If you have been involved in an auto accident, then it is imperative that you seek treatment immediately. A good chiropractor will be able to offer you advice about the extent of the injuries. Sometimes, people don't feel pain immediately after the accident, but they do later. Getting a check-up will help to give you peace of mind as well as supporting your claim if you need to submit an accident and injury claim at a later date. The more time you wait, the harder it is to claim and the harder it is to recover as well.
In certain states - such as Michigan, there are time limits on the ability to claim no-fault injury benefits. You have just one year to put in the claim, so it's important that you start the process as soon as possible. You need to be able to demonstrate that the accident has caused impairment - not just pain. This means you need to demonstrate that you have had to make changes to our day-to-day life - whether that is taking time off work, getting treatment, being unable to take part in your chosen hobbies or interests, or having to make changes to your property to cope with limits to your mobility.
If you have dizziness, headaches, migraines, pain in your neck, shoulder or back, suffer severe bruising or broken bones, then you need to document this and get treatment right away. Chiropractic care is useful for getting patients back on their feet without relying on prescription medications.
When you see a chiropractor, you are preserving evidence of your condition to support your personal injury claim. The care, whether it is physical therapy, massage therapy, and/or class IV laser therapy, will help your body to heal more quickly.
Do not delay if you are concerned that you are suffering from whiplash. This is an injury that can have a long-lasting impact on your life. If you are suffering from neck pain, spasms, stiffness, and headaches, seek medical advice immediately. Car accident victims can also suffer from back pain, and from seat belt related injuries, which can affect the vertebrae and ribs. Yes, the seatbelt saved your life, but the tension of the narrow band hitting your ribs/neck can cause serious pain and injury. The sooner you get treatment the smoother your recovery will be.