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Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident

Published: December 28, 2022

Car accidents can be a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. While the emotional trauma of an accident can take time to heal, physical injuries sustained in a car accident should be addressed as soon as possible. The first thing you should do after a car accident is get examined by a doctor. After which the doctor may recommend continued care with a chiropractor. The most common types of car accident injuries that chiropractors treat are whiplash, neck pain, back pain, headaches, slipped discs, and shoulder pain. Recovering from a car accident can be a long and difficult process, but chiropractic care can help you recover more quickly and completely.

How Chiropractic Care Helps with Recovery from Car Accident Injuries

Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries, which are common after a car accident. Chiropractic treatments can reduce pain and inflammation, speed up the healing process, and help prevent future issues with chronic pain causes by improper healing. Chiropractors uses a mix of spinal manipulation, massage and soft tissue adjustments to target specific areas to help relieve pain and promote healing after a car accident injury. 

Diagnose Hidden Injuries

It is possible for some injuries to remain undetected after a car accident. Whiplash and other similar conditions can occur within hours or take several days to show. To avoid long-term pain, it is best to take care of any injuries you may have as soon as possible. Therefore, it can be advantageous to visit a chiropractor immediately.

Faster Recovery

Going to a chiropractor can lower the time it takes to heal from injuries by:

  • Improving circulation and reducing inflammation and scar tissue to promote healing in the body.
  • Ensuring that your spine and joints are properly aligned during the healing process.
  • Alleviating painful conditions such as pinched nerves or pulled muscles that impede healing.

Avoid Future Chronic Pain by Healing Correctly

Through techniques like spinal manipulation and massage therapy, chiropractors can provide relief from  pain and make sure your body is healed correctly to prevent chronic pain in the future.

Regaining Mobility Post Injury

Chiropractic treatments and physical therapy will help you regain lost mobility as you heal, and after you heal from an auto accident injury. 

Chiropractors Will Help with Your Car Accident Injury Insurance Claims

When your car accident injury is caused by the other driver, their insurance company should compensate you for medical treatments. But in order to file this claim, you must seek medical attention to document your injuries. If you don't, the claim can be denied. Getting help from a chiropractor increases the likelihood of getting suitable compensation for your injuries. Accident Care Chiropractors will help you with the legal documentation needed to document your injuries for insurance & personal injury claims.

Why You Should See a Chiropractor Care After a Car Accident

Chiropractic care can be an invaluable tool in helping you recover from car accident injuries. It can help reduce pain and inflammation, speed up the healing process, and prevent future chronic pain issues. Additionally, chiropractic treatments can help you regain mobility as you heal from your injury. If you have been in a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention not only for the sake of your recovery, but also to document your injuries for insurance claims so that your chiropractic treatments are covered at no cost to you. 

Ted Pagel Chiropractor St. Paul
About The AuthorDr. Ted Pagel D.C.
Dr. Ted received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Science University along with his Bachelor degree in Human Biology in 2018. Dr. Pagel specializes in neuromusculoskeletal injuries caused by automobile accidents.
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