It is not uncommon to be confused as to what to do or who to see following a car accident. There are a multitude of different types of doctors and therapists that will render treatment to car accident injuries, but there are few who truly understand and appreciate the vast scope and complexity that car accident injury rehabilitation requires. If you seek out a car accident chiropractor, you increase your odds of a successful recovery.
One of the reasons for this is a lot car accident injuries are centered around the neck and back, two main components of the spine. Chiropractors have spent their professional lives studying issues related to these areas. So, if you are going to chiropractor, you are essentially going to a spine specialist. So yes, you should see a chiropractor after a car accident, and preferably as soon as possible.
Why you should see a car accident chiropractor
To understand the answer of whether to see a chiropractor following a car accident, first we need to look at where most people go for examination and treatment after a car accident.
Let’s look at whiplash for example. Whiplash is one of the leading injuries related to a car accident. Treatment for whiplash injuries is divided up between two groups, the physician level healthcare practitioners and chiropractors.
There are few in the healthcare field that take the time like chiropractors to clearly discover and define exactly the root cause of a car accident injury such as whiplash. Many times a car accident injury will be diagnosed as a simple soft tissue injury in the efforts to make it seem insignificant by attorneys and claims adjusters. However, a soft tissue injury isn’t a real diagnosis and doesn’t provide any real information to the victim or attorney handling the accident claim.
So, it is extremely important to see a chiropractor as soon as you can following a car accident. It’s important to determine if you’ve been injured, whether you may think so or not, and if the chiropractor has the expertise and equipment necessary for proper rehabilitation. If it is determined that you have incurred an injury due to a car accident, then it’s also important to seek a chiropractor that is well-versed in dealing with all the obstacles that come with a car accident injury claim.
NW Injury & Rehab Center specializes in car accident injuries of all types. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will help you with the entire process and get you back to living a normal, healthy life.