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The Importance of a Chiropractic Evaluation After a Car Crash

neck pain in carWhether you’ve been involved in a high-speed collision or low-speed fender bender, your body has sustained trauma. Auto accidents can result in various traumatic injuries, often causing pain and discomfort. The most common injuries include cervical spine injuries, which can manifest as neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and limited neck mobility. Additionally, cerebral concussions may occur, leading to symptoms such as headache, memory loss, slurred speech, and brain fog.

Low back injuries are also frequently experienced in auto accidents, resulting in lower back pain, hip pain, and sciatica. Sciatic neuralgia or sciatica involves pain radiating down the back, hips, buttocks, and legs.

“All of these types of injuries are best assessed by a chiropractor,” says Dr. Brown.

Why Should I Seek Care Right Away?

“The sooner you can get checked by a chiropractor the better—just to make sure there are no injuries you have to worry about. And if there are, we can fix them more easily the fresher the injury is. The longer a patient waits to have treatment or to be evaluated, the more time the scar tissue has to form, and the joints may heal in a bad way, and it’s much harder to correct that later,” said Dr. Brown.

The faster we can evaluate a patient and treat it if necessary, the easier it is to fix that problem and make sure the patient doesn’t have to worry about issues farther on down the line. That is very beneficial for automobile accident patients because we can let them know if they have issues that should be addressed at that point or if we need to refer them to any other specialists. If they do not need medication attention we can give them advice on what to do.

What to Expect – Initial Appointment

During the first appointment with Dr. Brown after an auto accident, he will conduct a thorough evaluation. This includes a consultation where the patient will describe the accident, the treatment received afterward, and any symptoms experienced. Following this, an orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination is performed to determine the extent of the injuries.

X-rays may be taken to identify any injuries requiring specialist care if necessary. In such cases, Dr. Brown will refer the patient to the appropriate specialist and ensure that they receive the necessary diagnostic information. Once all the diagnostic information is gathered, our chiropractor will explain the findings to the patient and provide specific chiropractic adjustments to address joint mobility and treat associated soft tissues.

How We Help

Dr. Brown uses various techniques tailored to each auto accident patient’s needs. These techniques may include

Additionally, low-level laser therapy (cold laser) may be utilized to aid in the healing of muscles and ligaments, tendons, and nerves.

Do You Work With Insurance Companies and Attorneys?

Our office works closely with insurance companies or the liability insurance company of the automobile that was responsible for the accident or the patient’s attorney to make sure they have all the information needed to proceed with taking care of the financial situation for the patient.

We ensure we provide a very thorough medical report to the attorney or insurance companies to provide them with all information on the patient’s physical tests and X-ray findings, plus what we’ve done with the patient, what their diagnosis is, and what they can expect from their treatment and from further issues from the accident.

By collaborating with insurance companies and attorneys, we help ensure that patients receive proper compensation for medical expenses and any pain and discomfort caused by the accident.

Book a Complimentary Consultation

If you have been involved in an auto accident, seeking chiropractic care for a thorough evaluation and personalized treatment plan is crucial. Contact Brown Chiropractic Center today to schedule a complimentary consultation. We want to help you get out of pain and reclaim your life!

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