If you are one of the 80% or more who suffer from delayed whiplash, back or muscular skeletal problems, chiropractic injuries, or other physical trauma as a result of a motor vehicle accident that you were involved in, you may be wondering what the best course of action is for you to take. These troublesome issues are present in the vast majority of all crashes, and are particularly difficult to heal as they may not even manifest in the victim until many months after the accident. Because of this bodily phenomenon, it is very important for those who have been in an accident to avoid telling the car insurance company or police that they have not been injured at the scene of the accident. They may suffer whiplash or back pain long after the event, and will want to regain as much financial compensation at that point as possible.
What Happens to the Whiplash Victim in a Car Accident?
The physical events that occur in the circumstance of a vehicle crash are complex, unpredictable, and impossible to generalize. Usually, no matter if the vehicle is traveling a mere 5 mph or rattling speedily down the motorway at a high rate of speed, those who are in the vehicle will suffer whiplash as a result of the crash. This is because the head and neck, muscles and tendons, and back are jerked suddenly and moved out of place in an accident. Ligaments, muscles, and tendons can be stretched beyond their capacity, and the head and neck in particular can be temporarily jolted out of their normal position. It is very important, in these cases, to look towards quite long term treatment for those who have suffered severe whiplash, as symptoms of the injury can continue to reveal themselves weeks, months, or even years after the accident itself.
If you suspect yourself to be the victim of post accident whiplash, be sure to watch out for a whole slew of symptoms that will point you in the right direction of diagnosis. Soreness, stiffness, headaches, nausea, dizziness, bad balance, nerve troubles and pain of all levels can all be various indicators of whiplash injury. While some GPs will recommend that you wear a comforting and stabilizing neck collar to help the head and neck readjust to their normal positions following a car wreck, some will recommend only that you dose yourself with as many anti inflammatories as possible and rest.
What About Chiropractic Care?
The gentle and slow movements of chiropractic care are essential for the true healing of any serious neck, back, shoulder, and ligament related car accident injuries. Because chiropractors avoid drugs, injections, antibiotics and pain killers in favor of non invasive, deep tissue massage and movement on the surface of the body, the healing work done by chiropractors is often long lasting and immensely penetrating. It is felt on all levels, and will provide permanent relief to those who suffer from whiplash and other back problems from a car accident.
If you find yourself needing to visit a chiropractic doctor as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident, make sure that you keep all of your billing statements and direct them towards your insurance company, that of the other involved party, or your solicitor if your case has gone that far. Depending on the agreement that you and your insurance agent have worked out and negotiated, you ought to be getting most or all of your chiropractic care paid for under the umbrella of trauma received as a direct effect of the accident.
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