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4 Reasons to See a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident

Auto accident neck painHave you ever been in an auto accident? If it was serious, you probably got medical attention right away. But what about those minor fender-benders? If you feel fine after getting rear-ended, should you still get checked out by a doctor?

The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, you should always be examined by a chiropractor after a car crash, no matter how minor it may seem. Check out the top reasons below to learn more about how chiropractic can help your body heal and recover naturally after an injury.

  1. The force of the accident travels through you. That’s right, even in an accident that happens at 5MPH, that’s 5MPH of a 2,000lb vehicle rushing through your joints, ligaments, and spinal bones. At that rate of speed, it’s common for whiplash to occur. A chiropractor can help examine your spine and look for areas that may have experienced stress or trauma that hasn’t manifested in pain yet.
  2. When you’re not evaluated early after an accident, chronic problems can begin to form. In the practice, we often see patients who come to us having low back or neck pain for years. Once we get to chatting with them, we often find out that it started shortly after a car accident years ago. That means that for years, their body was experiencing dysfunction, causing a ripple effect throughout and making proper function extremely difficult.
  3. When you visit a chiropractor shortly after an accident, your chances of a quicker recovery are higher. When we’re able to realign the spine before the injury has had time to fester and affect other parts of the body, you’ll often feel better quicker, and can move on with your life without pain.
  4. Being evaluated by a chiropractor shortly after an accident means your insurance may be more likely to cover care instead of waiting for months or years. That’s because if you wait, your insurance company may see the “gap in care” as an indication that your pain is unrelated to the accident, even though it could very much be the cause of your pain.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, we’d love to welcome you into our practice. Whether it’s been days or years since your pain started, the best time to begin care is always now.

Learn more about our focused, gentle techniques and how chiropractic could help you by contacting our office today to book a visit. We can’t wait to welcome you into our care.

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