Auto Accident Questions in Greenville

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions after an auto accident injury in Greenville. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Chiropractic Health Center at (864) 516-8917 and our team can help!

How can a chiropractor help with an auto accident injury?

A chiropractor will consult, exam, order diagnostic tests, form a diagnosis conclusion of what is causing symptoms, create a custom care plan to resolve symptoms, and underlying objective findings (treat the cause of symptoms).  A licensed chiropractor has a great training to help common car accident injuries.

What are common symptoms that patients experience after a car accident injuries?

Headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, nervousness-irritability-anxiety, loss of sleep, neck pain, mid back pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, elbow pain, forearm pain, wrist pain, hand pain, numbness tingling of arms and hands, hip pain, leg pain, knee pain, lower leg pain, ankle pain, foot pain, numbness tingling of leg and foot, weakness of arms and legs, chest pain soreness, TMJ-jaw pain, stiffness, loss of motion, decrease in ability to stand, walk, and sit for an extended period of time. 

How quickly can I expect to feel better?

In most mild to moderate car accident injuries, symptoms and objective findings can heal or greatly improved within 2-3 months.  In severe car accident injuries cases, this can take up to 4-6 months.  This depends on many factors such as age, overall health status, lifestyle situations such as stress level, other health problems, and occupation requirements.  Some people may experience long term permanent physical impairment and symptoms as a result of a car accident injury.

What does a chiropractor do to help treat my pain?

A chiropractor will consult, perform a physical exam, x-rays, diagnosis, and treatment plan.  A treatment plan may include chiropractic manipulative therapy-chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy modalities such as Summus Medical Laser, therapeutic ultrasound, spine disc joint decompression therapy, massage therapy, nutrition intervention, exercise rehabilitation, and electrotherapeutic modalities.  In some cases, additional diagnostic tests will be necessary, such as CT, MRI, nerve conduction study, and diagnostic ultrasound.  If clinically necessary.

Can I feel better after one appointment?

Yes, you can feel better after one appointment.  However, the outcome of the first day of treatment and follow up care will depend on the severity of the injury, personal overall health status at the time of a car accident, age, lifestyle, work requirements, and other possible aggravating factors.  For most people, it takes about 3-4 weeks until a person may feel a great deal of pain relief.  The aim is to reduce pain but more important is to reduce positive objective findings and return to full functional capacity. 

Should I go to a chiropractor or my family doctor first?

It is highly recommended to see a chiropractor first.  However, you may see your family doctor first, if following the car accident you have an issue with bleeding, fever, infection, open wound that doesn't sufficiently heal, significant loss of consciousness, or other medical complication.  For neck, back, shoulder, arm, hand, hip, leg, knee, foot pain, and limited joint mobility, see a chiropractor first.  Also, if you have severe dizziness, visual changes, severe muscular weakness, significant headaches, it is recommended to go to the ER or Urgent care center first and immediately.  Once neurological symptoms cleared by ER and or family doctor, call a chiropractor for continued care for musculoskeletal related injuries and pain. 

Why should I go to a chiropractor after an accident?

Most common injuries caused by a car accident or other accidents, affecting nerves, bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.  A chiropractor is highly trained to diagnose and provide multiple treatment options for common symptoms caused by damage and dysfunction of the anatomy mention above.  At the chiropractic health center in Greenville SC we offer consultation, physical examination, digital x-rays, 3D laser posture and foot scan, chiropractic adjustments, electrotherapeutic modalities, Summus Medical Laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, spine disc decompression therapy, massage therapy, strength rehabilitation, nutrition services, if clinically necessary. 

What does your office do differently than others with accidents?

At the Chiropractic Health Center the doctor and staff are providing professional, comfortable, and excellent diagnosis (process to find out what is causing your pain), and treatment options.  We provide chiropractic and wellness health services in a friendly, state of the art, and welcoming health care environment.  To reduce and eliminate patient's symptoms pain and improve functional capacity.  At the Chiropractic Health Center, we take you from where you are health-wise, to where you want to be, pain-free, and full, normal functional capacity.

Should I treat myself after an accident?

Taking care of your health is always a wise thing to do.  However, if you have been accidentally injured and experiencing symptoms and functional restrictions, it is best to consult a chiropractor for proper diagnosis and treatment options.  This will also decrease the chance of long term chronic pain and functional limitation.  Of course, a chiropractor wants to eliminate your pain but more important is to treat the cause of pain caused by an accident. 

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Chiropractic Health Center

30 Roper Corners Circle
Greenville, SC 29615

(864) 516-8917