Chiropractic Care For Auto Injuries
Being checked by a chiropractor after a car accident is not just a good idea, it might be vital to your good health. Car accidents are one of the major ways your spine can get out of alignment, which can cause pain along with more serious health problems down the road if untreated. That is why car accidents should always be taken seriously no matter how minor they may at first appear. Common problems include headaches, neck pain, numbness & tingling in the arms and legs, back pain, sciatica and whiplash as well as much more.
Neck and back injury occur when the force of a collision jolts the musculoskeletal system adversely impacting its alignment. Joint injuries in auto accidents may cause post traumatic arthritis, which is an acceleration of the arthritic process. This develops at an earlier age than in people who have not had traumas relating to automobile accidents.
While major car accidents can certainly lead to serious damage, even seemingly harmless ones can cause significant injury. Oftentimes, injuries incurred during an automobile accident cannot be seen externally, such as soft tissue injuries which are injuries to muscles, ligaments and discs. This can lead to reoccurring headaches, dizziness, neck pain, jaw and facial pain, shoulder pain, fatigue, stiffness, chronic muscle tension and spasms, lower back pain, spinal degeneration, arm/leg pain, poor posture and a greater chance of repeat injury.
Chiropractic care can effectively treat auto injuries. Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine while relieving pressure on the muscles and nerves. In conjunction with exercises and rehabilitation, the adjustments can reduce pain and return proper function to the body.
Prompt evaluation and care can interrupt the progression of pain, so it is crucial to contact a chiropractic physician as soon as possible. Here at our office, one of our doctors will conduct a thorough assessment and work with you to strategize the most appropriate course of treatment.
If you are NOT at fault with the accident, your testing and care is at no cost to you. We bill the liable insurance company to pay for the damages. A lawyer is typically recommended, but not required.
If you ARE at fault with the accident, you can still receive care at no cost if you have “Medpay” on your auto insurance policy. Medpay is a type of auto insurance that covers medical care for injuries sustained in an automobile accident regardless of who is at fault. Using it does not raise your premium or negatively affect you in any way.
Our staff at Raleigh Specific Chiropractic is experienced and trained for over 20 years in caring for auto injuries with the goal of improving your quality of life and health. Call (919)846-7004 today to schedule your visit. We look forward to caring for you!