An auto accident is a traumatic experience, and so it’s easy for an auto accident injury to be missed in the chaos of the aftermath.
Things you need to know.
Should I see an attorney before I see a chiropractor?
What if my car only sustained minor damage?
Is it okay to wait to get treatment?
I've been to the hospital and my medical doctor. Do I really need to see a chiropractor?
Many people injured in auto accidents believe that they will feel better in a couple of days or weeks. Many are examined in the emergency room, x-rays are taken, they are told they are O.K. and then given pain medications. They then wonder why they continue to have symptoms. Emergency rooms are there to give life saving procedures. If nothing is broken then you are usually released.
Recent studies found that 62% – 86% of patients who had whiplash-type injuries had significant residual symptoms 10 to 15 years after the auto accident. Many injuries show up later! Please don’t make the mistake of worrying more about your car than your wellness.
For those who have been in auto accidents, it is important to seek treatment if there are any symptoms such as muscle spasms, strain, and stiffness, or neck and back pain should seek treatment, which can indicate an undiagnosed injury. Integrated Wellness treats patients who have been in auto accidents, with thorough examinations, using the most current diagnostic tools, in order to determine the root cause of any medical issues.
Once injuries are determined, a plan is designed for injury treatment that fits each situation, meeting patients’ needs using physical therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, physical rehabilitation, and more.