Have You Been Injured In An Accident?
If you've been in an auto accident, go see a chiropractor immediately. Treating auto accident victims is one of the things that chiropractic treatment is best known for. Auto accidents are very common, and with so many people on the roads, it shouldn't really be surprising. Auto accident statistics for the last 10 years show that on average about 15,000 car accidents occur across the U.S. on a daily basis, with about half of all accidents resulting in injuries to drivers and passengers.
One of the most common types of auto accidents is when one car hits another car from behind, something that is often referred to as being rear-ended. The most common symptoms reported after such accidents are neck pain, headaches and lower back pain. These symptoms bundled together are commonly known as whiplash. Whiplash is one of the most common types of injuries after an auto accident, and it's one of many different types of spinal injuries that a patient may have to see a chiropractor for. Whiplash happens due to the sudden impact from behind that causes a person to be violently pushed forward and back in their car much like cracking a whip. While a seat belt and an airbag may very well save your life in an auto accident, they can't prevent whiplash.
We Treat Whiplash
While a chiropractor is an excellent resource if you've been injured in an automobile accident, make sure you get checked out by a physician as well immediately after the accident, even if you don't feel that anything is wrong. You could have a concussion for example. Some auto accident injuries have minimal symptoms or even no symptoms at all. According to the Center for Disease Control a concussion or traumatic brain injury(TBI) is:
"...a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. In 2010 2.5 million TBIs occurred either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries. A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild,” i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe,” i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury."
After you have been discharged by a physician or by a qualified member of his or her staff, then you should schedule an appointment with a chiropractor immediately.
Why Should You See A Chiropractor After An Auto Accident?
An auto accident chiropractor can not only help you recuperate, they can help you to improve your overall health as well. Chiropractic treatment focuses on helping the body to heal itself. Instead of using invasive surgery, or drugs that often have dangerous side effects, Chiropractic care takes a more natural approach to the healing process. The human body has tremendous recuperative abilities that can be unlocked if the body is prompted in the right way. A Chiropractor will use a combination of gentle joint manipulation to realign the spine, along with muscular massage, and lifestyle modification including an anti-inflammatory diet, and the introduction of exercises designed to help the body heal. The combination of these different types of treatment can really do wonders in helping patients recover from whiplash and spinal injuries.
At Pivonka Health & Wellness our doctors have 20 years of experience in dealing with the injuries brought on by car/auto accidents. Chiropractic care after auto accidents has been shown to be superior to any other form of care. This is due to the simple fact that Chiropractic adjustments help to restore better function to injured spinal joints and this leads to less pain and faster recovery times. At Pivonka Health & Wellness in Gilbert we take Chiropractic one step further by making sure that our auto accident patients also receive the best in spinal restoration, which puts the spine back into its normal position. Research has shown that restoring normal spinal structure after a car accident is critical to reduce the possibility of chronic pain and spinal arthritis.
If you have been involved in an auto accident and you are having pain please don’t hesitate to call Pivonka Health & Wellness in Gilbert. We will do our best to ensure that the paperwork is handled for you, that you feel better and that your bill gets paid without a hassle. Call us today at (480) 892-0022
Pivonka Health and Wellness
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296