HOW DO CHIROPRACTORS HELP HEAL AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?
Chiropractic physicians are trained in evaluation and treatment of back injuries related to car accidents. Your chiropractor will most likely begin by asking you to provide him with a description of the accident, and complete medical history including any prior injuries. He will then take X-Rays of your spine, and will physically examine you to determine the extent of your injuries. The Chiropractor may then use any number of treatments such as hot packs, electrical stimulation, massage, and chiropractic adjustment of your spine. Normally some or all of these treatments will relieve the pain you are experiencing as a result of your car accident. You may have to visit your chiropractor three times a week for a period of months in order to correct the damage caused by the car accident. In addition the chiropractor may recommend that you have an MRI of your spine to complete his evaluation, and may send you out for a consultation with an orthopedic doctor or TMJ specialist. Your chiropractor will then be in a position to write a final report outlining the nature and extent of your injuries, any permanent injury you may have, and the amount of any future care you may require.