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Auto Accident FAQ

Auto Accident FAQ

Auto accidents can happen suddenly, without warning, leaving you to pick up the pieces for injuries and property damage. It’s always good to get a medical checkup after an accident, even if you have no lacerations or broken bones. You may have non-obvious injuries like whiplash, strained muscles or misaligned joints which aren’t apparent at first glance. At West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic, we can help diagnose a non-obvious auto accident injury so you can get immediate treatment. The following FAQs about auto accidents can provide valuable counsel on what to do regarding medical care.

Why should I see a doctor if I’m not hurt?

“Hurt” is a relative term. Not all injuries are apparent right away. A checkup from your physician will confirm whether you have serious injuries or not. If you’re feeling pain in your neck, shoulder or back, you may have suffered whiplash or soft tissue injuries which can be treated with chiropractic care.

When should I see a chiropractor for an auto accident injury?

Generally it’s a good idea to see a chiropractor within three days of the accident to confirm soft tissue injuries or spinal problems caused by the accident, even if you’re not experiencing the full symptoms of your injuries.

What injuries are most common in a car crash?

Asides from lacerations and broken bones, some of the most common auto accident injuries are whiplash, soft tissue injuries, headaches, shoulder and back pain and bruised ribs.

How can a chiropractor help with my injuries?

Chiropractic treatments are designed to alleviate pain and discomfort of musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries. Your chiropractor will utilize non-invasive chiropractic techniques such as adjustments and spinal manipulation to reduce muscle tension, realign imbalanced joints and bring your system back into balance. Through massage therapy, we’re able to improve blood circulation to promote faster healing. We may also include stretching and strength building exercises to restore mobility and range of motion.

Schedule a Consultation with Your West Omaha Chiropractor

To schedule a consultation for chiropractic treatment of an auto accident injury, contact West Omaha Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic at (402) 334-4700 today.