Before Your Appointment
In preparation for your Free Chiropractic Consultation, you will be asked to complete forms that provide background knowledge about your medical history, current condition, and symptoms your are experiencing.
Some of the questions included are:
- When and how did the pain start?
- Where is it located?
- Did the pain start as a result of an injury? For us especially to know if the physical damage resulted from a Car Accident.
- Describe the pain - is it sharp, dull, burning, or throbbing? Does it come and go, or is it continual?
- What activities/circumstances makes it better or worse?
Once we know more about your medical history, the doctor will conduct a precise chiropractic exam that includes comprehensive tests such as blood pressure, respiration, pulse, and reflexes, as well as specific orthopedic and neurological tests to assess:
- Range of motion of the affected part
- Posture Analysis
- Muscle strength
- Neurological integrity
- Muscle tone
Based on the results of your chiropractic exam and previous medical history, diagnostic studies are helpful in identifying structural abnormalities to more accurately diagnose your condition and provide compelling evidence to the insurance company why and where you need Chiropractic treatment after an Auto Accident.
The most common diagnostic studies during your chiropractic exam include:
- An X-ray exam
- Other laboratory tests if necessary and potential outside referral for an MRI
Results and Findings
Our Chiropractor at the Hinesville location will establish specific goals based on the X-ray and Exam Findings for your individualized plan of care:
- Short-term goals will include lessening pain and restoring normal joint function and muscle balance
- Long-term goals are about reacquiring functional independence and tolerance to normal activities of daily living.
Our spines are not designed to withstand the sudden force of a car collision. Each victim's injuries will vary depending on the severity of the crash.
A car accident injury can lead to long-term health issues if not treated properly, even if injuries are mild they can still cause more trouble than expected.