We know vehicle accidents happen in Queen Creek and the surrounding area everyday. Being involved in an accident can be terrifying, painful, overwhelming and expensive! At Life Aligned Chiropractic we understand what you are going through and it is important to us to make sure our patients get the medical care that they need without adding additional stress to an already stressful situation. We understand the relationship between a vehicle accident and the injuries that can occur. It is very common for patients involved in a vehicle accident to suffer whiplash injuries that are often accompanied by concussion, muscle strains and tears, ligament sprains, bruising and soreness.
We know that people do not want to deal with everything that goes along with being involved in a vehicle accident and that includes taking care of their physical injuries. However, it is important to address those injuries as soon as possible to prevent and reduce chronic pain and injuries later. We do everything in our power to ensure that our patients experience stress free care and treatment in our office.
The most common injury we see as a result from vehicle accidents is whiplash. This is caused by the sudden movement of the head in one direction followed by it snapping back in the opposite direction, similar to a whip cracking. This causes injury, sprains and strains, to the muscles and ligaments of the spine. New research is showing us that concussions very often accompany whiplash injuries, caused by the brain striking the inside of the skull while the head and neck is rapidly accelerating and decelerating during the accident. This combination of injuries may lead to the following symptoms: pain in the neck and back, stiffness, dizziness, blurred vision, headache, nausea, confusion and a large number of other symptoms. The bottom line is your injuries may be more severe than you realize and this is especially common with those who have been involved in a vehicle accident.
What seems to happen far too often is that injured people believe their condition does not warrant medical care following an accident. They believe their injuries are minor and will heal without any treatment. The truth is that these injuries may not heal optimally without treatment and lead to pain and dysfunction in the future. Chiropractic is widely recognized as a leading authority in the area of treatment following a vehicle accident. In our office we treat patients who neck and back injuries as well as soft tissue injuries and provide support for the entire healing process.
Insurance companies recognized the benefits of chiropractic care and in many instances care can be provided at no cost to a patient who has been involved in a vehicle accident. We work with several attorneys and are always open to work with your current attorney to complete all the required paperwork to ensure that your care is provided at the lowest possible cost or no cost at all.
Reasons you should see a chiropractor following an accident:
Chiropractic Care Restores and Maintains Motion
One of the primary intentions of chiropractic care is to restore proper motion to the body. Following an accident people will often experience stiffness and pain. In an effort to combat these symptoms are bodies will find ways to compensate. These compensations can lead to long-term chronic painful conditions if left untreated. Movement is how our body is intended to function and it is required to keep us healthy and pain free, which is why it is important to get the minor injuries treated before they turn into chronic conditions.
Chiropractic Care Reduces Scar Tissue
When damage is done to a muscle, tendon, and ligament or joint the body begins to repair it by laying down fibrous tissue. While this is often a necessary component to healing the body doesn’t always account for a person’s immobility and the fibrous tissue may begin to have a negative affects. We are able to increase joint mobility and work to improve movement patterns before the scar tissue begins to hinder proper movement. We are also able to directly treat the injured soft tissue and target it to help break up the fibrous tissue and help speed and improve healing.
Chiropractic Care is Non-Invasive
Minor injuries sustained during a vehicle accident left untreated can lead to more serious conditions later that require surgery or more dramatic interventions. Many of these more invasive procedures could be avoided by treatment early on by methods that are less invasive. This is one of the primary reasons why chiropractic care is so popular with people who have been involved in a vehicle accident.
Chiropractic Care can Reduce Pain without Medication
Often following a vehicle accident patients are prescribed painkillers and muscle relaxers. When used properly these are extremely helpful for many patients. Unfortunately, even when used properly though these medications can also lead to many negative side effects. They can also interfere with a persons ability to work, care for their family, drive and many other daily activities. Chiropractic care naturally provides pain relief with very few side effects and is the treatment of choice for many patients following an accident.
Chiropractic Care is proven to be Affective
There is a reason why so many people turn to chiropractic care following an accident. Chiropractic is not new, in fact chiropractic as we know it today began in the late 1800’s. Since then it has become the largest alternative healthcare choice in the world. In fact many chiropractors today no longer work in the alternative healthcare field and are integrated with your medical doctors and hospitals. Chiropractic care has been getting great results for more than a century, and has been helping people reduce pain and improve mobility throughout their lives. Immediately following a vehicle accident is a crucial time period to improve your health.
Chiropractic Care can Support your Insurance Claim
We know that money and expenses are always a concern, especially following an accident. We hate having to discuss finances with patients almost as much as they hate having to think about it. Fortunately, most people who have been in a vehicle accident will have their care paid for by insurance and we are able to assist with that process. We also are able to recommend attorneys that work with people following accidents to ensure that money is not a concern while healing from an accident.
The most important thing following an accident is to ensure that you and your family will heal as quickly and completely as possible and not suffer any lingering or long-term consequences from the injuries suffered in the accident. Chiropractic care and Life Aligned Chiropractic of Queen Creek is positioned to take care of you through this process.