If you have been involved in an auto accident, it is important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. The symptoms of car accident injuries often do not begin to surface for days, sometimes weeks or months, after the collision. But you should not wait until you start feeling the physical side effects of these ailments to make an appointment with your local Clearwater chiropractor. Most insurance companies only cover the cost of medical bills if the medical treatment was sought within two weeks of the accident. Plus, the longer you wait to see a doctor, the worse the damage it may be.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Chiropractic care is one of the most commonly sought treatments for these types of injuries because most occur in the neuro-musculoskeletal system, which is the area chiropractors specialize in. Unlike other types of medical treatments, chiropractic care uses natural, holistic methods to heal the source of your condition, instead of just treating the symptoms by masking the pain. At Coastal Chiropractic Rehab and Wellness, we use gentle massages, manipulations, and adjustments to treat auto accident injuries to restore you back to normal health and mobility.
Two of the most common types of car accident injuries in Clearwater include:
- Whiplash: This is the most common issue people experience after they get into an accident. It is a soft tissue injury and, contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be in a serious collision for whiplash to occur. Cars are quite heavy machinery, and even simple fender benders can knock your spine out of alignment. The treatment of whiplash will depend on how severe it is and which parts have been affected; so if you are experiencing any stiffness, soreness, or pain in your neck or back, you should see a chiropractor ASAP.
- Concussions: These are a type of traumatic brain injury and can range anywhere from mild to severe (which can result in bleeding in the brain). It happens when your brain strikes the inside of your skull, and if you have been impacted hard enough to get a concussion, there is also a likely chance you have also sustained a whiplash injury. Post-traumatic seizures are also a concern for car accident injury patients who experience concussions.
Your body may not begin to show any signs of injury until after the adrenaline and endorphins have worn off. Even then, it may take a few days to notice. If you have been in an auto accident, however minor, it is strongly recommended that you visit our Clearwater chiropractic clinic as soon as possible. If you don’t want to wait to make an appointment, which you can conveniently do online, we also have a walk in clinic. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of car accident injuries, please call our office today:
- Neck pain / stiffness
- Dizziness or fatigue
- Ringing in the ears
- Speech changes
- Difficulty swallowing
- Memory problems
Treating Car Accident Injuries with Chiropractic Care
When you visit us at Coastal Chiropractic as a car accident injury patient, we will begin by taking all of the necessary x-rays, screenings, and examinations to make sure we properly identify and diagnose the problem. From there we will be able to develop the best form of treatment for your specific condition. We won’t just take the problem area into account; we also take an in-depth look at any existing or potential damage for nerves, joints, muscles, and tissues throughout your entire body.
The neuro-musculoskeletal system plays a prominent role in your nervous system, and one minor ailment can affect proper functioning for your entire body. That is why we look at the big picture and exhaust all ways to treat the problem holistically and naturally—without medications or surgery.
If you suspect you have sustained any car accident injuries, regardless of how minor, in the Clearwater or Seminole area, give us a call today at 727-581-2774.