Being the victim of an auto accident isn't just physically painful, it also hurts you financially when you are unable to work due to the injuries that you have suffered. With families and bills to pay, most people cannot endure staying home from work for too long. Dr. Keefe at Shenandoah Chiropractic in Harrisonburg provides treatment for a wide array of auto accident injuries. We have gathered some of the questions that we run into from our patients regarding auto accident injuries.
Q. Why should I see a chiropractor for treatment if I already have a prescription?
Prescription medication may reduce your pain, but it will only work to mask the symptoms as opposed to treating the source. We treat the injured area without the risks of medication or invasive procedures like surgery. This also prevents the injury from becoming worse causing chronic pain.
Q. Can whiplash be treated with chiropractic care?
Whiplash is a common auto accident injury that our chiropractor treats. Whiplash is often the result of a rear-end impact in an auto accident. The injury is caused when the victim's body is forcefully pushed forward and the head is forced back and then forward. Whiplash can also be caused by a side impact when the victim's head is forced from side to side.
Q. How does our car accident chiropractor provide pain relief?
Spinal misalignments are common injuries caused by auto accidents. The misaligned spinal vertebrae put pressure on the spinal nerves. A displaced or herniated disc will do the same or put pressure on the spinal cord. Our car accident chiropractor will realign the vertebrae to reduce and eliminate pressure on the nerves and spinal cord.
Q. What can I expect during an initial appointment for an auto accident injury?
We will start by taking a complete medical history from you. You will then be carefully examined. X-rays might be needed after the initial examination. After determining the cause of your pain and discomfort, an individualized treatment plan will be created to reduce your pain and restore your range of motion. We will use multiple treatment modalities to support your body’s natural healing response.
Get Treatment for Your Auto Accident Injury in Harrisonburg, VA
If you have recently been involved in an auto accident, even a minor auto accident, contact Dr. Keefe at Shenandoah Chiropractic in Harrisonburg. We will create a treatment plan that is designed to provide pain relief and support the recovery process. Call our team today at (540) 564-6735 or reach us through our website by using our online appointment request form.