Did you know that one of the most stressful aspects of living in modern life is dealing with the problems that arise after an auto accident? Were you also aware that some auto accident injuries are hidden and are seldom detected for months or even years? As a result several things are likely to occur when an injury is not taken care of promptly and properly, or if the accident victims settle their case with the insurance companies before getting evaluated from a Doctor trained in soft tissue injuries. Once you settle your case, you lose the right to have your insurance company pay for treatment if you need it. It is always an excellent idea to be informed of your rights and then make an informed decision. If you were indeed injured, you should get the care you need to get your back to the way you felt and functioned just before the accident.
During an accident there are a lot of forces that are placed on your body. Regardless of the damage done to your vehicle there can be forces placed on your body creating “whipping-type” movements in the neck and back as well as other parts of your body, causing injuries. Many times the symptoms of pain due to these accident related injuries, whether in the neck, back, arms shoulders, knees or legs, can be delayed. When these pains appear, you may think at first that the pains will go away. You may try to ignore these pains such as headaches, neck and back pains but often times they not only don’t go away, they keep getting worse it is not the responsibility of the insurance company to pay for anything more than that. They are not responsible for pre-existing injuries; only the injuries sustained from the accident. Even if you are just sore, you should get checked out immediately because you may experience pain, numbness, headaches, muscle stiffness, fatigue, and other problems including arthritis many months down the road. Remember, nothing is more important than your health, especially when you start to lose it.
Most people who suffer from an auto accident have one thing on their mind, their automobile. The primary focus of anyone involved in an accident should always be their own personal wellbeing.
Not only are auto accidents an inconvenience and a hassle, a common redundant complaint of auto accident victims is that they don't feel like their normal selves. You may also be experiencing obvious pains and symptoms like muscle stiffness or spasm, neck pain, headaches, numbness and tingling, back pain, difficulty sleeping, irritability, memory loss, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and many other difficulties. Or worse than that, you may be injured and feel nothing at all. Either way, did you know that auto accidents can cause post-traumatic osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis can ruin your posture giving you a slumped or hump back appearance. Osteoarthritis can cause the discs in your spine to degenerate and create scar tissue formation leading to chronic stiffness and the inability to move properly. Most doctors are not trained in the detection of these hidden injuries. If you have been in an auto accident, you need a doctor who is trained in the biomechanics of the human body; someone who treats these injuries every day. In addition-rays can be taken to find out if there has been any structural damage. In our office, we evaluate auto accident victims and make any appropriate referrals to other health care providers if needed. A chiropractor’s primary responsibility is giving you the care if you need it, and submitting the required medical reports to the insurance company so your rights are protected. The treatment includes Chiropractic adjustments, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, hydro collation, mechanical traction active rehabilitation, moist heat, mechanical massage, intersegment traction, ultrasound and massage.
Most initial consultation is at no cost to you. Discovering any and all hidden injuries fast will make for a quick and lasting healing process.