Car Accident Chiropractor Rockville, MD

One of the most common types of car accidents that occur in Maryland are rear-end crashes and one of the most frequent injuries victims suffer from these types of accidents is whiplash. As the car in the rear slams into the car in front, the force of that impact causes the neck to jerk back and forth. This motion causes ligaments and muscles in the neck to become injured. If this happens to you, a car accident chiropractor Rockville, MD patients recommend can provide treatments that can help with the healing and the pain that you are suffering.

Why See a Chiropractor for Car Accident Injury Treatment
Many whiplash victims may not think a chiropractor can help with a whiplash injury because they believe that chiropractors only treat back injuries. The truth is that there are many car accident injuries that a chiropractor can provide treatment for and actually are more beneficial and successful than traditional medical treatments. Some of the most common are:

  • Without any obvious signs of injuries – bruises, cuts, broken bones – a trip to the emergency room after a crash may not result in any diagnosis if the victim has no symptoms. It is not uncommon for these types of injuries to have a delay of symptoms. If there is a diagnosis, the typical treatment plan that a medical doctor will recommend is medication, such as pain killers and/or muscle relaxers. The doctor will likely recommend rest and maybe icing for a couple of days, but they will not provide any treatment that will realign the vertebrae that have been jarred because of the crash or any micro-tears the victim has suffered like a chiropractor Rockville, MD trusts will.
  • Whiplash and other car accident injuries also heal faster with chiropractic treatment. Unfortunately, many car accident victims will first go to a medical doctor, go weeks or months without any relief, and then finally go to a chiropractor. This delay in treatment not only extends the time the patient needlessly suffers from the pain and frustration of their injury, but also ends up requiring extended treatment because of potential scar tissue that may have begun to develop.
  • The most popular form of treatment that traditional doctors provide car accident victims who suffer from whiplash and other similar injuries is pain medication. Pain medication is not only dangerous because of their potential side effects, but there is also a dangerous risk of addiction. Tragically, it is this type of scenario that many victims of the opioid epidemic first began their downward spiral into drug addiction. The spinal adjustment treatments that chiropractors provide are not only safe, but they are also natural.

Chiropractic treatment provides many more benefits for crash victims. To learn more, contact AmeriWell Clinics to schedule an appointment with a car accident chiropractor in Rockville, MD. Call our office to find out how we can help.