4 Common Myths About Visiting a Chiropractor After a Car Accident

There’s a lot of misinformation about chiropractors, especially regarding seeking their care after a traumatic event like a car accident. Let’s debunk some common myths. While the benefits of chiropractic medicine are becoming more mainstream. There are still some common misconceptions about chiropractic care.

At Veeva Clinic, we want our patients to receive quick and effective treatment after an automobile accident. So, it won’t left a feeling of repercussions for years to come.

In this article, we debunk some common myths about chiropractic care after a car accident.

Myth 1: If You’re Injured in a Car Accident, You’ll Feel Pain Immediately

Even if you don’t feel pain immediately after a car accident, you should undergo an assessment by a specialist experienced in car accident injuries. It’s common for car accident injuries to delay revealing pain or lack of mobility for weeks or months.

The pain delay is due to inflammation in the muscles that can build up over time. The chiropractors at Veeva Clinic identify hidden injuries. Then, assess soft tissue damage, muscle strength, range of motion, and joint and nerve function after an accident.

Myth 2: Spinal Adjustments Are Dangerous After an Accident

We specifically design the spinal adjustments that are part of chiropractic treatment. This is to restore health and alignment to your spine and the surrounding muscles and tissues. It’s far more dangerous to allow misalignment and tissue and nerve damage to go untreated. And worse, resulting in a permanently limited range of motion and function.

Myth 3: Car Accident Injuries Usually Resolve on Their Own

While some car accident injuries do resolve independently, most need proper treatment to heal fully. In addition, a patient experiencing pain should seek treatment to avoid long-lasting residual pain. Specifically, pain in their neck, back, hips, joints, or other areas post-accident

Myth 4: My Car Isn’t Seriously Damaged, So I Must Be Fine

Cars now are made to sustain a hit, but that doesn’t mean your body is. Most people believe that conditions such as whiplash require a hard impact to create the neck’s whipping motion and cause damage.

In reality, whiplash can occur in accidents as slow as ten mph or less. Whiplash can result in long-term conditions and pain, and patients can incur whiplash from minor fender-benders.

Trust Veeva Clinic’s Auto Injury Experts

At Veeva Clinic in Oregon and Washington, our doctors are experts in assessing and treating auto accident injuries. Protect yourself from further pain and damage by scheduling an assessment with one of the professional chiropractors at Veeva Clinic.

Call or contact us online today to schedule an appointment where we’ll develop your customized treatment plan.