It happened so fast. The oncoming car from the other direction drifted over the yellow line into your lane and slammed into your car. The squeal of tires shrieked through the night air as the two cars spun off into the guard rail and bounced back into the lane. Glass flew in all directions. The resultant impact of the initial collision was like hitting a brick wall at high speed. As you came to your senses, you felt some pain and soreness; you thought you were alright considering the state of the now mangled cars and debris strewn along the road. Still shaken from the accident, you are forced to decide whether to seek medical help. Due to the nature of the impact, the treatment you may want to consider getting is the specialized care of a chiropractor. The following are some reasons why you should seek this chiropractic treatment sooner than later after a car accident.

You Do Not Feel Much Pain

Just because you are not in serious pain after a car accident does not mean you are out of the woods. As can often be the case, people do not feel pain after a major accident because of the rush of adrenaline coursing through their body. The adrenaline will have a dampening effect on pain for many hours, or even days, after an accident. Receiving chiropractic care is a good way to determine how extensive the damage to your body truly is. From initial x-rays of your neck, back and spine, our chiropractor can obtain a fairly good idea as to what is happening internally after a car accident has occurred.

Insurance Concerns

If you want to make an insurance claim, then you will want to seek chiropractic treatment earlier rather than later. When you delay and do not get checked out immediately, you run the risk of messing up your claim looking legitimate to those in charge of approving it. By getting immediate treatment and properly documenting injuries, your claim becomes a lot more difficult to brush aside as invalid.
In addition, if the claim you are filing is to your PIP auto coverage, you will have on average 14 days to file such a claim. It is better to get started on that as soon as possible to not miss the allotted window, and our chiropractor’s office may be able to help you to make this process flow more smoothly. Remember, our chiropractor has dealt with a lot of car accident patients and will have experience and advice to share with you.

Neck, Back and Spine Issues

In general, a car accident can do a lot of damage to your neck, back and spine. Fortunately, seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible can make a huge difference on treatment and recovery times. Since our chiropractor is specially trained to handle neck and back injuries using carefully coordinated manipulation and massage techniques to align bones and joints, this means you could be experiencing a significant reduction in pain in no time at all.

It is also never a good idea to allow a condition like whiplash to go untreated. Failure to seek chiropractic treatment could lead to a worsening of pain and a more debilitating situation. Remember, our chiropractor often chooses treatment by non-invasive methods first. This means that if our methods of manipulating your neck, back or spine are successful, then you can avoid having to go through surgical procedures.

At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab in Cornelius, our specialist provides personalized chiropractic care for patients in any type of situation, including those dealing with the aftermath of a car accident. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more!