If you’ve recently been in an auto accident, you may still be reeling from the damage or injury it has caused. Auto accident injuries can range from simple cuts and bruises to broken bones to spinal misalignments that lead to neck, shoulder, and back pain. At Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we have ample experience treating neck and back pain caused by auto accident musculoskeletal injuries. These FAQs provide greater insight into chiropractic care for auto injury.
What kinds of musculoskeletal injuries can an auto accident cause?
Whiplash is a common injury caused by rear end collisions. Whiplash occurs when your head whips forward and back uncontrollably due to a sudden impact. This abrupt movement strains muscles and tendons in your neck, causing pain, stiffness, and restricted mobility. Other injuries include sprains and strains, herniated discs, spinal misalignments, torn ligaments, and subluxations, all of which can cause pain and discomfort for days or weeks to come.
How do I know I have one of these injuries?
The best way to know for sure if you've suffered a musculoskeletal auto injury is to schedule an evaluation from your Sheridan chiropractor as soon as possible after your accident. We’ll provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your condition. At that time, we'll determine if you’re a good candidate for chiropractic treatment.
What injuries can a chiropractor treat?
Dr. Jones, your Sheridan chiropractor, has experience treating all kinds of musculoskeletal auto injuries, from whiplash to herniated discs. We utilize safe and effective chiropractic techniques and other natural therapies like massage, acupuncture, and corrective exercises to relieve pain and restore body function and mobility. In addition to treating your pain, we’ll treat the source of your pain to help you heal from your injury.
Should I see a chiropractor even if I’m not in pain?
We recommend seeing a chiropractor even if you feel no pain immediately after an accident. It’s not unusual for people to experience muscle or joint pain days or weeks down the line. By that time, injuries have typically gotten worse. By getting an evaluation as soon as possible after an accident, you’ll know for sure whether or not you have a musculoskeletal injury that requires treatment.
Will my auto insurance cover chiropractic care?
Chiropractic treatments may be covered under auto insurance depending on your policy. If the accident wasn’t your fault, the insurer of the driver at fault may cover your treatment.
See Dr. Jones, Your Sheridan Chiropractor, for Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment
Chiropractic care offers a safe, natural, drug-free means of pain relief from auto accident injuries. To schedule a consultation for diagnosis and treatment of an auto injury, contact Bighorn Mountain Chiropractic and Acupuncture at (307) 655-5808 at your earliest convenience.