One of the top mistakes people make after being involved in a motor vehicle accident is ignoring or minimizing the pain they may feel following such an event. Common misconceptions can lead a person to delay or avoid medical treatment because they simply don’t know what they don’t know.
Think of it this way: often times a repair estimate for a car that was involved in an accident can be much more than the average person might assume. One of the contributing factors to a large repair bill is that there can be structural deficiencies for which the average person could not and would not think to account. Sure, you can see that there is a dent in the door, but what about what’s underneath?
The same logic applies to people who have been unlucky enough to be involved in a car accident. The reasoning might be something like, “I thought the pain would go away after awhile on its own”, or another common misconception, “It didn’t hurt at the time of the accident, so I thought I was fine.”
Keep in mind that it’s the soft tissue, not the bones, that most commonly get injured in car crashed, even if they a low speed impacts.
This is why it is imperative that you commit to your own health and see a doctor after you have been involved in a car accident.
At AZ Chiropractic, our doctors take the time to discuss with you not only the accident itself, but also review with you your physical history leading up to the incident as well. Our doctors are trained to diagnose and treat patients who have sustained injuries from a motor vehicle accident. Not only that, but our team at AZ Chiropractic also offers services you might not associate with a regular chiropractic office, like massage therapy and Physical Medicine Modalities and Therapeutic Procedures.
So if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, please take our word that it is better to be safe than sorry! Make sure you are proactive about getting yourself checked out by a licensed physician who specializes in treating people who have been in a car accident.
You can always replace your car with another one, but the body you have is the only one you get, so treat it with the care and respect it deserves. Do that, and you will be rewarded with long term results in the form of great health!