There are very few things in this world that are more devastating than an automobile accident. Obviously, people have to be concerned about the damage caused to their property; but people need to be just as concerned about the damage caused to their bodies after a collision. Our chiropractors here at the Accident and Injury Chiropractic in Tacoma, want people to know that they can be injured even when there is minimal property damage, and they feel well enough to drive away from the scene of their accident. Injuries related to an auto accident injury can be tricky. Here’s more information about what you need to do after a motor vehicle accident, and how we treat injuries here in our facility.
The mistake that most people after a car accident are walking away because they feel okay. There are people who choose to wait until they start experiencing pain before they seek treatment for their injuries. Here in our office, our chiropractor advises anyone who has been a party in an accident to get evaluated. This should be the rule for the driver of the vehicle as well as any passengers who were involved. The reason people need to be examined by a medical practitioner after an accident is because any type of impact can cause the spinal column to move out of alignment. In addition, conditions like whiplash don’t usually manifest themselves immediately. Symptoms associated with whiplash could take as long as days or weeks to appear.
Our approach to how we address injuries people sustain in car accidents is much different from what most people would expect if they went to an emergency room or their family doctor. Our chiropractor’s top concerns are addressing pain, and going a step farther to identify the functional or structural origin of the pain and other symptoms. Generally, people will experience pain in the back, shoulder, and neck after an accident. They may also have ringing in the ears and marked dizziness. Our professionals work diligently to find the core of our patient’s injuries so that they can address them appropriately.
There are a number of assessments performed by our chiropractor before treatment plans are developed. These assessments include a thorough review and examination of the systems of the body as well as a review of all radiological tests. Treatment plans include a combination of chiropractic treatment modalities which may include but are not limited to spinal adjustments, muscle stimulation therapy, cryotherapy, heat therapy, cold laser therapy, spinal decompression, spinal traction, therapeutic stretches, and exercise therapy.
There is not anything funny about being in pain, or waiting for someone to figure out why. Here at Accident and Injury Chiropractic in Tacoma, our pledge to you is we aim to get it right from day one. We will spend whatever time is necessary to make sure we identify the source of your pain and provide the appropriate treatment for your injuries. To learn more about how we administer chiropractic care in our office, give us a call at (253) 215-8350.