable forcing car accident victims to consider surgical intervention.
- Pinched nerve
A slipped disc in your spinal column can press against a nerve near it and cause it to become pinched. This pinched nerve causes pain that can radiate to the extremities and sometimes to your back too.
- Knee injury
During a crash it is possible that you knock your knees against the inside of your vehicle and hurt them in the front or side. Sometimes the patella may get dislocated due to impact or a ligament in your knee could be damaged. So if you’ve been having difficulty putting weight on your knees after a collision do get yourself immediately checked by a chiropractor without delay.
We Provide Injury Treatment Options That Cause Natural Healing
At Accident Injury Treatment Clinic our primary focus is to get you up and running as soon it is possible, but in a natural and holistic manner. We never force treatment options on our patients and instead design customized treatment plans for each of you to suit your requirements.
No medications or painkillers are used to alleviate pain and neither are operative procedures carried out as part of your treatment plan. The goal is to use the inner recuperative capabilities of your own body to heal your injuries in a paced manner. This not only ensures your treatment is holistic but also guarantees long-lasting results.
To know more you can call 305-928-2828 and get in touch with chiropractic experts at our Miami accident treatment center.