Common Car Accident Injuries Treatable with Chiropractic Care
Whiplash is one of the most common types of car accident injuries. The neck rocks back and forth vigorously when the accident causes your body to thrust forward during the collision. This can cause the neck muscles to become extremely sore and may lead to a limited range of motion.
Other trauma that can result from an auto accident may include: shoulder, chest, arm, knee and abdomen injuries that can have lasting effects on the body. Chiropractic care can help resolve these conditions. If left untreated, they will become worse or cause more damage resulting in future pain, additional medical costs and surgery.
How an Auto Accident Chiropractor Can Help
Many doctors now recommend chiropractic care over prescription pain medicine due to the latest research on the negative impacts of opioid use and that chiropractic adjustments have been shown has highly effective, economical and have the highest patient satisfaction rate of conservative treatment options. Unlike pain medicine, which only masks the issue, chiropractic care is proficient in resolving the underlying problem.
Typically when a patient visits their medical doctor or the emergency room after an auto accident, the physician usually doesn’t evaluate for orthopedic, neurologic, range of motion or palpation. Instead, the doctor recommends an x-ray to check for a fracture. While it’s important to identify fractures, other injuries don’t receive the right diagnosis. In the worst cases, the doctor prescribes pain medicines or muscle relaxers and sends the patient on their way without any follow up.
However, the inflammatory process starts to peak at 72 hours which means that three days after the accident the patient feels much worse than at their initial emergency room visit. If the patient doesn’t seek additional treatment or failed to go to the doctor at all after the accident, their condition may worsen and require more extensive treatment in the long run.
A two week “gap in care” allows the responsible insurance company to deny coverage of medical expenses from the accident. This leaves the patient in pain with their injuries unresolved and the insurance company refusing to pay. You deserve better!
Thankfully, we can help! After an auto accident we not only perform extensive testing but provide a full evaluation with detailed diagnosis of injuries – with no upfront costs. We have the skill and knowledge to identify and treat auto accident injuries.
When you work with a chiropractor as part of your post-accident health care, you receive the care that addresses your injuries the right way. You don’t have to choose between a medical doctor and a chiropractor. With the right coordination and diagnosis, you get the full spectrum of care you need to heal properly.
Seek Chiropractic Care After an Accident
Not all auto accidents are the same. Some are an incredibly devastating event that leaves you in shock. Others are much less traumatic but cause health issues months down the road. Even mild trauma from a collision results in damage to the ligaments of the spine and the supporting muscles, tendons and fascia. This results in altered spinal mechanics, abnormal loading and dysfunction resulting in pain. Without treatment, this dysfunction often progresses resulting in physical and neurological impairment.
Chiropractic corrects the altered spinal biomechanics, heals the ligaments and restores proper function of the supporting muscles, tendons and fascia.
At Broomfield Spine + Injury, we help patients overcome the trauma of the crash with chiropractic care at any level of seriousness. Dr. Manteris as the advanced training & qualifications to assess injuries, direct case management and coordinate care across an extensive network of healthcare professionals.