If you have been involved in an auto accident and are considering when to see a chiropractor, the answer is, yesterday, or the day before. We suggest seeing our experienced team immediately following a car accident to get on the road to healing fast. When an unexpected collision or impact occurs, soft tissues move in ways they would not ordinarily; resulting in trauma. While this trauma may not be apparent based on how you are feeling, it is imperative to start treatment as soon as possible.
You may not be feeling pain or much discomfort just following your auto accident. Pain could take up to several weeks to set in. By then, soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, muscle and fascia will be compensating for the sudden misalignments as the body attempts to self-correct. Often, we hear patients report, “but I was only experiencing minimal discomfort.” While this may be the case, impact often causes deeper, more internal bruising that will not become apparent until after the injury has set in. By seeing our chiropractor immediately, we can evaluate how the recent accident caused misalignment to help you return to your optimal physiological state.
At your visit we will perform an examination and x-rays to observe misalignment and potential fracture. We will put together a treatment plan to reflect these observations and may perform your first treatment at this time. Many patients experience relief after their very first session. However, we understand that everyone heals at a different pace and relief care may take several weeks to several months. We will work closely with you to evaluate progress. It is our aim to help you return to your normal routine as safely and quickly as possible. We will also prescribe adjunctive, exercises to help you heal between your visits.
Are you ready to begin healing from auto injury? Please call Lions Chiropractic & Injury now at 407-277-0046.