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5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor and Physical Therapist After an Accident

Anyone who’s ever been in a motor vehicle crash knows very well that the effects of the collision linger long after the crash site has been cleared. There are repairs to make, insurance paperwork to complete, and rental cars to arrange. At first, you would think you are fine, thinking you dodged a bullet. But the symptoms will start to surface over time. It’s easy to let off the pain from physical injury as something that will disappear on its own. But it might not. In fact, the longer you wait, the worse the symptoms can become. Are you looking for ways to find pain relief? Here are five reasons why seeing a chiropractor and physical therapist after an accident is crucial:
 

1. Injuries Aren’t Always Obvious

 

Aside from apparent contusions and bruises that need prompt medical care, there are other injuries you may have sustained from the car crash without knowing about it yet. Micro-tears on your muscles and ligaments are accident injuries usually not picked up by an X-ray. Chiropractic care and physiotherapy can help mitigate pain due to these tears.
 

2. Chiropractic Care Prevents Long-Term Issues

 

Patients who suffer from mild to moderate cases of whiplash recover within a couple of weeks or so. But those with more severe cases can experience long-lasting consequences. It’s difficult to say when a physical injury will develop into chronic pain. So, consider talking with a chiropractor and physical therapist just in case. They can check your condition and ensure that there aren’t any lingering issues that may affect your long-term health.
 

3. It Is Safe and Non-Invasive

 

Chiropractors are medically trained and certified professionals to treat neck and spine injuries. While there are some cases that a surgical procedure would be necessary, chiropractic care tries every possible treatment option to avoid it. Chiropractors are holistic practitioners whose focus is on improving a patient’s biomechanics. They do this without using invasive techniques, such as surgery. Instead, they use hand-operated methods to address the problem from the inside out.
 

4. It Is a Natural, Drug-Free Treatment Option

 

Chiropractors also don’t rely on pain medications. They prefer to treat the injury naturally and only reserve pain meds for emergencies. Pain relievers are only temporary solutions and cannot fix the problem entirely. But chiropractic care gets to the root cause of the injury and works to treat the issue for the long term.
 

5. Insurance Can Cover Your Treatment


Many insurance companies include chiropractic care in their policies. Chiropractors generally work with legal professionals. They can help you provide the representation you need for your insurance claim. Just ensure that you don’t wait to get chiropractic treatment until after you file your insurance claim. Delaying treatment for long would mean running the risk of not getting your costs covered by your insurance.

Have you been recently involved in an accident? Even if you think your injuries are minor, you must see a chiropractor and physical therapist. At Brookdale Health, we can help you recover from your injuries and enjoy your life just like before. Call our clinic today in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, to schedule your consultation.

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