Auto Accident Injury Rehabilitation FAQs
Ringer Chiropractic is a one-stop destination for chiropractic care, therapy for chronic pain conditions, and rehabilitation for limb weakness, limited motion or other musculoskeletal conditions. If you have recently been injured in a car accident, it is natural to wonder how chiropractic care can support you through the auto injury rehabilitation and recovery process. Below, our chiropractor answers five of the most frequently asked questions about auto accident rehabilitation and chiropractic care.
#1: Why is chiropractic care beneficial for auto accident injury rehabilitation?
After a car accident injury, it is normal to experience muscle stiffness and soreness. Some accident victims may also experience neck pain and headaches from whiplash injuries or restricted mobility because of their accident injury. While medication can help manage some of this pain, once drugs wear off, the pain will return. Unlike drugs, chiropractic are addresses the root cause for this pain -- a spinal misalignment -- and helps bring normal joint functionality back to the body.
#2: How is my injury diagnosed?
Our chiropractor believes that a comprehensive diagnostic exam is the first step towards injury rehabilitation. Diagnosing the root cause for your pain is critical. Our chiropractor uses diagnostic exams like X-rays, along with a full medical history and physical exam, to precisely locate your injury. Once we have identified the location of joint dysfunction that is triggering your pain, our team will create a personalized treatment program to help manage this pain and safely support your body’s natural healing process.
#3: What should I expect during the treatment process?
Chiropractic adjustments are the basis for our comprehensive car accident injury rehabilitation program. For example, if the cervical spine is out of alignment due to a whiplash injury, this misalignment may compress nearby nerves and muscles, triggering pain and restricting mobility. Continued joint dysfunction due to a spinal misaligment will only further exacerbate pain. Hands-on adjustments are a safe and effective treatment technique for bringing proper alignment back to the spine. Our chiropractor may also integrate additional complementary therapies, such as physiotherapy, to help ease muscles stiffness and soreness.
#4: Will my pain ever go away?
If you are suffering from pain due to a whiplash injury or other auto accident injury, it is natural to wonder when this pain will finally relent! While pain due to a musculoskeletal injury will not simply “go away” on its own, with the right chiropractic treatment program, it can get better. Most patients experience immediate pain relief after just one or two treatment sessions. While every patient is different, in general, four to six weeks of treatment will deliver long-lasting pain relief while restoring mobility to the body.
#5: Am I a good candidate for chiropractic care?
If you have recently been in a car accident injury and need assistance managing your pain or regaining a full range of motion, you may be a good candidate. To learn more about treatment options, contact our chiropractor and schedule a comprehensive diagnostic exam.