When Should I see a Chiropractor following a Car Accident?
If the accident is major, go to the hospital for X-rays or an MRI. Immediately after that, it's time to see a chiropractor. Chiropractors have the most experience in providing immediate car accident injury relief.
If the accident is minor, many people don't think about seeking care right away. They wait until the injuries become too unbearable to deal with. At that point, the injuries are more severe and take a longer period of time to treat. The best idea is to seek care right away.
Not Getting Treatment
Common accident related injuries include whiplash, muscular strains, lower back pain, neck pain and concussion. Not treating these injuries right away will lead to the build up of scar tissue which can prevent the body from healing in the future. This can have everlasting negative effects on the nervous system, causing pain to linger for a very long time.
What if I have No Pain
Low speed collisions may make you focus more on damage to your car rather than damage to your body. It's important to understand that you are in a heavy vehicle with a lot of momentum. So even in the event of a low impact collision, the car exerts a lot of force on your body because the entire weight of the car's impact is transferred through the seatbelt your are wearing. Even a 10 miles per hour collision can throw your spine out of alignment. Remember, the beginnings of chronic pain are often undetectable. A spinal exam by a chiropractor is essential.
Why Get Treatment from Us
At Delaware Injury Care, we provide chiropractic care. However we provide a variety of other muscular therapies as well that compliment chiropractic care. Our "one stop shop" approach has been very effective in getting car accident victims out of paint quickly for over 14 years. Spending the extra time each visit allows us to treat our patients less times in total. This will save you time and get you out of pain quickly.