Bowen Chiropractic & Wellness Center in Chino Valley can help those who have recently experienced an auto accident and seek help in spinal screenings and chiropractic treatment. Without meeting with a medical professional, it is difficult determine all injuries, which may cause residual pain days after the car accident has happened. Dr. Robert Bowen will be able to assess your injury and create a treatment plan to address your pain.Insurance companies realize the many advantages of Chiropractic care. Chiropractic treatment is fully covered by most automobile insurance policies, no matter whether you were the driver, a passenger or a pedestrian.
The reason why chiropractic care is so important after a car accident has little to do with you being in pain. Whiplash injuries can wreak havoc on your spine and the associated nerves. You may not be in a lot of pain immediately following the accident, but research indicates that most people will experience a bulk of their symptoms after a few days.
Once you start to feel symptoms, this is a good indicator that that a soft-tissue injury has occurred. You are likely experiencing a sprain/strain kind of injury. Sprain and strain injuries don’t sound horrible, but they are really describing tears of various tissues in your body which occur following an accident. The severity of the tear will indicate the type of treatment you should probably consider first. The chiropractor can help make the determination.
A study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery stated that “…an individual involved in a motor vehicle accident is nearly 7-times more likely to suffer neck degeneration within 7-years of the accident…” than individuals that have not been involved in an auto accident. The goal of chiropractic care is to return the injured joints, muscles and nerves to complete, healthy function thereby reducing this increased risk of degeneration.
Eventually, your body will heal with scar tissue. Scar tissue is more sensitive than the previously uninjured tissue that you had within you before. Once scar tissue sets up (this takes about 3 weeks following the trauma), it will become increasingly difficult to get you back to your pre-accident state. Receiving some chiropractic adjustments to your spine will help assure that your spine is in its best position as that scar tissue begins to form.
Even car crashes at extremely low speeds can cause a serious amount of damage to your body. Studies show that many injuries take place in accidents under 20 miles per hour. Image what could happen if you are involved in a car crash at a high speed! Even if you don’t experience immediate pain, it is very wise and highly recommended to visit a chiropractor after a car accident to make sure that you spine hasn’t become misaligned and that your body has not sustained any other injuries that are perhaps, at this point in time, unknown to you.
For many, a little bit of stiffness or soreness doesn’t seem to warrant a trip to the doctor. If the accident was minor or there was no damage to your vehicle, you might also believe (or convince yourself) that you’re fine, too. Going through an auto accident is traumatic enough as it is, and it’s perfectly understandable that victims want to move past it as soon as possible. But the biggest mistake we see people make is to neglect to seek treatment immediately following an accident.
Most auto accident policies and worker’s compensation insurance cover 100% of the cost of care.
Based upon qualifying insurance, we treat most auto accidents and work injuries with no out of pocket cost. And we will gladly wait for payment from the responsible insurance company or your attorney.
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