A car accident is the last thing anyone would ever want to experience, but unfortunately it is a possibility in our modern world. In Virginia, the Department of Motor Vehicles’ most recent report states that there have been 42,425 injuries related to auto accidents, and nearly a third of those injuries have been reported in Fairfax County. This means that a little over 14,000 people in our area suffer from auto accident related pain. Our team at RxWellness Spine & Health is ready to insist and treat anyone who suffers from pain that ranges from mild to chronic.
Sometimes auto accident pain is immediate, but oftentimes our bodies go into shock and we are unable to feel the full extent of any injuries sustained. This is why it is important to be proactive, and seek an auto accident chiropractor as soon as possible. Sometimes neck or back pain might not be apparent until days after the initial incident. Oftentimes your body might be experiencing problems that you might not pick up on if all you rely for notification on is pain. So, if you have been involved in a car accident, it is important to make an appointment with the auto accident chiropractor at RxWellnes and get checked out immediately. It is better to know you are fine, than to assume you are, and find out later that you are not. Whether you have whiplash or an injury to your lower back, our auto accident chiropractors at RxWellness can help you recover through various techniques such as:
Cold laser therapy
The RxWellness auto injury program is unique because our auto accident chiropractors use a combination of chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and soft tissue manipulation. The program consists of three critical phases:
Relief care focuses solely on relieving the pain symptoms from your auto accident injury. During relief care only chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy are used. The goal of this phase is to minimize your symptoms from your injuries through noninvasive methods. During this stage our priority is to reduce pain and get patients to a point where they can do normal activities with ease.
The most common problem we see is that once pain symptoms have been reduced most patients stop coming, assuming they are better. However, pain is not the best indication of injury, so once they stop coming the pain often returns. Therefore, it is important to note that you might still be injured even if you are not experiencing pain. It is important to stick with the treatment plan your auto accident chiropractor has designed for you all the way through to the end.
During corrective care physical therapy begins. The primary focus of corrective care is to increase function and capacity for your daily activities through active rehabilitation. The exercises during physical therapy are aimed at restoring the strength of muscles, stabilizing your posture, increasing range of motion, and reeducating your muscles.
Physical Therapy is an important part of rehabilitating injury, so it is important to complete the exercises your auto accident chiropractors assigns you. However, more important than doing the exercises is doing the exercise correctly. Incorrectly doing techniques might exacerbate your injury, make it worse, or even cause a different injury. This is why our auto accident chiropractors at RxWellness recommend waiting until after a few visits before attempting exercise on your own. We want to make sure you are doing them correctly or not at all. This is the only way to get the most out of your treatment plan.
Once you have completed the first two stages you should schedule periodic visits to maintain the optimal function you’ve regained. Routine spinal checkups and adjustments ensure that you don’t regress.
This is probably the most important stage because it requires the most commitment. Once your injury is fully healed, you might think you never need to visit a chiropractor again. However, staying actively involved in your wellness and doing routine appointments is the best way to stay pain-free long term.
The auto accident chiropractors at RxWellness customize physical therapy and active rehabilitation based on the extent of your injuries. Our physical therapy program is individualized to meet the needs of our injured patients.
Physical therapy and chiropractic care work best for the overall health and wellness of the patient. A chiropractic adjustment puts the body in alignment. Physical therapy strengthens the muscles, so they can better support the corrected alignment of the spine. Chiropractors and physical therapists are able to provide the best treatment for their patient. Our auto accident patients have found that this combination provides lasting success for relieving their pain.
We believe in treating the whole person to obtain optimal functionality, so we focus on treating more than just the presented symptoms. We focus on re-educating the muscles to better achieve an active and healthy lifestyle.
We also use other types of non-invasive chiropractic care to help heal the damage from the auto injury. Visiting the auto accident chiropractors at RxWellness Spine & Health for immediate evaluation, will allow them to diagnose and treat any injuries or pain before they restrict movement, or potentially slow down the healing process. At RxWellness Spine & Health, our auto accident chiropractors in Herndon, VA can help you get back on your feet, back to work, and back to living pain-free.
Our expert chiropractic team helps you do more than just recover from your auto accident injury. We help process your auto accident claim through the correct channels, so you do not have to stress about it. This way you can recover from an auto accident worry-free.
We accept claims from the following insurance providers and others:
- State Farm
- Met Life
- Elephant Insurance
- Erie Insurance
- Department of VA
For a complete list of the insurance providers we accept or to discuss any insurance related questions, call our office at (703) 904-9666. Press extension for location of choice.
Do not let your injuries from an auto accident go untreated. Take control and visit our clinic to assess the damage and start the journey to healing your body
Should I go to the hospital after my car accident?
Depending upon the severity of the impact, it is always a good idea to get yourself checked-out. Always, go to the emergency room to check for broken bones and concussions immediately after a major car accident, and especially the airbags were deployed. Be sure to do a follow-up with your local auto accident chiropractor for a more specialized evaluation for potential soft tissue damage, even if no broken bones were detected in the ER. Concussions can also be treated by an experienced auto accident chiropractor.
Is it normal to feel sore all over my body after a car accident?
Yes, soreness can be a symptom of whiplash and other soft tissue damage as a result of a car accident. You should schedule an appointment with your local auto accident chiropractor as soon as possible in order to avoid long term damage to your spine and muscle tissue.
How is Whiplash affecting my body?
If you are experiencing whiplash after an accident, this might be the result of spinal misalignment and soft tissue damage. Auto accident chiropractors are trained at correcting these types of injuries and treating your symptoms.
What is the difference between Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care?
Physical therapists are able to relieve muscular stress, however they are not trained to correct spinal misalignments. Chiropractors are doctors of the spine who can correct misalignments and treat soft tissue damage resulting from the car accident.
Why should I see a chiropractor after my car accident?
Even if you experience no immediate pain, it is still important to be evaluated by an auto accident chiropractor. It is common for people not to feel pain until a few days after, or even a week after their accident. The lack of immediate pain is misleading and could cause further damage down the road.
Why am I experiencing back pain after my car accident?
Many times the impact from the car causes your spine and body to go out of alignment. The misalignment causes pain and discomfort along your spine and neck, which could affect other parts of your body. An auto accident chiropractor can treat the injury and fix the misalignment in your spine.
How am I going to pay for all my medical bills?
If the offending driver was issued a ticket, then the fault is on the driver. That means the liability and all payments will come from that person’s insurance company. Therefore, no money will come out of your pocket for property damage (car), missed work and bodily injury. Bring the claim number to your first appointment. If you have questions about your claim number and would like to schedule an appointment for your car accident injuries call 703-904-9666 and our friendly staff will assist you.