Here Are the Top Five Reasons to See a Chiropractor Right Away

Car accidents happen all the time. They are not selective, and certainly never planned. If you have had the unfortunate luck to have been involved in a car accident, you already know the headaches that can come from insurance claims and deductibles. But what if your headache is from something else? Here are the top five reasons to see a chiropractor after you’ve been in a car accident.

  1. You may not know you have suffered an injury.  You might think you would feel immediate pain if you have an injury resulting from a car accident, but that is not always the case. Think about it this way: Have you ever worked out at the gym and felt fine when you left, but hours later, even the next day, you were terribly sore? Your body may not present immediate symptoms, but muscle and joint injuries can lay dormant, which is why you should meet with our medical team to give you a thorough medical exam.At AZ Chiropractic, we will discuss not only the accident, but your medical history as well. We will take the time to diagnose potential problems and discuss a recommended course of treatment.
  2. Chiropractic is often times safer and less invasive than traditional medical treatments.  Chiropractors work to diagnose, treat, and prevent disorders of your neuromusculoskeletal system using 100% natural care.  At AZ Chiropractic, we also practice massage therapy and Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures as means to relieve the pain and discomfort our patients might be experiencing. Although our doctors are well schooled in traditional medicine, our practices are geared more towards using less invasive treatments that will produce long-term results for each individual.
  3.  Medicine may not be the only answer for pain.  If you’re involved in a car accident, you might be reluctant to seek medical treatment. People worry that seeing a physician might result in being given prescription drugs that won’t allow them to function properly. Other patients may be concerned about the side effects of medications that are prescribed for them. When you come to AZ Chiropractic after a car accident, a joint adjustment may be just as beneficial, if not more so, than taking a pill for your pain. Not only that, but chiropractic care is safe for individuals of all ages and even pregnant women.
  4.  Whiplash – not just a colloquialism.  Whiplash is one of the top-reported complaints following a car accident. Since whiplash can correct itself over time, some people feel it is not worth it to have a doctor examine them. The fault in this logic is that not all whiplash corrections are proper.At AZ Chiropractic we diagnose the patient and determine whether or not neck adjustments or vertebrae realignment are the best course of action to relieve pain or pressure our patient might be feeling.
  5.  Insurance Can Pay For Your Care.  After a car accident, your focus may be on costs. Your car may have sustained damage, you may have to pay an insurance deductible, or secure a secondary mode of transportation. While all of these things can add up, what you cannot afford to neglect is necessary medical treatment. Often times insurance extend coverage for medical and chiropractic care.In addition, it is always in the patient’s best interest to get diagnosed before all of the insurance claims have been filed.

So while no one wishes to be involved in a car accident, the main thing to remember is that the best way to be able to return your life to the way it was, is to make sure you are taking care of yourself first.  Doing so will leave you more prepared to tackle the things you have to do, and will also give you the peace of mind you deserve!