Why go to a chiropractor after an auto accident?
Studies have shown that even after a car accident at 5mph, scar tissue and adhesions will start to form, causing the progression of the degenerative process. Chiropractors can help get your spine moving again, taking pressure off of the nerves and preventing the scar tissue from forming. We can also help to restore any muscular imbalances and correct any spinal curvatures damaged or injured during the accident.
Instead of relying on harmful pain killers and drugs, we take an all-natural approach to helping the body to achieve balance and wellness. If you've been in an auto accident, please call our office at 616-457-1168 to make an appointment to get yourself checked out.
Not only will we give you individual attention by creating custom treatment plans based on your needs, but we will personally assist you with the maze of paperwork you will face. Our staff is trained in working closely with insurance companies and attorneys. Our goal is to make getting the care you need a more enjoyable process and to minimize any of the stress of dealing with insurance companies.
What if you walk away from an auto accident with no apparent injury at all? You need to get checked anyway! As strange as it may sound, you may not feel any pain or other symptoms of spinal damage for weeks or months after your accident. But by the time your symptoms finally appear, scar tissue has already built up in the area, making healing and pain relief that much more difficult to achieve.
There are three main ways we help our auto accident injury patients.First is using the appropriate therapy in each of the three phases of healing.During the inflammation phase, our therapeutic goals are to reduce your pain and inflammation.The importance of the repair phase of healing is to receive physical medicine such as chiropractic treatment to help the injured tissue return to normal in all three joint ranges of motion.The last phase of healing requires therapy to increase the injured tissue strength and elasticity. The purpose of this is to prevent the possibility of permanent injury and recurrences.
Documentation of all your injuries is vital in the event you have a claim and your case goes to trial. Our doctors are trained in the proper documentation of auto injuries and if necessary will provide this information in the court of law.