People experience an average of one auto accident in a lifetime, though that probability increases if you live in a sprawling metropolitan area like Houston. While most accidents don’t involve serious injury, even a low-speed accident resulting in negligible car damage can leave the occupants with lifelong chronic pain if untreated. Unfortunately, many people don’t seek treatment because they incorrectly assume their pain will ‘go away’ by itself.
Chiropractors are experts at treating auto accident injuries, which most typically involve damage to the neck and/or spine. Other common injuries include wrist and ankle injuries from impact with the pedals and the steering wheel, shoulder injuries from the seat belt, and head injuries from impact with windows or other hard surfaces. These may seem mild or inconsequential at the time but if left untreated, can lead to a lifetime of chronic headaches, joint pain, or other problems. Chiropractic care has the distinct advantage of offering genuine long-term healing. Medication, by contrast, only provides temporary relief of symptoms. If chiropractic care and physical therapy are administered correctly, most auto accident injuries will heal and future problems can be avoided.
Auto Accident Injuries Treatment
Some people decide not to seek treatment because of concerns about cost. Be aware that if the accident was someone else’s fault, their auto insurance will pay for your medical treatment. If you were at fault or were riding in the car in which the driver is at fault, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) will cover some or even all of the cost, depending on coverage.
If you or someone you care about has been involved in an accident, even one that is “minor,” call us today to get an appointment with one of our team of outstanding chiropractors and medical doctors. We’ll help you determine your coverage and provide the treatment you need to recover from your injuries. Same-day appointments are available. Don’t suffer, call today.