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The Truth About Auto Injuries - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Written By Martinez Chiropractic Center on September 17, 2018

None of us plan on being involved in a car accident. At the very least, they are a paperwork nightmare. At their very worst, they can cause major damage to your vehicle and your health.

But what do should you do if you find yourself in this situation?

What Are My Options for Auto Injury Treatment?

If you’ve been severely injured, your first stop should be to have your urgent needs evaluated and treated. 

Whether you’ve had to undergo emergency treatment or not, your next appointment should be for chiropractic care. Many accident victims falsely believe their only option is visit a hospital emergency room.

While that may be the appropriate course of treatment for some, you can also schedule time to be evaluated for a chiropractic checkup.

How Do I Know If I Need Auto Injury Treatment?

It’s not always obvious immediately following an accident that you need to be evaluated. 

You may walk away from a car accident and think you are perfectly fine, that a trip to the doctor’s office is unnecessary. Truthfully, this is when you need to be evaluated the most.

Many types of injuries, such as whiplash, might not exhibit any symptoms right away. It could take over 24 hours for you to feel the effects of an injury. Our bodies have an amazing ability of making us think we are physically fine after we’ve suffered a traumatic event such as a car accident.

There are several symptoms that could appear soon after an accident, some right away, and some may take longer. You will want to schedule an immediate visit to your doctor if you feel any of the following:

  • Dizziness
  • Pain in your neck, shoulders, or back
  • Headaches
  • Stiffness
  • Blurred vision
  • Irritability
  • Trouble sleeping

These are just some of several symptoms that could indicate an underlying issue resulting from your car accident. 

Whether you’re in pain or not, scheduling an appointment for evaluation is the best thing to do for your health following an accident. You will be on your way to managing your injury and back to performing your usual activities.

Chiropractic Care for Auto Injury Treatment

Our team at Martinez Chiropractic is highly experienced in providing chiropractic care immediately following an auto injury. We are ready to put together a thorough and complete plan for your auto injury treatment. Call us at (305) 388-7577 today for an evaluation.

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