No one thinks it can happen to them, but unfortunately most of us will be in at least one car accident during our lifetime. If we’re injured in the accident, choices that are made in the hours and days that follow can make a huge impact on our lives. Individuals may need to use Arizona chiropractic services for injuries sustained in an accident. The following information describes exactly what should be done following an accident and how to go about getting the care that’s needed for an injury.
You’ve Been in a Car Accident, Now What?
The moment right after impact can be frightening. The first thing to do is to call the police to make sure a report is properly filed. If injured, a paramedic should transport you immediately to the hospital. Even if there doesn’t appear to be any serious injuries, an appointment with a chiropractor should be made. Just like someone new to running may feel fine right after the first workout and then wake up the next morning with intense pain, an individual injured in a car accident may not be aware of the severity of the injuries or any injuries at all for several days. Finally, an attorney will need to be hired if there needs to be any sort of reimbursement for injuries or damage sustained to the vehicle. Many personal injury lawyers will work on a contingency basis. This means payment won’t be expected until you get a settlement. Hiring a personal injury attorney from the get go can really help you make sure there aren’t any lapses in your scheduled medical appointments. An experienced personal injury attorneys know how to get your claims adjuster to pay your medical bills as they come up.
Trust a Chiropractor for Diagnosis and Treatment of Car Accident Injuries
Chiropractors are extensively trained in soft tissue diagnostic testing. Medical massage and physical therapy may be used in tangent to treat the injuries sustained in a car accident. Finding a medical professional with the needed experience in dealing with personal injury attorneys is crucial. Your personal injury case may depend on how well the chiropractor documented your visits regarding your injuries.
Common Injuries Associated with Car Accidents
Whiplash usually refers to injuries to the neck that result from an intense impact that causes the head to whip forward or backward suddenly. This sudden movement can cause muscles and tendons to tear, causing extreme pain and joint dysfunction. There is sometimes tightness and decreased range of motion. Whiplash often occurs in an accident in which a person gets hit from behind.
Back pain that happens after a car accident can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Lower back injuries in the lumbar region can cause a lack of stability as well as sharp pains that radiate throughout the spine or down through either leg. Mid-back injuries can cause damage to the muscles or shoulder blades. These types of injuries are sometimes caused if an individual is pressed against the steering wheel during an accident.
Household injuries or work injuries can happen if a person returns to their regular work schedule too soon. Injuries that were getting better can get worse or healing could simply be delayed.
Extreme injuries can sometimes occur in a high speed impact car accidents. A few of these injruies may include a herniated or ruptured disc and muscle or nerve damage. Epidural spinal injections or even surgery may be needed when treating pain for more serious injuries.
Arizona Car Accident Medical Professionals
Advanced Back & Neck Care in Chandler, Arizona is a complete pain management clinic for patients suffering from car accident ailments. We provide chiropractic care that focuses on finding the underlying causes of pain and then we employ a variety of interventions and treatments to help patients reach their maximum level of wellness and productivity. Even if your first choice for a health professional isn’t a chiropractor, Advanced Back & Neck Care also has a full-time physical therapist on staff, as well as an anesthesiologist and massage therapists. Advanced Back & Neck Care also works with some of the personal injury attorneys in the area.
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