When you sustain an injury as a result of a car accident you may find yourself stressed and in pain. This can negatively impact your daily life and interfere with the way you spend your day. Compounded over time without immediate intervention, these injuries can become life-changing.
When deciding where to pursue care for your injuries, it is important to consider how to not only immediately give you relief but also how to heal you long-term. There has been research to show that getting chiropractic care within the first few days of a motor vehicle accident can have numerous benefits.
Beginning with acute treatment such as manual therapies including manipulations, light exercises and microcurrent and then moving on to long-term treatment such as strengthening exercises and continued manipulations and adjustments in how your care will progress.
There have been studies to show that in whiplash injuries specifically, chiropractic care has had great efficacy as it includes posture control, neck rotation, exercises to strengthen, and other inflammation decreasing therapies. To get the best results, 96 hours after the accident is when you should start your treatment. In Florida, an accident victim has 14 days from the date of accident to receive medically necessary treatment as covered under the Auto (PIP) insurance.