The auto accident that caused the whiplash in the first place may fade in your memory, but the physical and psychological damage of the car accident becomes chronic, eroding in one’s quality of life. Chiropractic techniques and chiropractors’ skills are particularly well-suited to relieving neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, mid back pain, numbness/tingling, low back pain, fatigue and other debilitating effects of whiplash.
Research shows effective Chiropractic treatments have proven successful for thousands of auto accident patients. A Chiropractor can, in many cases, significantly reduce patients’ distress and allow them to return to their normal daily activities.
Severe injuries can, and often do, result from relatively low-impact force. The fact is that many people do not notice symptoms of neck, back, arm or leg injuries even severe injuries–for days or even weeks after an auto accident.
Should I go to a chiropractor after a car accident?
Yes, it’s a good idea to see a chiropractor after a car accident. Even if you’re not experiencing any pain immediately after an auto accident, it’s common for injuries to take days or even weeks to start causing any discomfort. The earlier you seek treatment, the better your chances are of making a full recovery. In addition, if you were involved in a car accident where someone else was at fault, insurance may not cover your medical expenses if you wait too long after the accident to seek treatment.
How long should I see a chiropractor after a car accident?
This depends on the severity of your injury. Some patients may find permanent relief from their injury after a few weeks’ worth of treatments, while others may need ongoing chiropractic care if an injury is significant.
Who pays for a chiropractor after a car accident?
If another driver was responsible for your car accident, their insurance may provide reimbursement for your chiropractic care. If you were at fault, you will need to use your own insurance or pay for your treatments out-of-pocket.
Why see a chiropractor after an auto accident?
Chiropractors are experts in treating injuries to the spine, which are one of the most common injuries suffered in auto accidents. While other doctors may treat the symptoms of your injury, a chiropractor addresses the root cause of your discomfort to provide lasting relief without the need for prescription drugs or surgery.
Does insurance pay for chiropractic?
Yes, chiropractic treatment is covered by most health insurance companies. We can help you understand your benefits if you’re not sure.
Can a chiropractor treat whiplash?
Yes, chiropractors are experienced in treating whiplash injuries after car accidents. Muscle stimulation and relaxation, along with gentle stretches and strengthening exercises, can help provide relief from your injury.
Is it normal for your back to hurt after a car accident?
Back pain is normal after a car accident and it’s often a symptom of a whiplash injury, particularly if it’s in the lower back. When back pain is accompanied by numbness or tingling, it’s a sign that you have a pinched nerve. Back pain can also indicate that you have a soft tissue injury, sprain, or herniated disc.
How long will my neck hurt from whiplash after a car accident?
Whiplash symptoms usually resolve several weeks after a car accident, but this depends on the severity of your injury and whether you seek treatment. Without prompt treatment, whiplash has the potential to cause chronic pain.