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Why should I see a chiropractor after a car accident?

Chiropractor after a car accident

Even if you have no immediate pain, chiropractors are trained to find hidden injuries that may show up later on. It is a common misconception that the amount of car damage is directly related to how injured a person is after an accident. Sometimes we hear, “It was just a fender bender, I feel fine”. Then months down the road they seek care to our office for headaches or neck stiffness. A study published by the Society of Automotive Engineers proved this to be true in 1997.  It is always important to be checked out within 2 weeks of the accident to check for these hidden injuries, as they can lead to chronic pain or arthritis. Some of the very common injuries we see include neck pain, headaches, low back pain, numbness and/or tingling into the extremities.

So how does it work? Here at New Age Chiropractic, we use dozens of adjustment techniques to customize to the patients’ medical conditions. We also use soft tissue techniques, therapeutic exercises, and state of the art physiotherapy machines to speed up the healing process. The goal is to return you back to 100% function and pain free as quickly as possible, without harmful medications or invasive injections. These options can sometimes be only temporary and very costly. A Consumer report study of over 3,500 people showed nearly 90% success when seeking chiropractic care first for treatment of low back pain post-accident. Feel free to contact our office if you have any questions!

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