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Why do you need to see a chiropractor after a car accident?
Dr. Summer TurnerMar 23, 2021 11:04:37 AM4 min read

5 Reasons To Choose Chiropractic Care After An Auto Accident

Car accidents happen every day in the United States, leaving people injured and needing quality medical care.

Many people feel fine after car accidents, especially minor ones, and refuse medical treatment.

But within a few hours or days, they finally begin to feel the effects of the accident.

Here's how long after an accident it can take for symptoms to appear.

If you don't seek care for your injuries after an auto accident, they can turn into chronic issues you have to deal with for the rest of your life.

And, it could cost you thousands in medical bills.

That's why, even if you feel fine after a car accident, you should see a car accident doctor who can diagnose and treat many car accident injuries.

In the article below, we will discuss 5 reasons to choose chiropractic care after an auto accident.

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1. You Will Avoid Long-Term Complications 

The best reason to visit a chiropractor after a car wreck is so your car accident injury can heal before it turns into a chronic condition.

Being involved in a car accident can cause severe damage to your neck, back, and spine, even if your adrenaline masks the injury immediately following your accident.

Chiropractic care will get straight to the root of your problem, relieving you of pain, and will make sure things don't get worse.


2. Injuries Aren't Always Immediately Apparent

We've touched on this a few times, but it is essential to emphasize - you won't always feel injured right after your car accident.

Due to adrenaline rushing through your body, you likely won't feel pain after the accident, tricking you into believing you made it out without injury.

But when the adrenaline wears off, you will finally start to notice injury symptoms.

The best way to deal with car accident injuries is to deal with them as soon as possible before they have a chance to get worse.

Going to a chiropractor for a physical exam after your accident will allow them to diagnose and start treating any injuries right away.

Seeing a chiropractor right away allows you to have injuries taken care of you might not even know you have.


3. Your Car Accident Chiropractor Will Help You Document Your Injuries and Find A Personal Injury Lawyer

Aside from your physical recovery, your car accident chiropractor can also help with your financial recovery.

When you see an auto accident chiropractor after a car wreck, they will help you document your injuries to assist you with your auto accident claim.

If you wait too long to see a chiropractor for your auto accident injuries, it will be harder to prove that your accident indeed caused your injuries.

Seeing your chiropractor right away so they can document your injuries will help you win your insurance claim.

If your accident was due to another driver's negligence, your chiropractor can help you find a reputable personal injury attorney in your area.


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4. Your Chiropractor Can Help You Manage Pain

Whether you feel pain immediately or not, you will likely feel some after-effects of your car accident. 

It could be back pain, neck pain, or pain in any part of your body. Your chiropractor will help you manage your pain so it doesn't disrupt your life.

Using chiropractic manipulation, your chiropractor will also help you avoid taking pain medication that could have adverse side effects.


5. Your Chiropractor Will Help Prevent Tissue Scarring and Reduce Inflammation

It is not unusual for people to experience inflammation in their spines after a car accident.

Inflammation isn't always bad, but too much inflammation can be harmful.

Inflammation can be tough to manage, but your chiropractor will help you reduce the heat and swelling in your auto accident injury.

They will also help keep scar tissue from forming after your accident.

Spinal manipulations will help break up scar tissue in your muscles so they can heal effectively.


Contact Arrowhead Clinic Today

These are just 5 reasons to see an auto injury chiropractor after an auto accident.

If you've been involved in a car accident and you have yet to see an auto accident chiropractor, don't wait any longer.

Arrowhead Clinic specializes in treating accident victims after auto accidents. They strive to restore your health as quickly and effectively as possible.

Even a minor fender bender can be life-changing, but with the help of the expertly trained chiropractors at Arrowhead Clinic, you can be back on your feet in no time.

All of Arrowhead Clinic's locations offer Free Consultations so they can evaluate your injuries and determine the best course of action, all free of charge.

If you have been in a car accident and need the help of an experienced car accident chiropractor after an accident, click the button below to schedule your Free Consultation with Arrowhead Clinic.


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Dr. Summer Turner

Dr. Turner is Arrowhead Clinic’s Atlanta Chiropractor. She is originally from North Carolina but has traveled all over the country pursuing her career as a Chiropractor by treating people who have been injured in accidents and people who suffer from chronic pain. She has been with Arrowhead for many years, fulfilling her desire to help accident victims and patients who suffer from chronic pain conditions. Dr. Turner is well-versed in chiropractic care with an emphasis on sports-related therapies. She had the opportunity to train under the chiropractor for the Carolina Panthers to complete her Master's in Sports Rehabilitation. She studied under two more chiropractors, which allowed her to sharpen her skills and adjusting techniques. Dr. Turner is certified in several soft tissue techniques, including Active Release Technique (ART) and Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), as well as a movement diagnosis technique called Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Dr. Turner believes that movement is life and, as such, plays a critical role in overall health. She has always been passionate about helping people improve their quality of life, be it through chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and/or a variation of physical modalities. She has helped many individuals achieve a healthier life. A recent review left by one of Dr. Turner’s patients stated, “Great customer service from staff. Quick and effective service from the doctor.” Dr. Turner offers free, same-day consultations to anyone in pain. She is available for appointments Monday-Friday from 9 a.m to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.