Being in a car accident is a shocking experience. You’re toodling along, minding your own business, when BAM. You’re hit.
Out of a clear blue sky, you’ve suffered an impact which can have serious implications. Those can be physical and may even lead to a period of depression or hypervigilance. It’s not uncommon for car accident victims to suffer from the symptoms of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
A car accident represents a trauma. And while you may not notice any immediate changes in the way you feel, you may have whiplash, or other physical anomalies which should receive medical attention. The same goes for your frame of mind, following an accident. You may not sense anything wrong right away. But symptoms can emerge, as time goes by.
Get Emergency Care
The car accident you’re involved in may be serious, prompting first responders to attend at the scene. But even if you’re in a fender bender, you should be seen by a medical professional. Presenting yourself at Emergency is always a good idea.
Not seeking medical attention can cost you. Should symptoms emerge later, your failure to ascertain your physical condition may raise eyebrows with insurers and that’s not good news for a subsequent claim.
If you wait for longer than 3 days following a car accident, your claim may be reduced. The implication is that your injuries weren’t serious enough for you to go to a doctor.
Seek Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors are trained to pinpoint problems in the musculoskeletal system that may escape the attention of an emergency room physician. Because of the tactile nature of chiropractic care, we can detect underlying anomalies which can lead to more serious problems later.
Coming to see someone like me immediately following a car accident is proactive. It will help you avoid bigger problems which can arise down the road, if anomalies aren’t picked up and allowed to get worse.
The impact of an accident may have occasioned a whiplash injury. These can sometimes take weeks to show up as pain. A chiropractor’s job is to find out what’s going on with your bones, cartilage, tendons and nerves and to let you know if there’s an issue in play you need to know about.
When you seek out the support of a chiropractor, the odds are better that any nascent problems will be detected. This helps you avoid long term pain. When it’s found early, any stiffness or soreness which may result can be dealt with before it grows into a much bigger problem.
Back & Body Medical
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, help is at hand with the team of clinical professionals at Back & Body Medical.
Our award-winning Manhattan facility is renowned for its multi-disciplinarian pain relief model, deploying modalities under the rubrics of chiropractic, physical therapy, sports medicine and acupuncture.
Your car accident doesn’t need to be the source of long term suffering. At Back & Body, we’re a team with your total wellbeing in mind. Contact us.