Monday, January 20, 2020

Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor After a Car Accident


Were you in a car accident? You feel fine, but are you? You may not know. That is why you should see a chiropractor.  Do you need more reasons?

1 – You May Have an Injury and Not Know It 

Most individuals mistakenly believe that they will be in pain if they have an injury.  This is not always true. Damage to the body, muscles, joints, and spine typically hurts, but there are no guarantees. Some damage is just minor enough that there is no pain. However, a smaller injury or just time can lead to aggravation and then pain. Why not prevent this from happening? You can with chiropractic care.

After a car accident, a chiropractor will meet with you. They will gather your medical history, perform a quick physical exam, and ask questions about your car accident. They will diagnose any problems and decide on a course of treatment. This treatment can include adjustments of the spine to remove vertebral subluxation complexes

2 – It Is Less Invasive

With chiropractic care, surgery is a last resort. Even then, you are referred to a specialty surgeon. No surgical tools or invasive medical procedures are needed for treatment.  Chiropractors rely on their skill, which is performed by their hands. As previously stated, an adjustment may be necessary to properly realign a joint. This is done with the precision force of the hands. There is no cutting of the skin or drawing of blood. After a car accident, many accident victims fear seeking medical treatment. They worry about surgery or being loaded up on prescription medications that have many side effects. Although you may fear the hospital or your primary care physician, you have no reason to fear a chiropractor. Although you are seeking medical care, a trip to the chiropractor may actually feel more like a trip to the spa than a doctor’s visit.

3 – No Medications

As previously stated, chiropractic care is 100% natural. Pain medication provides relief, but that relief is short-lived and it only masks the problem. Chiropractors want to eliminate your pain, but they do so by going directly to the source of the problem.  

4 – It Is Safe

Although chiropractic care is 100% natural, there is some concern about the force used in adjustments. You do not need to worry.  Chiropractors are medical professionals.  They are educated and trained as such. Not anyone can be a chiropractor. It requires training, education, the passing of many tests, and a license. If your chiropractor is  qualified accordingly you can rest assured knowing you are safe in their hands. 

Not only is chiropractor a safe form of healthcare, but it is ideal for individuals of all ages.  In fact, some parents bring their newborns in for examination following birth! Yes, they really do and it is perfectly safe. If your child is in the car with you during an accident, their primary care physician may prescribe pain medication. It is very dangerous, especially for small children.  The 100% natural approach of chiropractic care is safe for individuals of all ages and even pregnant women.

Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor After a Car Accident
Written by
Cobus Bosman
January 20, 2020