Car Accident – Your First Chiropractic Visit: What To Expect
The first few days after a car accident can be exceptionally difficult. Spending hours on end calling repair shops, visiting with the insurance representative or getting a rental vehicle can take its toll on you physically and emotionally. In fact, you might start to develop symptoms that can be stress related like headaches, lower back pain, neck tenderness and a feeling of general malaise.
While most people might toss these symptoms aside and chalk them up to being particularly overextended, it is entirely possible that you’re actually feeling the residual effects of whiplash!
Whiplash is any trauma that could potentially cause your head and neck to quickly whip in one direction or another. An incredible 96% of whiplash patients suffered the ailment as the direct result of a motor vehicle accident, which makes sense considering the fact that upon impact, you go from being in motion, to a sudden stop in milliseconds.
After your accident, see your primary care provider and ask for a referral to a chiropractic auto accident specialist and who better than the certified, experienced staff at Pro Chiropractic in Belgrade, MT? They were the first in SW Montana to beAdvanced Trained in Whiplash Trauma.
When making your first appointment, you will be asked some important information about what happened, how long ago the accident occurred, as well as demographics like your name, address, auto insurance provider, and phone number.
Your first visit will be primarily a consultation, where your chiropractic physician will have the opportunity to evaluate your condition. Be sure to tell them about any symptoms you have been having, even if you think that they are not correlated in any way to whiplash or the car accident.
You will be asked to perform some basic orthopedic tests and range of motion exercises, to see where your limitations are, and determine the root of the problem.The chiropractor will recommend x-rays and additional diagnostic testing depending on what he or she concludes during his or her assessment.
Having assessed your level of injury and physical fitness, the Auto Accident Chiropractor will develop a personal care plan and review it with you, so that you know exactly where you stand. The chiropractors at Pro Chiropractic take the time to explain a care plan to their patients, further enabling and empowering them on their journey towards a full recovery.
You will find that after an adjustment you will feel an incredible amount of improvement and a subsequent, progressive reduction in the severity of your symptoms. Don’t roll the dice when it comes to your health. I personally invite you to call the caring Doctors and Staff at Pro Chiropractic today and put your health in our hands.
Jonathan M. Wilhelm DC, CCSP, CCEP, CKTP
Dr. Jonathan Wilhelm is a Board Certified Chiropractor, advanced trained and specializing in Whiplash and Car Crash Injuries. He founded Pro Chiropractic in 2004 and has successfully treated hundreds of auto accident victims. The ProChiropractic team of Chiropractors in Bozeman, MT serves Belgrade and Bozeman, Montana and surrounding areas. You can learn more about Pro Chiropractic by visiting: http://www.prochiromt.com