Auto Injury Information

Injuries suffered in car accidents are the type of injury that a chiropractor can be the most helpful with. No matter how major or minor the accident, it is always a good idea to obtain chiropractic treatment during your recovery.

Common car accident injuries can include whiplash and other neck injuries, back injuries that can range from herniated disks, pinched nerves, sprains, strains, or other soft tissue injuries. You back might be out off alignment. There may be other injuries present as well.

Chiropractic treatment will realign your spine, take the pressure off of the soft tissue injured areas, and gently relieve your pain. Treatment can include the adjustments themselves, moist heat, massage, or even gentle traction. In the case of a car accident, chiropractic treatment can make all the difference.

The lasting symptoms of whiplash can include:

  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Recurring headaches at the base of the skull
  • Stiff muscles
  • Soreness that occurs in the neck or shoulders
  • Difficulty concentrating on normal tasks
  • Difficulty moving normally and freely
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Reduced movement to neck and back

Treatment Expectations

When you pursue chiropractic treatment when recovering from a car accident, you can expect to be able to move a little easier and to not be nearly as sore as you would be without it.

The sooner you see a chiropractor following your accident, the sooner they can begin to get you on the road to recovery. A spinal adjustment will help swelling from your injuries begin to subside. While it will not be immediate, you will notice the difference in your ability to move and function. Your pain will not be as severe. When you pursue chiropractic treatment following a car accident, you can expect to feel better.

Why Should I Get Examined at Scott Chiropractic

There are many reasons why you should get examined following a motor vehicle accident. Here are some of the most important:

  1. You may be injured and not know it.
  2. Realignment of discs that may have been jarred out of place during the accident gives you ease of movement and can get you on the road to recovery more quickly.
  3. The full extent of any injuries, such as whiplash, may not show any symptoms for hours, days or even weeks.
  4. Medical professionals all agree that the first 72 hours after a collision are the most critical for assessment and a time when starting treatment can be the most effective.
  5. The majority of injuries from auto collisions occur at low to medium speeds…10-25 mph.
  6. Your vehicle might not show extensive damage, but that doesn’t mean that bodily injuries did not occur.
  7. Soft -tissue injuries can be permanent if not initially treated or treated properly. This scar tissue formation, if left untreated, make people less flexible and prone to re- injury in the future.
  8. Getting prompt evaluations and treatment preserves your legal rights. Waiting for long periods after a collision may result in getting benefits limited or even denied.
  9. All Colorado drivers, unless you specifically opted out of medical payment through your agent, have $5,000.00 to use towards treatment for any injuries associated with the collision REGARDLESS of fault.
  10. Most injuries respond well to proper treatments and do not take a long time for proper healing.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is never too late to start chiropractic treatment following a car accident. It is also quite common to experience pain days, weeks, or even months after the accident that you did not experience at first. A chiropractor can help reduce your pain while you heal.

You should start treatment as soon as possible following your accident. While you will feel stiff and sore following your accident, chiropractic treatment can reduce both the stiffness and the pain.

Length of treatment varies from patient to patient. It all depends on the extent of your injuries. Some patients feel better within a few weeks while others will need treatment for much longer.