If you venture to any moderately sized city, you are sure to notice a decent number of cars that populate the streets. Carol is a new driver who recently received her license and has been driving for about a year now. She is very conscious about safe driving and always practices proper etiquette and road safety. What Carol recently found out is that you can do everything correctly, but you can’t always make up for the drivers who don’t. About three months ago, she was waiting for a break in oncoming traffic to safely make a left turn, but a driver coming up behind miscalculated his distance and slammed into the back of her car. She believed that the car had taken the brunt of the damage, and about six weeks after the incident she began feeling better. However, nine months ago she began having terrible mid and upper back pain that never used to be a problem. She hadn’t bothered getting herself examined by a doctor, and was instead concerned with getting the at-fault driver’s insurance to cover the damages to her car.
Your car is a very important mode of transportation, and depending on where you live it may be an absolute necessity. While Carol was correct in seeking compensation for damages to her vehicle, she should have been equally as concerned with demanding compensation for her health. If she had contacted RxWellness Spine & Health, we would have walked her through the initial steps, gathered her claim number, and helped her hold the at-fault driver responsible for injuries to her body. If you are injured in a car accident don’t make the same mistake as Carol, contact RxWellness Spine & Health in Arlington today and schedule a consultation.
What Should I do If I’m Injured In a Car Accident
If you are injured in a car accident, you need to seek medical attention immediately. Even minor collisions can result in long-term pain if gone untreated. Some problems may also take time to worsen, but when you schedule a consultation with the RxWellness Arlington team, we can complete important tests to determine any serious complications.
Car accident injuries can vary greatly but can come in the form of nerve compression, herniated discs, or damage to muscle, tissue, tendons, and ligaments. Or you may suffer a back injury and experience reduced mobility, muscle spasm, headaches, or stiffness in addition to chronic pain. If you are injured or experience any of these symptoms, then the sooner you begin treatment the better your chance of recovery.
What If I’m Not Injured in a Car Accident
It is difficult to know for sure that you are completely uninjured from a car accident without a detailed exam. The impact may cause shifts or small complications that will turn into bigger problems if not corrected. Therefore, the best course of action is to schedule a consultation with a trained medical professional and have them complete a full examination. When you work with the RxWelness Spine & Health Arlington team, we will conduct a full list of diagnostic tests, complete with x-rays. We will examine every possibility and determine if you are truly uninjured.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help
Chiropractic care is extremely effective at treating various types of car accident-related injuries. It is never too soon to see a chiropractor after an injury and can be useful for documenting your condition if you go to court. When you work with the doctors at RxWellness Arlington, they will examine your current condition, and do no more than is necessary. Immediately after an accident, your muscles are likely to be extremely sore, so on your first visit, the doctors might not do too much. Their goal is to try to improve your conditions and will never do anything that will cause more pain.
Chiropractic care is also a very effective form of preventative care, and working with the Arlington care team is a good way to heal car accident injuries and prevent long-term problems ten or fifteen years later. In addition to being a great source of preventative care, chiropractics can help reduce inflammation, restore range of motion, reduce scar tissue, and minimize pain.
RxWellness Spine & Health
When you work with the RxWellness Spine & Health chiropractic team in Arlington, we will attempt to understand the source of the problem, so we can then create a recovery plan that properly targets and heals the source.
On your first visit, we will take x-rays to help us determine any damage to the spine, and use ultrasound technology to assess injury to the soft tissue. Damages to the soft tissue will heal on their own in time, but damages to the spine will be addressed immediately. The chiropractor will outline a plan for correcting any misalignments or subluxations, recommend treatments they believe will help, and provide a possible timeline for your recovery.
When you work with the RxWellness Arlington team, we will have a wide variety of treatment options designed to help you see improvements. Each recommendation will be unique to the patient and specific to their injury. Our chiropractors are among the best in the country and supported by some of the most skilled massage therapists available. They work together to provide a plan to target both the spine and the surrounding tissue, and depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend STIM, dry needling, spinal decompression, or something else entirely.
It can be too easy to ignore the damages to your body, and instead, solely focus on seeking compensation for the damages to your car. This can be especially true if you are not experiencing pain, or you feel fine the next day. It is important to remember that pain is not a good indication of injury and sometimes an impact from a collision can cause a problem that needs time to get worse. It is always a good idea to get yourself examined by a medical professional even if you don’t believe you’ve been injured in a car accident. If the doctors determine that you’re uninjured, you do not have to return, but if there is a problem, you can begin treatment immediately. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, give us a call at (571) 348-1541 or book an appointment online. We are located at 932 N Highland St Suite A, Arlington, VA 22201.