If you have recently been in a car accident, prompt treatment is essential to avoiding long-term health problems associated with common injuries like whiplash. Without prompt, effective treatment, you may be left struggling with recurring pain for months or even years following the accident. Neck pain, headaches at the base of the skull, back pain and general soreness and stiffness are common. Do not mistake the absence of immediate symptoms for a lack of injury. Many musculoskeletal injuries do not exhibit immediate pain symptoms until weeks after the accident. Our Nashville chiropractor has years of experience diagnosing and treating auto accident injuries – we can help you avoid a lifetime of pain!
Whiplash injuries are one of the most common car accident injuries that cause recurring pain. A whiplash injury occurs when the force of a rear-impact auto accident “whips” the neck beyond its normal range of motion. This whipping action can knock the cervical spine out of alignment, resulting in chronic neck pain and headaches. Stiffness, soreness and reduced mobility are common. While it is not unusual to feel some soreness immediately following the car accident, the majority of symptoms may not become noticeable until several weeks after the accident. This is why prompt diagnostic exams are so important. Even if you do not feel chronic pain symptoms, a diagnostic exam can help detect the presence of an underlying musculoskeletal injury so our chiropractor can begin taking immediate steps to treat this problem.
After an accident, our chiropractic team understands that you will want to put the accident behind you as quickly as possible. In the rush to repair your car and settle with your insurance company, do not neglect your health. Before settling with your insurance company, be sure you have first had a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Should you later develop pain from your injuries, this exam will show the injuries were caused by the car accident and help you receive maximum medical treatment compensation from your insurance company.
You do not need to be in a serious car accident to need medical attention and chiropractic care. Even if you walk away from the accident with only a few bruises, you may still have sustained serious damage to the musculoskeletal system. Failing to promptly diagnose and treat these injuries can leave you struggling with chronic pain for months or even years to come. Worse, since you did not have a diagnostic exam to identify the injuries prior to settling with your insurance company, you may be denied compensation for these injuries.
The long-term effects of car accident injuries can seriously affect your quality of life. Recurring pain makes it difficult to sleep comfortably at night, focus on work, and enjoy an active lifestyle. A diagnostic exam is the first step to treating these injuries.
Don’t let a car accident leave you in pain for years to come. Learn more about Nashville auto accident injury treatment today!