Chiropractic Treatment for Car Accident Injuries

Chiropractic treatment for car accident injuries

Chiropractic Raleigh NC Steps to Take After A Car Accident

Car accident injuries can be a major problem, and they are on the increase rather than decrease. Unfortunately, many people have been involved in a car accident. Sometimes the accidents are serious, either fatal or life-threatening to drivers or passengers involved. But sometimes they are minor, and the people involved can walk away unscathed or so it seems at first.

Initially, drivers and passengers involved in these accidents may feel a little stiff, but appear to be uninjured. But, it is not uncommon for a car accident injury to remain hidden for months or even years. When people start to feel pain, the pain might be in the back or neck, which can be accompanied by headaches, muscle spasm, headaches, trouble sleeping, ringing in the ears, and overall tension. A disturbing fact is that these cases are now on the increase yearly. Meaning that apart from the lives lost, there are still millions of people who have to endure the struggle of dealing with injuries.

According to road crash statistics, looking at car accident deaths and crashes nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year in the United States, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.

What Are Some Common Injuries Rising From A Car Accident?

A car accident injury can cause damage everywhere, but certain kinds of injuries occur more often. If an injury occurs on the face or head, it may be scratches, bruises, lacerations, damage to dentures, or airbag burns to the face and arms. Strains, sprains, and fracture injuries are can occur in the neck, shoulders, arms, and back. With back injuries where the sensitive spine is located, cervical, thoracic and lumbar injuries, fractures and sprains are common. With the injury to the legs, knees, and feet, victims often suffer ligament injuries, contusions to the knees and feet, as well as fractures, dislocations, and sprains.

When Should You Seek Medical Attention With A Chiropractor For Car Accident Injuries?

A car accident can be considered an emergency and the victims can be rushed to the hospital to save their life. Here, chiropractic medical care after a car accident injury is administered by a car accident doctor who may prescribe X-rays, MRI studies, physiotherapies, chiropractic spinal adjustments. Alternatively, the victim may receive emergency treatment and undergo tests to assess his injuries. It may be discovered that they suffered damage to the musculoskeletal system. This is where a Chiropractor after a car accident injury comes in.

What Are Chiropractic Treatments Of Car Accident Injuries?

A Chiropractor specializes in the treatment of muscle and joint dysfunctions and injuries with an emphasis on the spine. Chiropractors make gentle corrections called spinal adjustments to the spine and usually recommend physiotherapy, therapeutic massage, and physical therapy exercises to address injuries muscles, ligaments, discs, and soft tissues that were injured.

Another advantage of using chiropractic treatment after a car accident injury is that Chiropractors may be able to detect injuries that are not noticed after an accident. When a person is faced with a situation such as an accident, reflexes put the body in a defense mode.

One of the ways the body tries to protect itself is through the production of hormones called endorphins which are natural painkillers. Once these hormones are launched, an injured person may not feel pain initially the first 24-72 hours and may not recognize that they had suffered an injury. Therefore an examination by a chiropractor or a car accident doctor with years of experience is recommended as a precaution.

Can Injuries After A Car Accident Cause Permanent Problems?

Some victims of car accidents also complain of persistent pain, even after an extended period of continuous use of prescribed drugs or physical therapy sessions. According to a recent study published in 2011,

"People appear to be more likely to develop chronic pain after suffering injuries in a traffic crash than after other physically traumatic events, a new study suggests. In the study, Gareth Jones, of the University of Aberdeen School of Medicine and Dentistry in Scotland, and colleagues looked at 2,069 people who provided information about musculoskeletal pain and associated distress at three times over four years. The participants were also asked if they had recently experienced any of six physically traumatic events: traffic crash, workplace injury, surgery, fracture, hospitalization, or childbirth. Of the 241 study participants who reported new onset of chronic widespread pain, about one-third were more likely than other participants to report at least one physically traumatic event during the study period. After the researchers adjusted for a number of factors, they found that people who reported being in a traffic crash had an 84 percent increased risk of developing new-onset chronic widespread pain."

Many will obtain a car accident attorney to help navigate the complex legal and insurance issues. A lawyer specializing in car accidents may be able to help the injured party with their car accident claim and need for future care if the injuries cause permanent impairment.

Recovering from a car accident injuries can be a long and painful process. Seeking a Chiropractor who specializes in treating injuries immediately after a car accident may help decrease individuals odds of developing chronic pain from the accident. Do not wait, do it before your case is closed with insurance companies because they often cover the cost of chiropractic treatment.

We are your injury chiropractic care with a team of practitioners not only provide immediate diagnosis and help for your problem, but we also offer physiotherapies such as ultrasound therapy, cryotherapy, electrical muscle stimulation, traction therapy, spinal decompression, and progressive therapeutic exercises to restore and promote your injury recovery.

We accept auto insurance & third party billing or attorney representation: there is typically no upfront cost for care

  • We will file your insurance claims for you to the car insurance at fault per your request.
  • We will submit your office charges and records to the car insurance for you and our friendly staff will contact any adjusters assigned to your claim.
  • If you were the at-fault driver we will verify any med pay benefits you may have to use on your own auto insurance policy to pay for your treatment.
  • If you are represented by an attorney handling your case we will submit your records when your treatment has finished at no cost to you.

We Take The Stress Out Of Car Accident Injuries!

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Dr. Jeffrey Gerdes, D.C.

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