When people are injured in a car crash, they often have to deal with significant pain. This is especially the case if they suffered whiplash, a common injury, especially in rear-end accidents.
Chiropractors regularly treat auto accident victims who have whiplash or other neck and spine injuries. Chiropractors are trained specialists in diagnosing your body’s problems and helping you find pain relief, in most cases through natural, gentle methods of manipulation of the spine and neck.
If you have suffered injuries from a car crash, in most cases auto insurance will cover treatment from a chiropractor. Ask the insurance agent who is dealing with your claim if the chiropractor you wish to see is covered before you seek treatment.
You can ask the chiropractor for an evaluation and a protocol for treatment. They may take one session to evaluate your body and the problems you are experiencing, and then develop a treatment plan. Diagnosis may also include X-rays or recommendations for an MRI.
The treatment plan may be coordinated across a number of healing methods, including physical therapy to strengthen the injured muscles and regain mobility once the pain and inflammation goes down, massage, occupational therapy and other holistic health techniques.
Chiropractors use a number of different approaches to help your body initiate a healing response. These methods may include manual adjustments, applied kinesiology, dural manipulation, massage therapy, exercise, electrotherapy, rehabilitation exercises and more.
The work of chiropractors has been proven to relieve pressure and pain. Chiropractors essentially do this by adjusting the spine and realigning the neck and back. This work also has been known to help boost immune system function, so you can heal and get back to your regular regimen soon.
In particular, chiropractors have been shown to be effective in treating common car crash injuries such as:
- Neck pain
- Spine pain, including herniated discs
- Headaches and migraines