Why should you see a chiropractor after a car accident, even if you aren’t feeling pain now?

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There are many misinterpretations of what chiropractors do and the nature of their healing abilities. It can make it difficult for those in pain to get the best treatment for them without doing a lot of self-education prior to their injury.

For those who know, chiropractic is among the best treatments for patients looking to relieve their pain who do not want medication or surgery as the first course of action. Our goal is to bring pain relief to patients experiencing both acute and chronic pain for a wide variety of reasons. One of the most common causes for acute pain that chiropractors treat is automobile accidents and whiplash injuries that come from them.

Though it’s an excellent treatment for acute pain, chiropractic also shines in its ability to prevent pain from ever happening. This approach is known as “preventative care.” Chiropractic is well suited to those who are not currently feeling pain or aches that typically make people feel like they need an adjustment.

Physical pain can choose to materialize itself in the body long after the initial injury. An example of this is with an auto accident. Patients sometimes put off treatment because they aren’t feeling any immediate pain, but it can take weeks for pain from a soft tissue or vertebrae injury to materialize.

If you live in Florida, the law states that you need to seek treatment within 14 days to be covered under your or the other party’s car insurance claim. We always preach to our patients to make sure they come in at least for a checkup before that period expires; this way, a doctor can assess and see if any underlying issues may need immediate or future treatment. If you were injured in an auto accident, you shouldn’t have to come out of pocket or use your medical insurance to have medical treatment!

How can a chiropractor examine the body for latent injuries?

A doctor of chiropractic (DC) can examine your body and spinal column, quickly finding if there are any issues t your health long term, whether you are aware of them or not. If needed, we perform X-rays to visually assess the spine’s alignment so you can see and understand.

From here, regular visits over a series of weeks or months can correct most issues and improve your overall health and wellness. We work not just to treat pain caused by your accident but to enhance your body’s overall health and wellness. Regular visits can strengthen the body against future injuries and past injuries that could still be causing issues.

Chiropractic is an effective, safe, and affordable investment into your health. Don’t let a car accident or other acute injury be your way of discovering the healing properties of regular chiropractic visits!

Orlando Chiropractors for Auto Accident Injuries

If you’re located near Orlando and are seeking treatment for an acute or chronic injury, get in touch with Kirkman Chiropractic today. You can reach us here online or call us at (407) 291-1000. We can help you assess current and latent injuries and recommend the best course of treatment for you.

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Kirkman Chiropractic is located just south of Colonial Drive on the corner of Kirkman Road and Washington Street.

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Serving Central Florida, Southwest Orlando, Metro West,
Windemere, Ocoee, Winter Garden, and Pine Hills.