FAQ About Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash and Auto Accident Injury
Kilian Chiropractic in downtown Vancouver should be one of the first places you seek help after an auto accident. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions we hear at our office.
Why would I need chiropractic care after an auto accident?
When you are in a car crash, the most likely kind of auto accident you will experience is whiplash. Whiplash is the result of violent motion forward and back and left and right of your head and neck. The force of the sudden stop damages muscle, ligaments, tendons, blood vessels, and sometimes the cervical spine. You may not feel the symptoms of whiplash right away, but your chiropractor can tell whether you have suffered whiplash at your first examination. It's always best to start treatment as soon as possible. Also, you'll have your chiropractor as a witness for making a timely claim for insurance coverage.
What's special about chiropractic care for auto accident injury?
Chiropractors focus on reestablishing proper alignment of the spine. They know all about the relationship of the spine to injuries of the head and neck that are commonplace in auto accidents. Head and neck care is what your chiropractor does all day. But like your primary care physician, your chiropractor is also capable of taking a holistic view of your health, only without the complications of pharmaceutical therapy.
How will I be able to recognize whether I've had an auto accident injury?
Many times, you won't. Not only can the pain of whiplash take several weeks to several months to appear, but any additional risk of lower back pain caused by your auto accident injury may also be unnoticed for several months to several years. Injury to your lower back is something like make tiny weekly deposits to a savings account. It takes a long time, but eventually, all the pain "deposits" add up to a crippling back injury. Close out your pain account! Treatment now may prevent disability later.
But can't I get this care from any doctor?
Different kinds of health practitioners offer different kinds of care. Sure, your injuries might be so severe that you need to get into the queue for neck or back surgery. If you really have to have surgery, your chiropractor will let you know, and you are highly likely to receive highly competent care. But less than 1 percent of auto accident injury cases really need surgical service. Most of the time you will feel better and you will feel better sooner if you opt for holistic, chiropractic care.
When is the best time to make my appointment with Killian Chiropractic?
If you have been in an auto accident, the time to see your chiropractor at Killian Chiropractic is now. Don't wait for serious symptoms to take over your life. Get the treatment you need now to enjoy uninterrupted, pain-free health. You can call us at 604-688-0724 to schedule an appointment today!