While we recommend seeing a chiropractor after a car accident, the most important way to…
Car accidents are commonly painful experiences. Even minor fender benders can result in whiplash or other injuries, sometimes creating long-term complications. However, sometimes there are also car accidents that people walk away from feeling completely healthy. Just because you feel physically fine, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are in the clear. It’s a good idea to still visit a doctor and get a professional examination following any trauma to your body, no matter how small. We’ve gathered a few reasons to help you understand why you should see a chiropractor after an accident, even if you’re not in pain.
During an exciting or traumatic event, your body enters fight or flight mode. Your body tenses up, and your brain produces adrenaline aimed to help you ward off the new stimulus. While this can be a powerful and even pleasant experience for many people, an adrenaline rush can also reduce or block the feelings of pain you might normally feel.
Because of this phenomenon, it’s not uncommon for even seriously injured people to feel perfectly normal after an accident. While you may be glad to skip out on feeling pain, this is a temporary state that will soon wear off. It’s still a good idea to get treatment even if you feel great, to rule out any serious injuries that could lead to complications and pain down the road.
Sometimes, injuries are not painful. Similar to the adrenaline rush, you could be walking around with internal damage that you are unaware of. While it may not be causing you pain, it’s still an injury and as such it could snowball into a more serious condition. Seeking medical attention and getting a check up just in case is never a bad idea after a car accident so that you can prevent any future, more serious injury developments. Chiropractors will adjust your skeletal structures and release tension throughout the body, helping prevent pain down the line.
Support insurance claim
In order to receive fair compensation for your accident, it’s important that you see a chiropractor or other healthcare provider as soon as possible, generally within the first 72 hours. Insurance companies need to see that your visit was a result of the accident and not just a scheduled appointment that you are attempting to write off. At Accident Treatment Centers, we provide each patient with a case manager who can work with personal injury attorneys, chiropractors, insurance companies, physical therapists, imaging centers and specialists to ensure that you are fairly compensated. Tracking your injuries from the accident as soon as possible can help you move forward efficiently.
Stop in for a visit
Pain is not the only indicator of an injury. It can be relative, and can be an inaccurate representation of what’s going on inside your body. Healthcare professionals such as chiropractors look below the surface and evaluate what’s actually going on in order to keep you healthy in the long run. Accident Treatment Center’s phsycians are experienced and specialize in treating car accident victims, and can help ensure that you stay healthy.
Contact us here to start your treatment and recovery journey with a personal case worker and our team of doctors and attorneys.