Why Chiropractic for Car Accident Injury?

Why Chiropractic for Car Accident Injury?

Chiropractic for car accident injuries

Chiropractic treatments safely help millions of Americans recover from car accident injuries each year.

Many ER physicians, family practice doctors and even personal injury lawyers, do not know what many accident victims learn each year:

Chiropractic is the most effective form of treatment for auto accident injuries.

Medical studies show that chiropractors provide treatment that is more effective and safer than medicine, physical therapy or a combination of both. Researchers indicate that because chiropractic addresses early movement of the joints, and direct treatment to the muscles and nerves, it is a quicker and more effective treatment.

Immobilization, total rest and medication have shown not to be effective for whiplash and other car crash related conditions. Physical therapy alone or in combination has been shown not to be as effective either. Some studies even report that accident victims treated initially by physical therapists actually worsen.

Chiropractic treatment is safer than taking Tylenol for your accident injuries.

Insurance studies have shown that chiropractic interventions are extremely safe. It takes millions of adjustments to see a serious adverse reaction. On the other hand, over the counter Tylenol alone is responsible for upwards of 100,000 hospital visits each year. A difference of only 1 too many tablets over a short period of time (1-2 weeks) can result in death. That does not take into account the prescription Tylenol or other anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). Another aspect that makes “medical” management of whiplash risky is the epidemic use of opioids for these injuries. Drugs like hydrocodone are among the fastest growing abused drugs in America. They are given out freely, yet are very addictive and the cause of many fatalities each year– and they have never been scientifically proven to help whiplash injuries.

A chiropractor well versed in these specific types of injuries will address the structural and functional aspects of your injury and provide relief, but also restore normal function to help alleviate problems down the road. The key here is “well versed.” Car accident injuries are not the same as sports injuries or injuries caused by work. There are aspects of car crash injuries that require specialized knowledge and because it is a medical AND legal situation, your chiropractor must fully understand the law and what your lawyer and the courts require in order to reach a fair settlement.

Car accident chiropractor in Orange County CA : Barry Marks, DC Orange, CA 92868

Call (714) 938-0575 for a free car accident injury consult or to begin treatment with one of Orange County’s most experienced and credentialed car accident doctors.


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