May 30, 2022
You’re a busy person with lots of important things to do. After your car crash, you felt physically fine and didn’t need help, but now, a few days later, you are struggling to do everyday tasks without pain. You haven’t broken anything, and you’re not bleeding, so you wonder where you can turn for treatment and how long it will take. Keep reading to learn about how a chiropractor can help you feel better as soon as possible and what you can expect for a timeline.
Why You Should Work with a Chiropractor After a Car Accident
Depending on the type of accident you experience, your body may have suffered trauma, even if you haven’t broken any bones. Many crash victims don’t even feel the symptoms until much later, but they can be excruciating and debilitating because the spine, neck, and other structures have come out of alignment.
A chiropractor is a specialist in restoring the proper positioning of the spine and other joints throughout the body, encouraging it to heal itself without having to resort to surgery or other overly aggressive therapies.
How Often You Should See the Chiropractor
Unfortunately, treatment after a car accident isn’t a one-time thing. Chiropractic therapy needs to be repeated and slowly progressed to get you back to full health. In addition, many patients find that they have frequent visits (i.e., two or three times per week) for a while after the accident to help reduce pain and restore function more quickly. If they are showing progress, these appointments can be more spread out.
In your situation, it’s important to create a personalized treatment plan with your chiropractor so you are both on the same page from the beginning.
How Long You Should Visit the Chiropractor
As with many other injuries, whiplash and other spinal injuries take time to heal. It probably won’t happen overnight; however, if you continue to go to your chiropractor on a consistent basis, this healing period could be as brief as a few weeks, but it could take months. It certainly will be shorter than if you don’t see a chiropractor at all! Keep in mind that this timeline will also greatly depend on the severity of your injury.
Although it may be difficult to say for sure at the beginning of treatment, your chiropractor may be able to provide an estimated range of time it may take for you to feel better. Hopefully, you’ll start to notice little improvements soon after starting therapy.
In the end, each person’s circumstances are different, so the number of visits as well as their frequency may be different. However, when you work with a chiropractor, you’re sure to return to normal efficiently through less invasive treatment.
About the Author
For about 20 years at AlignRight Injury & Rehab, Dr. Zinovy Chukhman has been treating those who have suffered injuries as a result either of accidents or from sports. He is proficient in many kinds of therapy and customizes treatment according to individual needs. If you have experienced a car accident, you can start feeling better sooner when you come to AlignRight Injury & Rehab, which you can contact by calling 972-907-2800 or clicking here.
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