Auto accidents happen all the time, and even if you don't feel injured after you get in your wreck, you'll still benefit from seeing a specialist for your spine and joints. A chiropractor is a specialist who studies the human body and how it's aligned, and a car accident chiropractor is a traditional chiropractor who works with clients who have suffered from car accident injuries.
Even a minor auto accident can cause severe, lingering, or delayed-onset bodily damage. If you were in a minor fender bender or even a major accident but you feel fine, you should see a car accident chiropractor anyway. You can get a referral to this type of chiropractor from your doctor or you can seek one of these specialists out yourself. Your health insurance company may cover chiropractic visits if they are related to your current auto accident; you'll need to ask your health insurance provider if this is a service they'll cover to be sure.
You can still have whiplash
Whiplash is among the most common car accident injuries and occurs when there is a rapid impact that causes the head to slam forward, then back. While you may think that whiplash is associated with high-speed car accidents, this type of painful and serious injury can actually happen in a low-speed accident of five miles per hour. If you have even a mild headache or body soreness, check with your car accident chiropractor to ensure your body is in good shape and your spine, neck, and hips haven't been jolted out of alignment.
You can have symptoms without connecting them
It's not uncommon to start to feel worse after a car accident but to have the symptoms be so delayed from the accident they aren't considered related at all. That dizziness you feel, or the fatigue or the headache, can be related to the car accident, but if you don't make the connection, you can continue to self-treat your symptoms as if they are related to something else. You may have a joint or nerve issue in your spine or neck from your car wreck causing you discomfort, and you won't be able to remedy the issue until you see a car accident chiropractor.
You can schedule an appointment to see a car accident chiropractor at any time. Bring your insurance card, form of payment, and medical history, as well as any information related to your car accident to your chiropractor when you arrive for your appointment.