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Auto accidents happen every day to unsuspecting people. Whether it’s your first time in a collision or you’ve been in an accident before, there’s no doubt you have unanswered questions about your injuries. But rather than leave your health to chance, we here at Omni Wellness Center have answers you’ve been looking for.
Is a chiropractor a qualified injury doctor?
Chiropractors are not medical doctors, but they are qualified to treat musculoskeletal injuries sustained in an accident. Though you may need traditional medical treatment following an accident depending on the severity of injuries, you’ll want to see a Charlotte chiropractor for whiplash or back injuries.
What methods will be used in my treatment for an auto injury?
Treatment always depends on the type and severity of an injury. We use a combination of modern technology and ancient therapeutic methods to alleviate pain and facilitate healing in the body. Some our methods include traditional chiropractic spinal manipulation, acupuncture, massage, physiological therapeutics, spinal decompression, and laser therapy.
Who pays for my accident injury treatment?
Any injury you sustained in an auto accident may be covered by insurance. Usually, the coverage of the at-fault driver is responsible for medical payments. If the other driver is uninsured or underinsured, contact your auto insurance company to find out if your personal policy will pay for medical expenses. Our office also accepts most forms of health insurance, including Medicare.
I’ve been to the hospital do I really need to see a Chiropractor?
Yes. A medical doctor will treat any serious injuries you may have, such as lacerations, internal damage and broken bones. However, you may still be left with sore or stiff muscles, disc herniations, and other musculoskeletal injuries that leave you with chronic pain and an accumulation of scar tissue.
Can I get massage therapy for my car accident injury pain?
Pain is a common symptom experienced among auto accident victims. In the days immediately following a collision, the body’s tissues can become sore and inflamed. However, ongoing pain often indicates an underlying injury that requires chiropractic attention. Instead of using medications to cover up pain, massage is a natural and effective technique for minimizing discomfort and also helping to improve the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment.
What if I feel like I only have minor pain?
You should still seek chiropractic care regardless of your pain level. In fact, it is a good idea to get a chiropractic evaluation after any accident – even if you have no pain at all. Injuries often produce few or no symptoms, but they can evolve into more serious complications if left untreated over time.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Yes. Chiropractic care is a safe and non-invasive means of treating neuromusculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Chiropractic carries a very low risk of adverse side effects – much lower in fact than many forms of traditional medical treatment. Not only is chiropractic care safe, but it is also an effective way of boosting overall health and wellness.
We are here to answer all your chiropractic questions. Please let us know how we can help you!