At Gibson Chiropractic, we are conveniently located for residents of Elverta, Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, North Sacramento, North Highlands, Antelope, and Natomas! Car accidents are traumatic in a number of ways, but they can do particular damage to your musculoskeletal system. Even minor accidents can have significant consequences, including back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and more. If you’re in need of car accident injury treatment from our Sacramento chiropractor for any of these conditions, the best thing you can do is to make an appointment as soon as possible. Prompt treatment is essential to providing the smoothest and quickest possible road to recovery.
Whiplash and Other Common Car Accident Injuries
The most common injury we see in our patients after a car accident is whiplash. This is an injury caused by the rapid snapping of your head back and forth due to the impact of the collision. That traumatic movement often leads to misalignments of your neck and upper back, which in turn cause symptoms like radiating pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness from the spot of the injury outward, sometimes continuing even down your arms to your hands.
Another condition we frequently see in our patients after car accidents is a seatbelt injury. Although these safety devices are quite effective at preventing more serious injuries, they sometimes cause injuries as well. Some common seatbelt injuries include soft tissue injuries, misalignments, sprains, and strains – Dr. Gibson can help with all of these, and more.
When to Visit Our Chiropractor
Even if you don’t feel like you’ve suffered a significant injury, it’s important to visit a chiropractor in Sacramento as soon as you can after the accident. Many symptoms of whiplash, in particular, can take a day or two to develop, but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been real damage done. The sooner you start treatments, the better your chances for a speedy and complete recovery.
Car Accident Injury Treatment at Gibson Chiropractic
When you visit us for car accident injury treatment, we’ll develop a treatment plan geared towards providing relief from your symptoms while simultaneously correcting the underlying problem. In order to do this, we first complete a comprehensive physical exam, testing the injured area in particular for things like strength, range of motion, and reflexes.
We’ll also review your medical history, as well as the specifics of the accident. Your first sessions will focus on relieving your pain by restoring proper musculoskeletal alignment and reducing inflammation. We’ll also begin to expand your range of motion again, and we’ll teach you some exercises you can do on your own to build on the progress you make in our in-office sessions.
Financial Coverage for Your Car Accident Injury
We can work with your car insurance provider to provide chiropractic care for your car accident injury! There are two options for billing personal injury care:
- We bill your car insurance if it includes medical coverage
- Work on a lien basis with the personal injury attorney to receive payment once the case is settled
We will work with you to determine the best option for your personal circumstances. Contact us today!