Should I See A Chiropractor After A Car Accident?
Car accidents are often highly stressful and traumatic experiences for all parties involved. While no one ever wants to be in an accident, it is important to know the immediate steps you should take after being involved in one.
One of the first things you should do after being involved in a car accident is to schedule a visit with a chiropractor for an evaluation (even if you aren’t in pain). Chiropractors specialize in treating neck and back conditions, two of the most common areas of the body injured during the course of an accident.
After an auto accident, adrenaline is flowing and you’re most likely concerned with exchanging insurance information with the other party (as well as dealing with police, EMS, etc.) rather than thinking about your physical well-being.
While that frame of mind is totally understandable, it’s vital that you evaluate your physical pain as soon as you are able. It’s also important to remember that issues such as muscle pain and stiffness may not make themselves known until the day after your accident, so time is of the essence when dealing with these issues.
Some common injuries we encounter after car accidents include:
- Neck and back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Disc damage.
While some of these conditions are obvious red-flags that something is wrong, some just consider muscle stiffness or soreness the day after an accident as normal. It’s not– if you’re in any type of musculoskeletal pain after an accident, schedule an appointment with a chiropractor right away. Addressing this type of pain as soon as possible after an accident gives you a much greater chance at a quick recovery.
If you were injured in a car accident as a result of some else’s negligence, scheduling a chiropractic appointment soon after the incident will improve your changes of receiving the compensation you deserve from the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Palmetto Wellness & Injury Center is highly experienced in helping patients after car accidents and can help you not only feel better, but can also provide the necessary documentation to ensure that your medical bills are covered.
If you’ve recently been involved in a car accident, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with your closest Palmetto Wellness & Injury Center location.