There are too many people who are unfortunately familiar with car accidents and the severe injuries that can occur from this traumatic event. That’s why RxWellness Spine & Health exists, to make sure your whiplash injuries get treated, and to answer questions you may have about accident chiropractic care. There are some who wonder if they need to seek a chiropractor, or even any type of medical care if they have no visible injuries, after a car accident. Below are some accident chiropractic unknown facts that we want to share with everyone.
1)Whiplash Injuries Are Not Always Visible
Whiplash is the most common type of car accident injury. It is a soft tissue injury, meaning that there are micro-tears in your soft tissue (like your muscles) and often the vertebrae in your spine get shoved out of place on impact. Whiplash is an internal injury that chiropractors are trained to treat.
It’s actually a pretty big deal if your spine is pushed out of alignment. When this happens, the vertebrae of your spine press into your muscles in unnatural ways causing pain. Depending on the severity of the misalignment, you may even lose your range of motion.
For instance, you may be able to turn your neck all the way to the right, but when you try to turn it to the left it gets stuck or barely moves.
2)Whiplash Can Leave Long-Term Effects
Another accident chiropractic unknown fact is that if whiplash is left untreated for too long, it can have chronic or long-term effects. These chronic conditions include: chronic migraines, arthritis, degenerative discs, back pain, and loss of mobility. Overtime, some of these conditions may require surgery.
3)Car Accident Chiropractic Care is Natural
Chiropractic care is natural, and does not use drugs or medication. Through spinal
adjustments, massage therapy, and physical therapy, our doctors are able to help heal
your body from whiplash. Our chiropractors do not prescribe medication because heavy drugs just mask the pain, and do not heal the actual injury.
Chiropractic adjustments realign your spine so that it does not press on your muscles in unnatural ways. Massage therapy breaks down scar tissue cause from the soft tissue injuries, and with the addition of physical therapy or exercise therapy, you can regain your full range of motion.
4)Car Accident Chiropractic Treatment Takes Time
Your body is not simply “sore” from this traumatic impact, it is injured. Depending on the severity of your whiplash injuries, it may take many weeks to a couple of months of accident chiropractic treatment
before you have regained mobility and no longer experience pain.
It is important to stick with the treatment your chiropractor designs for you, because you will have a higher chance to experience a quicker recovery.
5)You May Not Have To Pay For Your Accident Chiropractic Care
This is another major accident chiropractic unknown fact: for those who are not the liable party in the car accident, you may be able to have your medical expenses completely covered through the liable party’s insurance. When you make an appointment with RxWellness Spine & Health, just bring your claim number and the insurance company contact information. We work directly with the auto insurance companies to ensure that you do not pay any out of pocket expenses if you were not at fault.
Of course, if you were the victim of a hit and run, involved in a solo car accident, or yes, even if you are the liable party we can still treat you.
The payment options for those who can not use liable party insurance (third party) can use Med-pay. Med-pay is your medical expense benefit with your personal auto insurance plan. Your coverage will vary depending on the type of plan.
Last, but not least we do accept health insurance. When you make your appointment bring your health insurance card with you so we can verify your benefits.
Now that we have educated you on these accident chiropractic unknown facts on why to seek chiropractic treatment, we want to tell you why you should choose RxWellness Spine & Health.
Why Choose RxWellness Spine & Health for Accident Chiropractic Care
RxWellness Spine & Health is the top rated chiropractic clinic in both auto accident care and general wellness in Northern Virginia. Our doctors are specialists with advanced certifications in treating whiplash injuries. Our clinics use the latest technology in chiropractic care, including digital x-rays. In addition to our chiropractic services we utilize massage therapy and physical therapy so that patients experience optimal recovery.
Additionally, if you were not at fault in the car accident we will work with you and the auto insurance company to ensure that you do not pay out of pocket for your care. We believe in putting our patients health first.
Our RxWellness Spine & Health Tysons Corner-McLean clinic is located at 8609 Westwood Center Dr. #620, Vienna, VA 22182. Call 703-904-9666 *press option 3* to make your appointment today. For all other locations, go to our locations tab and select on our clinic nearest to you.