Auto accident injuries are not always as obvious as they may seem. Your accident may cause musculoskeletal injuries that aren’t apparent until much later when pain and discomfort begin. Seeing a chiropractor shortly after an accident can help uncover non-obvious injuries to avoid delays in treatment. The answers to the following FAQs from Capitol Rehab of Crofton provide more information about chiropractic care for auto accident injuries.
If I Saw My Primary Doctor After My Accident, Do I Still Need to See a Chiropractor?
Auto accidents can cause non-obvious injuries like muscle strains, torn ligaments, soft tissue injuries, whiplash, and more. Your doctor may prescribe medications for the painful symptoms of these injuries. Your Crofton chiropractor can help treat your pain and the source of your pain to help your body heal. The sooner you receive a diagnosis for your auto accident injury, the sooner you can start treatment to expedite your healing.
What Kind of Auto Accident Injuries Can Chiropractors Treat?
At Capitol Rehab of Crofton, we treat a wide range of auto accident musculoskeletal injuries, ranging from whiplash to herniated discs, spinal misalignments, joint sprains, muscle strains, ligament tears, and subluxations. Symptoms from an auto accident injury can range from neck, shoulder, and back pain to headaches, inflammation, loss of flexibility, loss of range of motion, and loss of mobility.
How Can a Chiropractor Help with Auto Accident Injuries?
Chiropractic care specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. On your initial visit to our clinic, we’ll give you a comprehensive physical exam to determine what’s causing your pain and the severity of your injury. This will help us determine if you’re a good fit for chiropractic treatment. If you are, we’ll outline a plan for treatment.
Our treatment plans consist of chiropractic techniques combined with natural therapies to promote pain relief and healing. Spinal adjustment is a common technique used to treat sprains, strains, misalignments and other auto accident injuries. Adjustments help correct alignment issues that are causing pain, so you can get relief. Adjustments also reduce muscle tension and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal injuries, giving your body a chance to heal. Natural therapies like massage, ultrasound, and corrective exercises can also be helpful in controlling pain and expediting your healing.
Does Car Insurance Cover the Cost of Chiropractic Treatments?
If you have personal injury protection coverage, your auto insurance may help cover the cost of your treatment. If another driver was found liable for the accident, his auto insurance coverage may compensate you for your injuries. Otherwise, your health insurance can help with treatment costs.
See Your Crofton Chiropractor Today!
To learn more about chiropractic treatment for your auto accident injury, contact Capitol Rehab of Crofton at (410) 451-3561 at your earliest convenience.