If you’ve been in an accident, you should see a chiropractor as soon as you are able. Your body’s alarm system is pain. If you’re feeling pain, you have suffered an injury that needs attention. For insurance purposes after a car accident, you want your injuries to be documented so that you can get the necessary treatment.
Even if you were treated and released from the hospital, it is wise to go for a follow-up consultation with the chiropractor. The chiropractor will determine what is the best treatment after determining if you are suffering from soft tissue damage, reduced range of motion issues, damaged joints, herniated disc, or any other injury.
After the consultation and examination, your chiropractor will provide you with a personalized plan of care that addresses your specific injuries. You will likely need chiropractic adjustments that will put your spine back in alignment. The chiropractors will also determine if you need deep tissue massages or other treatment such as trigger point therapy.
If you ignore the pain associated with any type of accident it may result in irreversible damage to your body. You do not want to incur long-term costs, go through surgery, or take the risk of not being able to live a normal life. Don’t wait too long to see your chiropractor. You’ll be glad you did.