If you have recently been in a car accident, your vital signs may have been checked in the ER. It is done to make sure you don’t have any life-threatening injuries. You may also have been given a prescription for pain relief.
While your injuries may not be life-threatening, they may be life-changing, if left untreated. Emergency Rooms are not geared to look for underlying injuries that can result in chronic or future pain. For that, you need to be examined by a doctor whose focus is proper diagnosis and treatment for car accident injuries.
Remember that the amount of damage to your car has no relation to the seriousness of your injuries. Injuries, such as Whiplash, can occur at speeds as low as 5 miles per hour. It can cause chronic neck pain and headaches and arthritis. Many people do not feel any pain after a collision because the pain may be masked by shock and adrenaline. It may take days, even months for the underlying musculoskeletal damage to show itself. However, injuries were always there, so, immediate attention will help you heal faster.
This is why it makes sense to see a chiropractor right away, if you have been in a car accident. They are trained to diagnose and treat any issues with the musculoskeletal system. Unlike other doctors, who would offer you pain killers or surgery to treat your issues, chiropractors utilize several pain and injury treatment options for you. But, it is important to have your injuries diagnosed right away.
If you’ve recently been in a car accident, consult an experienced accident and injury chiropractic for an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan that can help you begin recovery immediately.
To learn more or to consult the top accident and injury chiropractic in Phoenix, AZ, call Arizona Injury Medical Associates at 480-347-0941.