Nobody anticipates being involved in an accident when they pull out of their driveway in the morning, but this is an unfortunate scenario that can happen when you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. After the accident has occurred, hopefully you’re in good health. Your car is probably another story. At Denver Chiropractic, LLC we recommend that you come to see us after you’re involved in an accident. Even if you feel fine, there may be some issues that we can proactively address before they become a problem.

Assessing the Seriousness of Your Accident

After an accident occurs, the first thing that you should do is make sure that you’re alright physically. It can be beneficial to head to the hospital for an assessment. A lot of injuries can actually appear hours or days after an accident, especially if you’ve suffered from trauma to the head or neck. If left undiagnosed and untreated, minor injuries from an accident can turn into arthritis and chronic pain. The hope is that your automobile will absorb the impact from the crash, but it’s typical for your body to be jolted pretty severely. Whiplash is a common injury that can occur from even a minor accident.

Addressing Your Pain Level

If you sustained life threatening injuries during your accident, then pain is probably something that you experienced right away. Pain is also something that may come later on. Injuries from an automobile accident are a lot like a sports injury. You may not feel any degree of discomfort until soreness sets in. Once you’ve ruled out serious issues, our office can help you cope with your pain during your recovery period an ongoing. Hospitals and primary physicians are useful during the diagnostic period, but they frequently drop the ball when it comes to the long term care of patients.

Finding Hidden Injuries

It’s imperative that you’re checked out by a knowledgeable and trusted professional that knows a lot about injuries that can occur after an automobile accident. Many of these injuries are hidden, and we want to make sure that you’re taken care of before you develop long term health issues. Your first appointment may include testing for structural damage, tissue damage, numbness, neurological effects, muscle damage, nerve malfunction and joint issues. Finding your trigger points will allow us to come up with an ongoing care plan that is tailored to your needs.

It’s a good idea to get checked out by our chiropractic staff during the two week period after your accident. Contact us here at Denver Chiropractic, LLC to learn more about the services that we provide after you’ve been involved in an auto accident. Our staff is comprised of experienced professionals from the Denver, Colorado area that know exactly what to look for after you’ve been involved in a car accident. We can get you on the road to recovery so you regain your mobility and pain-free life once again.

Contact Dr. Trent Artichoker at Denver Chiropractic, LLC for more information about auto accident injury recovery and whiplash or request an appointment, here.