Auto Accident Injury Treatment
A car isn't the only thing that suffers damage after an accident. Your body also suffers trauma which is difficult to diagnose immediately. Most people experience slight pain or soreness due to how the body is jolted around upon impact. While they may seem like mere annoyances, such pains can become serious problems if not treated. Our chiropractor at Natural Health & Wellness Center has years of experience helping Carbondale residents recover from car accident injuries.
When to See a Chiropractor
The best time to visit our professional depends on the severity of your injuries. You’re likely to be transferred to a hospital if you’ve serious injuries. However, many people hardly exhibit any problems until hours or days after the crash when they develop sore muscles, body aches, and headaches. If you’re experiencing discomfort that doesn't fade after a few days, schedule an appointment with our chiropractor. Benefits of chiropractic care include:
Diagnose Undetected Injuries
The shock that comes after a car accident can mask injury symptoms for hours, days, or months. Unless you seek medical assistance from a professional, it’s difficult to know if the pain will heal independently, or it’s a symptom of a more severe condition.
Treat Whiplash Injuries
Whiplash is among the most common auto accident injuries. Pain from whiplash injuries presents itself as lower back or neck pain and headaches. Whiplash occurs when the body experiences a violent movement in one direction and again in the opposite direction forcing the body to come to a jerking stop. This does particularly serious damage to the joints and soft tissues in the neck and upper back. Our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system to determine whether or not you have whiplash and provide treatment accordingly.
Chiropractic care involves natural remedies that help the body heal without taking drugs. Our professionals adjust and realign your spine and other body parts impacted by accident to relieve pain. Chiropractic care also discourages over-reliance from over-the-counter options, which can lead to unpleasant side effects. Remedies like physiotherapy, massage therapy, electrical muscle stimulation, or ultrasound therapy will reduce your pain and improve your range of motion without medication.
Negotiate Better Compensation
Going for chiropractic care is advisable if seeking financial compensation through a personal injury claim. Our professional provides a proper diagnosis of the accident's impact and provides proof of medical expenses incurred. All such evidence is essential when negotiating financial compensation from an insurance company.