Most of us assume that we might schedule an appointment with a chiropractor if we ever experience back pain. But what we don’t always consider is the importance of preventive care, or an examination after an accident but before pain appears. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, one of the most important things you can do is schedule an appointment with a chiropractor right away, regardless of how you feel … And here’s why.

Chiropractors specialize in diagnosing musculoskeletal injuries. A primary care physician knows a little about everything and might look you over and declare you injury-free. But a chiropractor specializes in the type of injuries that can happen during a car accident and can perform a more intensive search for any undiagnosed damage within your body.

Many injuries like whiplash, neck pain, back pain, thoracic compression fractures, sprains, strains, and ligament or muscle tears won’t show up on an x-ray in the emergency room. But we will find them and help you heal.

Many injuries don’t trigger pain right away. Some types of injuries that are commonly associated with car accidents won’t leave you with pain immediately after the incident. You might think you’re miraculously unharmed but begin to suffer severe pain days later. We can identify potential problems early on and begin treatment right away.

Chiropractic care can help you heal faster. No one wants to be sidelined for weeks dealing with pain from a car accident injury. Our expertise and methods can help you heal faster, so that you’re back on your feet enjoying life again.

Chiropractors can provide evidence for your insurance claims. In the event that you need to file a claim for damages against the other party in the accident, a chiropractor’s expertise in musculoskeletal injuries can provide crucial evidence in your legal case.

If you’re ever involved in a car accident, call our office right away to schedule an appointment. Hopefully you have not been injured, but if you were, chiropractic care will help you heal.