If you’ve ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident – even a seemingly minor “fender bender”- you know that it can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. One day you’re driving home from work or you’re out running errands and the next thing you know you hear the screeching of brakes. Your heart begins to beat rapidly and adrenaline begins pumping through your veins. As you get out of your vehicle, you are surrounded by flashing lights and soon you are being asked by complete strangers if you’ve been injured.
But are you injured? The question my seem strange, but in the moment it may be difficult to understand and you may not be able to accurately answer the question. It is not uncommon for those involved in a car accident to refuse medical attention because they are not exhibiting any obvious signs of injury. Refusing medical attention after the accident, however, can prove to be harmful to your health. Research shows that many individuals do not even recognize their injuries until days, weeks, or even months after they have become a victim. Even if you have been to a hospital and sent home with a few pills, does that mean you are OK? Emergency rooms are focused on ruling out fractures and life threatening-injuries that need emergent care. They are not necessarily looking to provide treatment for your injuries.
When a person is involved in a vehicular accident the forces that are placed on the spine can be tremendous. The impact from the collision can result in serious long term problems such as severe pain in the neck and lower back, constant throbbing headaches, numbness and tingling into the arms or legs; and also extremity complaints such as pain and stiffness in the shoulders, wrists or knees. These types of complaints can be unbearable at times and can cause additional stress to your daily activities.
If this scenario is familiar to you at all, give us a call today. Chiropractic care is perfectly positioned to help alleviate any pain and discomfort that you may be experiencing. Our experienced and dedicated staff is committed to making your road to recovery successful and timely. We have a network of Personal Injury Experts that will work with you on a medical lien basis to provide treatment of your injuries.