On average, there are 6 million car accidents In the U.S. each year so odds are, it’ll happen at some point to you. Fender benders make up the majority of these accidents but just because you were in a low-speed accident, it doesn’t mean that you didn’t sustain any injuries, just as it doesn’t mean you weren’t injured because you walked away from the accident without feeling any immediate pain. When you’re in an accident or are experiencing any kind of traumatic event, your body releases adrenaline and other “feel good” hormones that can interfere with your mind’s ability to recognize that your body has sustained injuries. When the adrenaline wears off, pain sets in.
That feeling of stiffness or soreness that you feel the next day could ber an indication that there is an injury what will be showing more symptoms very soon. Often, accidents are collisions from the rear that happen due to driver inattentiveness or drivers following too closely. Some of the injuries that often occur in lower-speed crashes are whiplash, tinnitus, sprains, neck and back injuries, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and subluxations. Even if you see your doctor after an accident, some of these injuries are difficult to detect and could go unnoticed. If these injuries are left untreated, they could lead to long-term chronic pain that may be permanent.
With insurance companies, there is usually a timeframe in which you’re expected to seek medical help for your injuries so waiting to see if your injuries will just go away could end up costing a lot of money.
Why a Chiropractor
Through strategic manipulations, a chiropractor can correct subluxations that occurred during the accident, improving the function of the nervous system and giving an improved range of motion. When the nervous system is working properly, your body and heal itself better. Pain meds do little more than mask the pain and some of them are dangerous and addictive. Chiropractic adjustments help your injuries heal naturally usually without the need for pain medications or invasive surgeries.
At North County Pain Relief, we treat your body as a whole. We target specific areas that allow your body to best heal itself from your particular injuries. We also offer other treatments such as physical rehabilitation therapy, electric muscle stimulation, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, and others, all designed to improve your mobility and decrease your pain and get your body back to the way it was before the accident.
Call North County Pain Relief today at (314)731-4201 to make an appointment. Our staff can help you through the entire process and explain your rights and all insurance procedures, no matter who was at fault in the accident. We use traditional diagnostic testing to diagnose your injuries and then come up with a customized, comprehensive plan for your treatment. We can even help with transportation to our office if your car is inoperable after the accident. The sooner you call, the sooner we can relieve your pain and get you on the road to recovery.