Chiropractic treatment is often recommended after a car accident. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment that brings the spine back into proper alignment after whiplash or other accident-related injuries and reduces inflammation, minimizes pain, restores range of motion, and reduces scar tissue. 80% of chiropractic patients achieve 100% success with chiropractic care alone. In studies, after six weeks of treatment, those assigned to receive chiropractic care experienced less disability and more improvement in function and reported less pain intensity and higher satisfaction with their treatment. According to the Mayo Clinic, you typically show signs of a whiplash injury within hours or days of being involved in a car accident. While it is more common to recognize the signs of whiplash within 24 hours of an accident, symptoms may not appear until after a few days or weeks.
Car accidents are a terrible reality in our modern lives. Millions of accidents happen every year, but not everyone gets the care they need and have the right to receive. Just because you don’t go to the hospital or the ER releases you doesn’t mean you don’t have damage or injuries from the accident. Many people end up with chronic pain because they don’t get the problem taken care of soon after the accident.