Seeking Chiropractic Care After an Auto Accident
Car accidents are a traumatizing experience both emotionally and physically. In more serious auto accidents, the repercussions for the body may be felt for years to come or even for life. If you are injured in a car accident, seeking the care of a chiropractor early can help you overcome serious injuries with improved results. At Kirby Chiropractic Clinic, we are prepared to help residents in Montgomery and the surrounding Alabama communities in their recovery.
What if I already saw a doctor?
Many people are taken to a hospital or immediately visit their doctor following a car accident. In this visit, immediate injuries, such as cuts and breaks, are treated. After a hospital or doctor's visit, chiropractic care is invaluable. Even those who feel fine in the immediate aftermath of a wreck start to feel stiff and uncomfortable in the days after an auto accident. A lack of obvious injury doesn't mean the absence of injury. Muscles and ligaments sustain trauma in a wreck, and a chiropractor can treat these injuries and soft-tissue damage through subtle manipulation, gentle movement and, when necessary, splinting or casting for temporary immobilization.
Can a chiropractor help with back or neck pain after a wreck?
A wreck can alter your spinal alignment and cause a neck injury known as whiplash. Whiplash is caused by the violent snapping of the head during a collision. The impact places strain on both the injured area and the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Spinal adjustments are often required to help mobilize the spine and accelerate the healing process.
What can I expect in an initial visit after an auto accident?
Your chiropractor may want to complete new X-rays and diagnostic tests to assess your injuries and ensure there are not larger issues contributing to your pain points. After reviewing your information, you will have a chiropractic treatment plan presented and start receiving care.
When should I visit a chiropractor?
Contact Kirby Chiropractic Clinic serving Montgomery as soon as possible following your auto accident, so that we can schedule an appointment and start you on the path to healing.