What You Need to Know About Auto Accident Write-Up and Injuries
Being in a car accident is among the most terrifying experiences a person goes through. One moment everything is fine, and in the next second, you’re a part of a serious collision that may result in both physical and emotional damage. While there’s not a single person who’d want that to happen to them, it is of a big importance for you to know about auto accident write-up and how to proceed with treating your injuries should you ever be involved in an auto accident.
Can Chiropractic Care Help with Auto Accident Injuries?
Visiting a chiropractor is one of the first things you should do after an auto accident. At Action Physical Therapy, our rehabilitation clinic treats back and neck injuries, as well as whiplash injuries, and also helps with soft tissue pain.
How Do We Treat Injuries From an Auto Accident?
First, our chiropractic team will do postural screenings to see if there are serious damages to the spine or the neck. However, please keep in mind that such screenings won’t catch those micro-tears that might occur in the muscles and ligaments after an auto accident. These micro-tears are actually the main reason why people have a severe pain the day after the accident. Actually, the body’s inflammation response to these micro tears is the reason why you don’t feel pain right after the accident. Chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy help the body release anti-inflammatory interleukin 6 – a substance that’s created by your body for healing acute injuries.
Chiropractic care also reduces scar tissue and restores motion. Due to inflammation, the tissues become immobile and thus the healing process is slow. The spine ligaments don’t get many nutrients, so you need a chiropractic treatment that will mobilize the spine and increase healing nutrients and blood flow to the area.
In most cases, patients who were injured in an auto accident have developed more widespread pain days after the crash, mostly because the original injury wasn’t treated on time. Recent studies suggest that people who had a chiropractic treatment right after the accident had increased level of pain-reducing hormones in their body.
Auto Accident Write-Up
After the accident in which property damage and injury is involved, you will be required to file an insurance claim. The staff at Action Physical Therapy will help you understand how the insurance claims process work. We will ask you to supply some basic information and once we got everything ready, we will advise you or work on your behalf with your claim filing.
A car accident is a stressful life event that can be quite traumatic to a person’s body and mind. The body of the person in an accident goes into a flight or fight response, resulting in stress, anxiety, and depression. A study that has used PET scans in people who received chiropractic care treatment for their pain found that the activity in the brain in the part responsible for stress reactions and pain processing has reduced brain activity, and thus, reduced stress. Reducing the stress when an auto accident occurs is of a big importance because if not treated on time, it can slow the general recovery time and can also increase the chances of developing chronic pain.
After the accident that involved property damage and injury, you will be required to file an insurance claim. The clinical team at Action Physical Therapy will help you understand how the insurance claims process work. We will ask you to supply some basic information and once we got everything ready, we will advise you or work on your behalf with your claim filing.