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Dr. Todd ReedFeb 9, 2016 2:06:08 PM5 min read

Tips For Healing Faster After A Car Accident

       Arrowhead Clinics Car Accident Injury Tips

Recovery from any injury in your life takes time and proper care. This is never truer than after a car accident. Because of the numerous different injuries caused by car accidents, there is no set time for healing.

Each recovery time will be dependent on the person, pre-accident health, activity level, and severity of the injury.

Thousands of people are injured in car accidents every year in the US, but many never have learned the strategies and tips to help improve healing after the crash.

The physical trauma of a car accident can cause severe injuries that prevent normal daily activities.

Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take weeks or months to recover. It is crucial to listen to your body and allow yourself time to heal before returning to strenuous activity.

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Returning immediately to your regular routine too quickly could possibly trigger a relapse. That is why Arrowhead Clinics has put together some tips for making your recovery process as painless and fast as possible after a Car Accident.

See A Doctor

Many people who have been injured in a car accident make the mistake of not getting the proper care for their injuries.

A car accident may be minor, but that does not mean you haven't sustained an internal injury or whiplash.

Many symptoms such as whiplash after an auto accident can take a few days or weeks to appear.

If you have been involved in a car accident regardless of the circumstances you should be seen by a Chiropractor or Medical Doctor to assess your injuries so you can begin healing before they become worse. 


The biggest mistake made after being in a car accident is returning to work and regular activity prematurely.

Your body needs time to repair and heal itself and it will be able to do this faster if given the proper amount of rest.

You may make your injuries worse by returning to your normal activity level before finishing the healing process. If you are not careful, even minor injuries can take a turn for the worse. 

Try Therapy 

If you are looking for a fast way to recovery after an auto accident, it might be a good idea to try therapy. While rest is important, it is also important to try light activities such as physical therapy if recommended by your doctor.

Performing light exercise and mobility work will help improve your muscle and joint function after an injury. Also, it will make your body heal faster and more completely. 

Eat Healthy

During your recovery process, you want to make sure your diet is full of proteins and vitamins.

These two components will boost your body’s natural healing process allowing it to work better and in many cases, decreasing your recovery time.

Give Yourself Time

This tip is one of the most valuable. You need to give yourself time to heal from your injury.

While this can be a frustrating time, it is a necessary time. Giving yourself ample time to heal completely from your injuries before trying to resume regular activities will avoid the risk of further damage to injuries that were not completely healed.


Exercise is also a great way to help your body heal itself and move your recovery along.

You will want to speak with an injury doctor before starting any exercise routine, and they can advise you as to when your body is ready to begin. Once they have given the okay, you will need to start slowly.

It is advisable to start with stretches alone and see how your body tolerates the movements. Beginners yoga is good for this process because it will allow you to work into a more rigorous routine later.

Listen To The Recommendations Of Your Doctor

The most important tip to remember after being in a car accident is to get and listen to the recommendations of your doctor or Chiropractor.

They are specialists in injury recovery and have very specific knowledge and skills that if followed properly will help you heal properly.

Following the instructions of your chiropractor may even end up shaving weeks off of your recovery time.

It is very important to follow up with your doctor's referrals and anything they might suggest such as physical therapy or some take home rehab. If you want to recover quickly, the most important thing to do is listen to your Doctor. 

If you wish to get the most out of your recovery, you will need to follow these tips.

It might not be easy to take the time to rest, follow up with doctor's appointments, or even go to physical therapy, but it is going to be the most optimal way for a fast and substantial recovery.

It may seem like too much at the time, but spending weeks on your recovery beats a lifetime of symptoms due to untreated injuries.

Contact The Arrowhead Clinic Today

Arrowhead Clinics have been specializing in treating Car Accident Injury victims in Georgia for nearly 40 years and are leaders in the field.

Every patient that visits the Arrowhead Clinic gets a free consultation so we can decide the best way to help you recover from your injuries.

Each patient gets a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs because we understand that no two people or car accidents are ever alike.

Not only are we experts in treating the injuries associated with Car Accidents by using Chiropractic and Medical Doctors, but we also take care to provide the proper documentation of injuries, detailed narratives, and daily reports that the Insurance companies and attorneys need for the proper resolution of your Claim.

We can even refer you to an experienced car accident attorney if you have the need for one.

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