5 Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor After a Car Accident

Were you in a car accident? Did you feel fine for a day or two and then begin to experience aches, pain, nausea, or headaches? Here are 5 reasons you may need to seek chiropractic care:

1 – You May Have an Injury and Not Know It

Most individuals think that they will be in pain if they have an injury, but this is not always true. Damage to the muscles, joints, nerves, soft tissues, and spine may hurt, but there are no guarantees. Our bodies are quite amazing and are able to compensate for injuries so we may be able to continue on with life without realizing there is a problem.

After a car accident, if you choose to seek car Pain Relief Partners, Dr. Kessinger will meet with you, learn about your medical history, perform a physical exam, and ask questions about your car accident. Based on his findings, a treatment plan will be developed to help you with the cause of the injury.

2 – It Is Less Invasive

Chiropractors rely on manual therapy, which is therapy of the hands. A joint adjustment may be necessarily to properly realign a joint. At Pain Relief Partners, Dr. Kessinger uses a gentle approach to chiropractic care. He avoids the “cracking” and aggressive manipulation of joints instead choosing to treat primarily with arthrostim and percussion, two less forceful methods of treatment.

3 – No Medications

As previously stated, chiropractic care involves the use of manual therapy – this is 100% all natural. Chiropractors want to eliminate your pain and do so by going directly to the source. You do not have to worry about addiction, medication interactions, or side effects that can be associated with the use of prescription medications.

4 – It Is Safe

Although chiropractic care is 100% natural, is there is some concern about the force used in adjustments. As mentioned above, Dr. Kessinger prefers gentle treatment rather than forceful manipulations because he wants to give the patient both safe AND effective treatment. Two of the tools he regularly uses are arthrostim and a percussor. Arthrostim has been described as “a tiny jack hammer” that makes small and gentle adjustments to the joints. A percussor provides deep tissue therapy increasing blood flow to the muscles and helping to relax bound up muscles.

5 – It May be Covered by Insurance

Following a car accident, your focus may be on costs. After all, your car has been damaged, and you may be missing work. As previously stated, some injuries are hard to spot immediately following an automobile accident, so x-rays and a physical exam should be done to determine if there are injuries even if there is not pain. Don’t wait to get diagnosed until after the incident and after all insurance claims have been filed. Many car insurances cover chiropractic care – while the insurance claim is open.

Luckily, many insurance providers extend coverage for chiropractic care. Many realize that it can lower their operating costs. The onetime cost of neck realignment is much cheaper than 10 years of prescribed pain medications or an invasive surgery that requires weeks of rehab and the risk of surgical complications that could require additional time in the hospital.

At Pain Relief Partners, we offer cash plans and payment options if you do not have insurance, have used all of your insurance benefits, or if your insurance does not cover chiropractic care. Give us a call to learn more about what we can do to help you recover from your car accident.

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