After a car accident, physical and emotional trauma can overwhelm you. Unfortunately, the effects can persist after the pain subsides. Chiropractic care should be sought immediately after an accident to prevent long-term effects like chronic pain and nerve damage. This blog post explains why seeing a chiropractor is essential to recovering from a car accident and avoiding long-term issues.
When you’re seeking out a chiropractor, you may need the guidance of an attorney. Our attorneys can guide you through the process of seeking out a chiropractor or other healthcare professionals and get the compensation you’re due through a civil lawsuit.
What Is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractors diagnose, treat, and prevent musculoskeletal disorders. It fixes mechanical issues by manipulating the spine. Chiropractic care reduces pain, joint stiffness, and nerve irritation, according to proponents. Some doubt chiropractic’s efficacy.
Whether you use traditional medicine or chiropractic adjustments, the goal is to stay healthy and pain-free.
Chiropractors treat chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, whiplash, and back and joint pain. They can also correct posture and reduce chronic pain with non-surgical treatments like spinal manipulation and mobility-improving rehabilitation exercises. After a car accident, chiropractic care improves the range of motion, inflammation, soreness, sleep, posture, and quality of life.
Car accident injuries can be difficult to treat, but a good chiropractor can improve your health.
What to Expect from a Visit to the Chiropractor
You may worry about visiting the chiropractor for car accident injuries. No worries. Your chiropractor will assess car accident-related symptoms and injuries. Physical exams may assess posture and range of motion. They may order X-rays or MRIs to diagnose. After assessing you, your chiropractor will design a treatment plan.
Your chiropractor will use physical manipulations, corrective exercises, and lifestyle advice to speed healing and prevent further injury. Depending on your injuries, you may need multiple visits to feel better, but following your chiropractic care plan will get you closer to a full range of motion and reduced pain with each visit.
Initial Exam and Consultation
After a car accident, your first chiropractic visit is a thorough exam and consultation. A chiropractor will examine your musculoskeletal system for spasms, joint movements, spinal lesions, scar tissue, nerve irritation, and other injuries. Depending on their experience, some chiropractors may use X-rays or MRI scans to diagnose your pain.
Treatment requires the following assessment and consultation. It helps the chiropractor evaluate your injury and medical history. It also helps the chiropractor identify accident causes. Manual manipulation, physical therapy, and acupuncture can help you recover, but the practitioner decides.
Talk to the chiropractor about your expectations and how long it will take to heal. Car accident recovery can take weeks or months, depending on severity. Thus, it’s crucial to follow the chiropractor’s advice on lifestyle changes like diet and exercise to support treatment.
Injured in a Car Accident? Our Lawyers Can Help
When you’re hurt in a car accident, taking the right steps to recover physically and financially can be complex. Seeking out a chiropractor is just one step of your journey to recovery, a step the lawyers at Lopez & Humphries, PA can help you make.
If you’re ready to speak with a lawyer, they can guide you toward trusted healthcare providers and help take the pressure off you when it’s time to file a lawsuit. To learn more during a free consultation, reach out by calling 863-709-8500 or by completing the online contact form below.