One of the most stressful events in life is dealing with the issues involving an automobile accident. Automobile accidents can happen to anyone, at anytime. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is not getting a thorough examination by a Chiropractor trained to recognize and treat injuries like: Headache, neck pain (whiplash), low back pain, muscle stiffness or spasms, numbness and tingling, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, irritability, memory loss and difficulty concentrating.Some of these injuries if not immediately apparent, can take days and even months until the onset is fully established. It is absolutely imperative that anybody that is in an auto accident immediately go see a Doctor trained in soft tissue injuries such as a Chiropractor.
The reason that most people choose Chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in automobile accidents is Chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, and the resulting biomechanical instability especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with these events are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it’s only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice. Chiropractors are primary care doctors trained specifically in dealing with biomechanical insults and injuries to the spine.
According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 1/3 of all claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents seek treatment from Doctors of Chiropractic. That number is astounding when you consider the National Safety Council (NSC) has determined there to be more than 12 million accidents annually involving more than 20 million vehicles. Furthermore, 80% of these accidents occur at speeds of 10mph or less. So, accidents happen, they happen locally, and they happen to anyone at anytime.
If Dr. Craig Singer can’t help the patient, he will refer them to a doctor or facility that can. If you have been in an any type of motor vehicle accident recently, there are some important decisions you have to make, and it is critical that one of the first decisions you make is be to be evaluated by a doctor of chiropractic and seek care immediately.