If you have been involved in an auto accident, confusion can crowd your judgment to the point of forgetting about your health. While there are several things to do after an accident, your health should be a priority. At Hughes Chiropractic and Massage in Renton, we have extensive experience in treating auto injuries. Here is what we advise our patients to do after an accident.
What’s the Severity of the Accident?
If you have been involved in a significant auto accident, chances are that you could have suffered a head injury or internal bleeding. For such injuries, you need emergency care to stabilize you. However, after treating your major injuries, you can consider chiropractic care to speed up the healing.
But what if the injury is minor? Most people make the mistake of avoiding treatment when they have no pain or visible injuries after a car accident. This is usually a mistake because auto injuries show symptoms hours or days after the impact after the adrenaline has dissipated.
That said, whether you have been involved in a minor fender bender or major accident, book an appointment with our chiropractor for treatment. Chiropractors have the training to spot and treat hidden auto injuries, including whiplash and other soft tissue injuries.
What to Expect During a First Visit
If you have never been to a chiropractor’s office, you may be jittery about the whole process. Visiting a chiropractor requires no prior preparation. Once you book an appointment, the rest is handled by our team. On your day of treatment, we make a personal connection with you, then analyze your medical records before asking you to describe your symptoms.
Next, we will administer physical exams and, where necessary, request x-ray imaging or CT scans to pinpoint the location and extent of the injury. Once we diagnose you, treatment depends on the nature of the injury.
Common treatments we use to treat auto injuries include:
- Spinal manipulation
- Massage therapy
- Chiropractic exercises
- Lifestyle and nutritional counseling
Contact Dr. Hughes in Renton, WA
Have you been involved in a car accident in or around Renton, WA? Whether you have no pain or visible injuries, book an appointment with Hughes Chiropractic and Massage to prevent complications down the road. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a consultation.