Got in a Car Accident, Now What?
Have you been involved in a car accident? Are you feeling neck pain or back pain? Did you wake up this morning with a headache? Do you feel like you’re forgetting things often? If you have been involved in a car accident, it’s important to be evaluated by your primary care physician or chiropractor. You may experience pain immediately after the car accident, or you may experience pain 2 weeks after the car accident. In any case, it’s important to seek medical attention by either your primary care physician or chiropractor. They will prescribe you a treatment care plan that should not be ignored.
As a chiropractor in Charlotte, we see many patients seek chiropractic care after being involved in a car accident. Seeing that metropolitan cities experience more accidents, it’s no surprise that Charlotte North Carolina has a high accident rate. Whether the accident was a minor fender bender, or a total loss, we at Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center, P.C. tailor a treatment care plan specific to your injuries. Though it’s important to seek medical care immediately, there are some things you can do to help the initial pain. Usually, inflammation occurs immediately after the accident. First, ice the area of pain. A good rule of thumb is to ice 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off. If you don’t have an ice pack, use a bag of frozen peas. Do not sleep with an ice pack on.
It’s important to take the time prior to your appointment to evaluate your own pain. When did you start experiencing pain? Where is the pain you’re experiencing? What type of pain are you experiencing? Have you experienced any headaches since the car accident? Do you have any bruising from the accident? Answers to these questions can help your Charlotte chiropractor pin point your problem and create a treatment plan specifically for you.