According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 1/3 of all claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVA's) seek treatment from doctors of chiropractic. This is an impressive number given that the National Safety Council (NSC) has determined there to be more than 12 million MVA's annually involving more than 20 million vehicles.
The reason individuals like yourself choose chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in MVA's is simple - chiropractic care is exceptional in healing soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with MVA's are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it's only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice.
Many studies have also found individuals injured in MVA's prefer chiropractic care for the treatment of their injuries. One such study evaluated 190 whiplash injury victims and found those who received chiropractic care reported treatment satisfaction of 100%.
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What to do After an Accident
Schedule An Appointment
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident we recommend you make an appointment for an examination. Often, individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents experience minimal or no symptoms for the first few weeks or even months. It's important to not only receive immediate and appropriate treatment for any injuries sustained, but also to document the extent of the injuries, if present.
Failure to obtain a timely evaluation or appropriate treatment for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident may negate your ability to receive monetary compensation for any future medical bills resulting from the accident, negate your ability to receive pain and suffering settlements, and negate compensation for work loss.
What We Will Determine
- the extent of the injury or injuries
- the number of estimated treatments required to treat your injuries
- if referral to another medical specialist is required
- if special tests are required (i.e. MRI, CT Scan, etc.)
- if you need to take "injury time off" from work as well as provide you with a note for your employer if needed
Common Injuries and Symptoms After an Auto Accident
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Head Injuries (Concussion) and Associated Symptoms
- Extremity Pain, Numbness, Tingling
So, if you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident, call (or have them call) our office immediately. The quicker you receive the care you need, the quicker your injuries will heal, the less likely your body will fall into a detrimental health pattern, and the faster you can get on with your life. Don't delay, call today!