One moment everything may seem fine, when suddenly you’re involved in a serious automobile collision. Most people have one thing on their mind after a car accident... their car! However, it’s important to remember that you and your injuries come first. A visit to a chiropractor can be very important and helpful following most auto injuries, as chiropractors are trained to assess and treat damaged soft tissue as well as joints. Although you may decide to see a medical practitioner after a car accident, you can also choose to see your chiropractor as soon as possible with no referral necessary.
ICBC coverage is available for chiropractic care throughout British Columbia.
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me After My Auto Accident?
Chiropractors are able to treat neck, back and other musculoskeletal injuries associated with auto accidents. In many cases, individuals who have been injured in a car accident experience such intense muscle pain and stiffness that they simply cannot function normally. When left untreated, this discomfort can worsen and lead to more serious long term problems.
After an auto accident, some individuals experience indicators of whiplash injuries right away, such as blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, reduced range of motion and arm pain. Whiplash can also result in minor back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems, and disc damage. Other individuals may be injured but feel nothing at all until many days after the injury occurred.
Treating pain or whiplash should never be secondary to bringing your car to the mechanic or working with your insurance company. If you’ve had an auto accident recently, consider making it a priority to visit your chiropractor today!