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Top 5 reasons to visit a Chiropractor after a Personal Injury.

If you have sustained a personal injury, a Chiropractor can improve your mobility and relieve any pain and discomfort. The benefits of chiropractic adjustment are numerous but there are 5 reasons that should always be on the top of your mind.

First of all…

1. Chiropractors use non-invasive techniques to relieve the pain

The injury happened and you visited a doctor. Let’s say he prescribed you with medication to ease your pain and you feel just fine, but after a while, all of the symptoms are back. When the drugs wear off, the pain is back and you need more and more medication to relieve the discomfort.

Chiropractors use methods that involve diagnostic tests to find the root cause of your pain after which they create a tailor-made plan to ensure a long-lasting solution.

2. No symptoms at all? Watch out.

Injuries from a car accident may not be apparent right away and take days or even weeks to appear. That happens because our bodies go into survival mode, releasing endorphins that mask the pain.

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that may take time to present its symptoms and yet most people are not aware that whiplash can occur in very low impact collisions. Even the most minor types of accidents could cause severe injuries if the body was pushed, stretched, or twisted in an abnormal manner. Common symptoms of whiplash include blurred vision, neck stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and tingling in the extremities.

If you visit a Chiropractor soon after the accident, you’ll be able to detect underlying injuries through x-rays, orthopedic and neurological testing. You’ll have a personalized treatment plan that will be implemented before you feel any discomfort that can impact your everyday life. But you will also avoid the risk of forfeiting your right to insurance coverage for injuries and treatments.

3. Monetary settlement after a personal injury

If you are suffering from a personal injury after an accident that someone else caused, choosing the right chiropractor can influence the outcome of your monetary settlement. The sooner you see a chiropractor after your injury, the better – not only will you be diagnosed and treated properly, but your injuries will be documented accurately and promptly.

Look for a Chiropractor that can handle third party billing and that will hold the insurance company liable for medical bills. Your chiropractor can even refer you to a list of attorneys you can talk to before you decide on one.

4. Chiropractors treat 33% of all accident victims

According to the research by the Research Council, nearly 33% of all people injured in motor vehicle accidents sought treatment from a Chiropractor and there are more than 12 million MVA’s a year involving more than 20 million vehicles.

The most common injuries that Chiropractors treat are whiplash, soft tissue injuries,
musculoskeletal injuries and cervical, thoracic and lumbar strains. There is also an increasing number of people who have poor posture due to working long hours on the computer which can compress the lumbar region and strain the neck leading to extreme pain. A chiropractic adjustment can decompress the spine creating a space between the vertebrae and relieving the pressure on the nerves which results in long-term pain relief.

5. A treatment program that is carefully tailored for YOU

Adjustments are just one of the ways a chiropractor can relieve your pain. If needed, your physician will implement complementary therapies into your program in order to help manage your pain. These treatments can include physical therapy, ultrasound, and mobility exercises.

Receiving an early treatment from a chiropractor can significantly improve your recovery process and help you live your everyday life pain-free.

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