In regards to pain following an accident, everyone will heal at different rates as some will feel pain for a few days or even as many as a few weeks. There is no true way to determine how long exactly one will feel sore from their injuries.
Seek Chiropractic Attention
Following an accident, it is best to seek medical attention as they will be able to best determine the extent of your injuries and provide you with the best timeline in regards to when you should be feeling better. By seeking care from a doctor you will not only fully understand all of your injuries but be better prepared for the amount of time in which it will take to recover.
Car accidents range from mild fender benders to severe multi car accidents with a wide variety of injuries sustained from them but regardless of the type of accident you are involved in, even a small one, you may sustain an injury that needs medical attention.
Where Does A Chiropractor Come Into Play?
Many are surprised to learn that chiropractors are a great asset in the healing process from a car accident as they can provide treatment to your injuries in ways that other doctors cannot. Even though many report pain for almost 6 weeks after a crash, chiropractors can work with you to minimize the soreness and other symptoms and get you feeling you back to feeling yourself again.
To determine how best to treat you, a chiropractor may ask questions about the accident to gain more knowledge so they can target the areas that may have been the most affected in the accident. Some questions could be:
- What speed were the vehicles traveling at when the accident occurred?
- What types of vehicles were involved in the crash?
- Were you wearing your seat belt at the time of the accident?
- Did your airbags deploy?
- Where did the other vehicle strike your car?
These questions are critical for the chiropractor because they can get a full picture of what your body went though in the accident and then properly treat you accordingly. A chiropractor may ask for some tests to be done first based on some answers you provided about the crash to determine if there is any other damage that needs to be assessed and the tests are:
- Neurological Tests
- Range of Motion Tests
If you’ve been in an accident and have been suffering with continuous pain, contact our Atlanta chiropractors for a consultation to learn more about how we can help get you back on your feet and put this accident behind you once and for all. Call us today at (404) 889-8828.