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Why You Should Seek Chiropractic Care after a Car Accident

Why You Should Seek Chiropractic Care after a Car Accident

Most Atlanta chiropractors recommend that if you have been in a car accident, you should receive chiropractic care.  Even just going in for an initial evaluation could make a difference in how you heal from such a traumatic injury.

Not only should you visit a chiropractor after a car accident, but it should be done as soon as possible after it happens.  A group of Atlanta chiropractors are finding that most people who have been in an accident don’t experience pain until several days after the accident has occurred.

A traffic accident can cause serious injury to your neuromusculoskeletal system which may not be evident until many weeks or even months have gone by.  A chiropractic evaluation soon after any traumatic event can allow you to prevent serious pain in the future.  This evaluation will allow the chiropractor to diagnose any underlying injuries which will help in preventing any future chronic pain.

It’s common for people to think that they’ve only suffered from a few cuts, scrapes, or bruises but this is often not the case.  Since the real injury could be much deeper than what appears on the surface, a person could suffer from headaches, migraines, neck pain, and back pain if left untreated.

It’s also important to note that accidents at speeds as low as 5 mph can cause a whiplash injury.  Any accident more significant than that will definitely cause further injury to those involved.  The abrupt back and forth movement common in an accident will more than likely shift the spine out of alignment and strain the shoulder and neck muscles.

According to Atlanta chiropractors, a chiropractic adjustment will help to restore proper alignment to the spine.  This will allow for the relief of pressure on the nerves, reduce the risk of chronic pain, and minimize scarring.  If the injuries suffered during an accident are left untreated, a person can be putting themselves at greater risk for injury in the future.

One other reason to get treatment right away is due to the insurance claims involved with an accident.  Anyone suffering from an injury as a result of a traffic accident should delay settling insurance claims until they have been fully evaluated.  If the person settles too soon with the insurance company, they could be putting their health at risk and risking not getting compensation for their injuries.

If you’ve recently been in a traffic accident, make sure you get a full evaluation from a local Atlanta chiropractor to ensure both your physical and financial health in the future.

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