Have you been in a car accident in San Diego, CA? There is huge misconception that the injuries caused by a car accident are always immediately noticeable or at least recognized in the first few weeks following the incident. In reality, many of the injuries that occur during an automobile collision can take years to manifest and become problematic. Even car accidents that occur at speeds as low as 10 mph are substantial enough to cause damage to the delicate musculoskeletal system. While these injuries may be minor at their onset, they often develop into serious problems and conditions down the road.
The reason that this occurs is that typically the stress involved with an accident distracts people from being concerned about their own health. Understandably, car accident victims are usually more worried about the damage to their vehicles and the ensuing bills, rather than their own safety. The results of this confusion can have catastrophic consequences for the body. The initially unnoticeable damage sustained by the body, commonly progresses into a life long journey of pain and continual treatment. Sadly, once these injuries are noticed people often fail to attribute it to the accident and even if they do, the compensation provided by their insurance or wrongful party is not available. Therefore, if you have been involved in an auto accident in San Diego, CA, it is extremely important that you contact our Biophysics Chiropractic as soon as possible to schedule a complete examination.
Do I Need a Chiropractor?
The number of injuries that can occur following a car collision are endless. It is important to remember that the type of injury is not always related to the mechanism of the crash. Some of the worst injuries have resulted from some of the most minor accidents. So do I need a chiropractor? Our doctors at Biophysics Chiropractic have had patients present with concussions, fractures, muscle stiffness, headaches, blurry vision, dizziness, sprains, strains, back and neck injuries following some of the most minimal of accidents. The one thing that all of these injuries have in common is that they involve the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors are known as one of the most highly trained health care professionals for the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. You wouldn’t visit a dermatologist for the treatment of a stroke would you? This is why so many people in the greater San Diego, CA area have chosen Biophysics Chiropractic for the treatment of their car accident injuries.
Many people believe that the driver of the vehicle or the person at fault is the most likely to be injured during an automobile collision. The truth is that all of the people in the vehicle may be hurt, regardless of where the point of impact occurred. Just because the person has no signs of visible trauma, such as fractures and bleeding, don’t underestimate the injuries that they may have sustained. Imagine the power that is required to produce a dent in a car or shatter the glass. Now realize that a large portion of that power is being absorbed by all of the people in the vehicle. With this in mind, it is easier to see why so many injuries can occur in car collisions.
As mentioned earlier in the article, the stress created by an automobile accident can be immense. These high levels of stress cause abnormally large amounts of stress hormones to be released, many of them with pain relieving properties. These hormone levels don’t return to normal immediately following the accident, but instead can stay elevated for months. It’s no wonder then why so many injuries and pain is often overlooked in the initial stages following the accident. Our chiropractors at Biophysics Chiropractic are one of the most highly trained professionals for discovering these hard to detect injuries. If necessary, x-rays or MRI studies will be used in combination with a complete history, physical, neurological, and orthopedic examination to make sure that no areas are missed. If the injury discovered is beyond our scope of treatment, our office is connected with other local health care facilities so that the most appropriate referral can be made. Our Biophysics Chiropractic is also trained in properly submitting insurance claims so that you can concentrate on your healing. So if you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, please schedule a consultation with our San Diego, CA office today.