Why Do So Many Chiropractors Treat Car Accident Injuries?
The simple answer, because no one else knows how. Medical doctors are the bee’s knees when it comes to life-threatening situations like severe head trauma, lacerations (deep cuts), broken bones, etc. However, when it comes down to acute or chronic musculoskeletal aches and pains like headaches, migraines, neck pain back pain, low back pain, sciatica, disc bulge, etc. your only real choice is a chiropractor. More specifically it’s important to get chiropractic care from a chiropractor who is an expert in soft tissue and whiplash induced injuries from car accidents.
As with many professionals, there is often an unclear line between good and bad quality chiropractors, specifically when it pertains to chiropractors who treat soft tissue injuries from whiplash in car accidents. Unfortunately, all of us get bad reputations because of this. I’ve even had a patient recommend me because I am NOT a “car accident chiropractor”. Which is ironic because I had recently treated her husband for auto accident injuries. She was trying to segregate her chiropractor with other chiropractors that primarily treat car accident injury patients in order to show that I had more value.
Is a fair assumption that if a chiropractor treats whiplash induced injuries and auto accident injuries he/she is unable to be a high-quality chiropractor? NO, not at all. Just because a chiropractor treats patients with whiplash-induced injuries from an auto accident does not me that he/she is a chiropractor who is an “ambulance chaser”. At Corrective Chiropractic, we initially avoided treating injuries from whiplash and auto accident patients for this very reason. The reality is that just because other chiropractors may be symptom based or traditional auto accident and whiplash injury chiropractors does not mean that Corrective Chiropractic can’t treat auto accident patients with superior quality and the excellence of structurally focused chiropractic care that we do with all of our patients.
According to the car insurance industry estimates, you will be in an auto accident approximately once every 17.9 years. This assumes you’re an average driver and in Greenville, NC we all know that many of us here are perhaps, less than average. Whether you admit it or not the Pitt County has more auto accidents per person than almost any other county in North Carolina. And if you’ve read any of the other Corrective Chiropractic blogs you know that it doesn’t take much for there to be soft tissue damage from a whiplash injury.
Why Corrective Chiropractic for Auto Accident and Whiplash Injury Care?
If you end up getting an injury from whiplash or some other soft tissue injury an auto accident you may not want to go to the typical “ambulance chaser” chiropractor. Traditionally this type of auto accident chiropractic care focuses only on pain and symptom reduction. Often the chiropractor is a high volume office where you will your therapies will consist mostly of ultrasound, electric STIM, or Ice which seek mostly to just reduce pain.
At Corrective Chiropractic we don’t believe that this type of care is entirely bad, however, most of us want the best for our health, especially if it’s been compromised by someone else’s recklessness. This is why Corrective Chiropractic made the choice to take our structurally focused chiropractic care and apply to whiplash induced injuries and auto accident patients. We would want the best chiropractor available that was willing and able to determine the full extent of any soft tissue or whiplash injuries sustained in an auto accident. Corrective Chiropractic will do just that. Your chiropractor at Corrective Chiropractic is dedicated to providing the necessary chiropractic care to get you back to where you were before your auto accident.
What’s With All The Flyers After My Accident
It’s true there are chiropractors that use tactics that may be considered in poor taste to advertise. While this may be frowned upon there is still a need to at least get the message out there that whiplash and auto accident injuries are real and can have a significant effect on your life. There are numerous short and long term effects that are only exacerbated by ignoring them or using drugs to treat your pain and symptoms. It’s essential to get care from a chiropractor to allow for you to properly heal from soft tissue injuries caused by whiplash in an auto accident.
If you don’t know that you need a chiropractor or what chiropractor is able to treat injuries from whiplash and auto accident soft tissue injuries, then you may be doomed to suffer chronic neck pain, mid back pain, low back pain, headaches, migraines, etc for years or even decades after your car accident.
Why Are There No Auto Accident Medical Doctors?
Well, there are to some degree. You may not recognize it but medical doctors have their own equivalent to a chiropractor being an “ambulance chaser”. People just call them a “doc in a box”, which is often no less derogatory. We’d all do better to realize that there are different qualities that exist in all professions. Just because a primary care M.D. who does emergency work doesn’t practice in a hospital does not mean that he/she is not a good or even better choice for your healthcare needs. The same is true of a chiropractor treating whiplash induced injuries and auto accident injuries. After all, someone has to help people who have been hurt in auto accidents. At Corrective Chiropractic we will go above and beyond the typical standard of traditional pain care will ALL of our patients, including those with injuries from whiplash or auto accident.