Chiropractor Treatments and Procedures for Car Accident Injuries: What To Expect – PhysMed
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 September 10, 2020

ChiropractorChiropractic care after your auto injury will depend on exactly how you are hurt. At PhysMED, we focus on treating the injury itself — as opposed to only addressing your symptoms. That means you will not receive addictive, dangerous painkiller drugs.

Instead of prescribing medication, we look at your injury, look at you as a person, and your overall level of health. Our goal is to put you in the best possible position for a quick recovery and a healthy, active life going forward.

Your recommended chiropractic procedures and techniques will depend on the state of your injury. At PhysMED, our doctors focus on three (3) stages of recovery. We accept new patients in any of these stages:

  • Stage 1: Acute pain relief
  • Stage 2: Correcting underlying injuries
  • Stage 3: Maintaining health and movement, and avoiding future injuries

Stage 1 Treatments

The first stage of treatment happens right after your car accident. You and your physician will work together to reduce inflammation and other causes of joint pain from your injury. This is when you will probably see the most rapid improvement.

Before meeting with you, your doctor will review your complete medical history. Then, you might expect some or all the following chiropractic procedures in stage 1:

  • A brief interview to understand your symptoms
  • Palpation, in which your doctor lightly presses areas of your body with fingertips or specialized instruments to locate and diagnose injuries
  • Analysis of your posture and range of motion, possibly with the aid of specialized devices
  • Simple assisted and individual exercises, activities, and stretches
  • Adjustment or chiropractic manipulation
  • Trigger point or joint injections
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Spinal decompression

Stage 2 Treatments

The second stage — corrective therapy — works to correct issues that could contribute to your condition or put you at risk for further injury. You might continue some of the treatments from in stage 1. In addition, we might suggest any of the following:

  • Posture or walking corrections
  • Moderate flexibility, balance, and motor-skills exercises
  • Occupational or lifestyle habit adjustments

Stage 3 Treatments

During the third stage of treatment, we focus on comfort, prevention, and overall wellness. You might continue some of the treatments from the previous two stages, although probably less frequently.

You will also probably learn more advanced exercises to expand your level of mobility — rather than simply regain it. In general, we work with you to prevent future injuries, increase your resilience, reduce or eliminate chronic pain, and promote your overall health.

Get Started Today

Please call us if you have an injury from a car crash, and it is not an emergency situation. PhysMED is registered under Florida law to act as an initial healthcare provider for insurance purposes, and we are prepared to guide you towards any treatments you need — chiropractic or otherwise — to recover as fully as possible from your accident.

We are here to help you through every stage of your recovery. Contact us today to make an initial appointment.