Auto accident injuries can result in severe and ongoing problems. Injuries may include head, neck, shoulder, knee, arm, leg, wrist and back problems; damage to the nerves, muscles and ligaments; and, most serious of all, brain injuries. Car accidents in Idaho Falls can be particularly bad because of ice and snow, which can mean totally losing control of a vehicle or being rear-ended.
Even if you’re in a minor auto accident, your concerns shouldn’t end with a final interview with the police before leaving the scene of the accident. Crashes that occur up to 12 miles an hour may not show any signs of damage. However, it’s very likely that your body will sustain an injury at this speed. In fact, more than half of all whiplash injuries happen in instances where there is no damage to the vehicle. This is why your chiropractor should be the first line of treatment after any car accident—regardless of the severity of the crash.
While you may not feel injured after a minor crash, you should always make an appointment with your chiropractor right away. Not only is it important to have your spine examined to ensure no trauma has occurred, but if you don’t see a medical practitioner immediately after an accident, your insurance company may be able to separate your accident from your injury.
At the first chiropractic appointment following your accident, your chiropractor will ask what happened during the crash.
A couple questions your chiropractor may ask
• How and what part of the the car was hit?
• What speed were the vehicles moving?
• What was your body’s reaction to the accident?
• Are there any movements that are painful?
• What is the severity of the pain?
When it comes to your health and well-being, the professional and friendly staff at Advanced Health Chiropractic and Massage Therapy believes in providing the highest level of care and compassion. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment, even if you feel the incident may be minor or insignificant. Your chiropractor should always be consulted after a car accident. Our center in Idaho Falls is unique with extensive diagnostic systems on site, same day service, and the specialties of chiropractic treatment and massage therapy all under one roof. Make your appointment today and start the path towards your optimal health.