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 July 28, 2020

Chiropractic TreatmentThe duration of your treatment after a car accident depends on your unique situation. Every case is different — the more specific information you have, the better you will be able to estimate your recovery timelines.

Please do not delay in contacting us if you need an initial outlook to plan traveling, negotiating with insurance or for any other use that would demand similar levels of accuracy. We will provide a thoroughly informed prognosis.

Timelines for Specific Injuries

The duration of your treatment would be largely determined by the location of your injury or injuries — it is often possible to work on multiple injuries at a time, but this would depend on your case. Here are some of the most common sites affected in car crashes:

  • Lower back: Chiropractic care for back injuries might be indicated for up to six (6) months in some cases before exploring other therapeutic options. Most soft tissue injuries resolve in weeks with proper treatment.
  • Neck (whiplash): Whiplash pain usually goes away in weeks if the underlying symptoms are properly addressed. Some patients benefit from multiple months of treatment.
  • Limb joints: Injuries to limbs may require weeks to months of chiropractic care.

As you can see, there are wide ranges in recovery time, even within specific categories. Apart from the injury site, several other factors contribute to treatment times, such as:

  • Severity of the injury
  • Bodily systems the damage affects (muscle injuries often require less treatment than other types)
  • Various lifestyle, health, and treatment factors

Diagnostic Efficiency

An accurate, timely diagnosis often reduces total therapy time. It helps in the identification of underlying conditions causing pain, recommendation of effective treatments and avoidance of unnecessary complications.

We would recommend anyone involved in a car accident seek prompt medical attention. As doctors, we always have more of an advantage when we can address problems early.

Consistent Monitoring

In general, we do not aim for recovery due dates at PhysMED. Instead, we would analyze your condition continuously during treatment and provide updated recommendations accordingly.

By reassessing patients, we keep treatment plans as appropriate and effective as possible. Our consistent track record of positive outcomes shows this to be the best strategy, which is a recovery-focused approach to treatment scheduling.

Health Levels

Your general wellness level will be a factor in your recovery time. We will advise how to maintain the best physical condition possible. For example, some patients might change their diets or adopt light cardiovascular routines to combat pain and augment energy levels.

Positive Action

In everything we do, we seek to address the underlying conditions and prioritize non-invasive procedures. Chiropractic care fits perfectly within this philosophy and is, additionally, often the fastest overall path to recovery.

It takes courage to face this kind of treatment — especially when you are in pain — but please know we are here to support you throughout the process. We will help you understand your condition, track your progress, and take control of your recovery. Please call us today to get started.