Your Comprehensive Guide to Car Accident Injury Care

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Experiencing a car accident can be a traumatic event, often leaving you with injuries that require immediate and ongoing care. At Health in Motion Chiropractic, we are here to help you navigate the recovery process, providing expert chiropractic care tailored to your needs. Below, we answer some of the most common questions you might have following a car accident injury.

What to Do Immediately After a Car Accident

After ensuring your safety and that of others involved, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you feel fine, some injuries, like whiplash, may not present symptoms immediately. It’s crucial to document all injuries and treatments from the start.

What Are the Symptoms of Whiplash, Back, and Neck Injuries?

car accident injury care for whiplash, back and neck pain after a car accident

Common symptoms include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches, often at the base of the skull
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Pain in the shoulder, upper back, or arms
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms
  • Low back pain with or without pain into the glutes and legs

At Health in Motion Chiropractic, our specialists can diagnose and treat these symptoms effectively, helping you recover faster.

Should I Visit an Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

For severe injuries like fractures, head trauma, or significant bleeding, visit the emergency room immediately. For less severe injuries, urgent care can provide prompt assistance. Also consider getting in with your chiropractor as soon as possible. If you do not go to a chiropractor immediately, make sure to follow up with our experienced chiropractors, to ensure comprehensive care.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help with My Recovery?

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Chiropractic care focuses on realigning the spine and relieving pressure on nerves, which can alleviate pain and improve mobility. Our treatments can help with:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Restoring range of motion
  • Relieving pain and discomfort
  • Preventing long-term damage
  • Improving disc health, treating disc herniations
  • Healing sprain/strains or small soft tissue tears

What Should I Do If I Have Symptoms of a Concussion?

Concussions require prompt medical attention. Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, confusion, and nausea. If you experience these, seek emergency care immediately. Follow up with Health in Motion Chiropractic for ongoing support and rehabilitation.

How Do I Manage PTSD After a Car Accident?

PTSD is a serious condition that can arise after traumatic events like car accidents. Symptoms may include flashbacks, anxiety, and depression. We can refer you to mental health professionals and incorporate stress-relief techniques into your treatment plan.

How to File a Car Accident Claim?

Document everything: the accident scene, your injuries, and all medical treatments. Contact your insurance company and consider seeking advice from a personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. We can give some guidance if needed.

What Information Should I Collect After a Car Accident?

The following information will be crucial for your insurance claim and any legal actions:

  • Contact information of all parties involved
  • Insurance details
  • Photos of the accident scene and damages
  • Police report number

How Can Health in Motion Chiropractic Help You?

middle aged man receiving chiropractic therapy from auto accident

At Health in Motion Chiropractic, we provide a personalized treatment plan that may include:

  • Spinal adjustments and mobilizations
  • Physical therapy exercises
  • Manual therapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Focused shockwave
  • Electric muscle stimulation
  • Pain management techniques
  • Nutritional advice to support recovery

Our goal is to help you recover fully and regain your health and mobility. We are dedicated in providing compassionate, effective care to get you back to your daily routine.

Contact Us Today

If you’ve been in a car accident, don’t wait for symptoms to worsen. Contact Health in Motion Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment. Let us help you on your journey to recovery.

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