Involved in a Car Accident? Don’t Wait — Get Examined by a Chiropractor
There have been tremendous advances in vehicle safety standards over the years. This has resulted in greater survivability in a car crash and far fewer deaths. However, the force generated upon impact is still considerably traumatic to anyone riding inside due to the huge difference in weight between the vehicles and the occupants. Any impact not absorbed by the bumpers and other safety systems built into the vehicle is absorbed by the body. When suddenly forced & jerked to a stop, the body can easily sustain soft tissue damage, as well as damage to the alignment of the spine, even in a relatively slow speed crash.
It isn’t uncommon for days, weeks or even months to pass before accident related pain becomes evident. This is due to the fact that the body releases a group of hormones called endorphins during a car accident or other physical trauma. These endorphins interact with the brain to reduce the perception of pain. Endorphins can stay in the body for varying amounts of time which can give the false impression that there are no injuries from a car accident.
When the pain finally turns on, it can be difficult to conclude that the current pain is a result of an impact suffered in the past. Delaying treatment can have far reaching consequences not only to the long-term damage that can occur, but to any personal injury case being considered. Being examined by a chiropractor experienced with treating patients post a car accident is insurance against further deterioration from untreated injuries which often result in chronic pain and lack of mobility in the future. Left alone, the body produces scar tissue and fibrotic adhesions. This ultimately results in tight joints with less range of motion which leads to a host of other problems.
Our doctors are highly skilled in post accident evaluation of injuries to the musculoskeletal system. They see many patients with chronic pain resulting from undetected and untreated past injuries. We strongly recommend coming in for an examination as soon as possible following any car accident.
Our office accepts liens with a selective group of local attorneys we have worked with previously. However, new attorney referrals are welcome, and only on a case by case basis and at our sole discretion. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney will help take the ease off of any financial dilemma you may have. We want to ensure you are getting the proper treatment for you to return back to your normal day to day living.
At Health Edge, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to carry out an individualized rehabilitation program for our patients. While the nature and severity of car accident injuries can vary greatly, our chiropractors can make a precise diagnosis, leading to a full recovery of the musculoskeletal system.