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Visiting a Chiropractor After a Car Accident

Posted in Accident Recovery, General Chiropractic, Wellness Library on April 17, 2013

If you were recently involved in a car accident that resulted in an injury, your top priority is likely to get better as quickly as possible. Clifton accident chiropractors can be helpful in this process. Chiropractic care is one of the top ways to get you back to optimal health and to speed up the recovery process.

How is Chiropractic Care Helpful After an Accident?

After a car accident, many people experience back and neck pain. This can range from mild pain to being completely debilitating, and in some cases the cause may not show up on standard diagnostic or medical imaging. X-ray imaging cannot show nerve damage or injury to the soft tissue, which can be frustrating to patients when their doctors tell them that they cannot find a source of their pain. Chiropractors have been specially trained to manipulate the spine and neck to realign them into their proper position, and this can ultimately relieve pain.

What Injuries Can a Chiropractor Treat?

A chiropractor can help you to overcome a variety of problems. Some of the most common include:

  • Pinched nerves
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Range of motion problems

What Will Happen at My Visit?

At your first visit, your Clifton chiropractor will do an initial exam, and this will typically involve the gentle manipulation of your back and neck. They will also discuss your medical history and what you hope to get out of your experience. At the end of the session, your chiropractor will help you to develop an appropriate treatment plan that may require multiple visits in order to permanently relieve your pain.

Is a Visit to the Chiropractor Safe?

Chiropractors go through extensive licensing and credentialing before they can open their practice. Therefore, you should feel confident that they are following a specific set of practices and standards to keep their patients safe.


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