What to do after an auto accident?
Even if you’re in the tiniest auto collisions, your concerns shouldn’t end with a final interview with the police before leaving the scene of the accident. Your car may not show any signs of damage in crashes up to 12 miles per hour, but it’s very possible for your body to sustain an injury at this speed. In fact, more than half of all whiplash injuries happen in instances where there is no damage to the vehicle. This is why your upper cervical chiropractor should be the first line of treatment after any car accident—regardless of the severity of the crash.
It’s possible that you may not feel injured after a minor crash, but you should always make an appointment with your chiropractor right away. Not only is it important to have your spine examined to ensure no trauma has occurred, but if you don’t see a medical practitioner immediately after an accident, your insurance company may be able to separate your accident from your injury.
1. Be Patient – You will get better, but it can takes months of healing as your body experienced a very large amount of force.
2. Flare Ups – It is normal to have aggravations of your injuries. Healing is an up and down process.
3. Getting to 100% – Follow your treatment plan!