7 Reasons to Choose Chiropractic Care After an Auto Accident
THE “AFTERSHOCK” OF AN AUTO ACCIDENT
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, every minute and fifty-seven seconds there is an auto accident reported in the state of Texas. Every two minutes someone is injured in a reported crash. In 2016, approximately 265,076 people were injured in an auto accident. When you are in an auto accident, the best way to protect yourself is to immediately seek medical attention. Do not wait until the shock has subsided and pain has become intolerable. There are many ways a Dallas chiropractor can help if you decide to seek medical attention immediately.
CHIROPRACTORS ARE AFFORDABLE
Typically a chiropractic visit is covered under health or auto insurance. During an auto accident claim, most car insurances will pay for the expenses of the medical treatment sought. There is also something called PIP (personal injury protection) that may be offered and often times given to you by your own auto insurance. Regardless of who is at fault PIP will cover the injured person. Often times the chiropractor can also refer you to an attorney and give you more information on treatment costs and best coverage for your treatment plan.
WHIPLASH AND ACUTE INJURIES
Most commonly, injuries sustained from an auto accident are so minor that they are overlooked. Before you experience the after effects of whiplash, immediately go to an auto injury chiropractor. Most injuries during an auto accident can be very painful the day after even if you felt fine after the accident. When seeing a chiropractor immediately, they can help reduce any swelling or inflammation by spinal manipulation.
NECK AND BACK INJURIES
Most people experiencing pain after a car accident have a spinal injury. Most injuries that’s occur will be considered facet injuries. Adjustments from a local chiropractor can help release anti-inflammatory substances that help the body heal faster. These adjustments will also help keep your spinal functions normal.
AUTO INJURY PAIN RELIEF
Sometimes after the shock has worn off, you will start to feel pain and much more intensely after the first couple of days. These affected vertebrae, muscles, or tissue will react to other impacts of force or even weather change before you realize you were injured in a car accident. Chiropractic care can help reduce pain by keeping your body active. When tension is released from the spine it has been proven that you are able to heal and recover faster. Those who are able to keep mobile and active are more likely to have a faster healing time and less likely to endure long-term issues.
Chiropractic care can help reduce and prevent a patient Fromm needing surgery. A publishing from the Journal of American Medical Association stated that patients whom suffer from back pain should try chiropractic care prior to surgery attempts. A chiropractic adjustment will realign the spine and reduce pressure on certain nerves providing a relief in all muscles and organs connected to these nerves.
THE PROOF IN CARE
In a recent study conducted by NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 53 percent of drug-free patients reported a 75 percent reduction of pain. Whereas, only an average of 33 percent of the patients who received medication to help with pain only saw a 38 percent decrease in pain. Through chiropractic care, patients are able to reach their health goals by a holistic approach to self healing. The nervous system essentially controls all of the cells and tissue in the body. An adjustment can reduce the stress a patient will put on their body and immune system. Chiropractic adjustments and care can address all issues in the body and enhance a patients’ ability to facilitate the inner healing process.
The bottom line is if you’ve been injured in a car wreck, don’t hesitate to contact Accident Centers of Texas. We’re based in Dallas with 8 clinics across Dallas-Fort Worth and even have a ride service if you need assistance making to your appointment. At Accident Centers of Texas we’re not just qualified, we care.