The recovery process for each person affected in a car accident is different. Some immediately notice obvious injuries, though others may not realize they are injured until long after the crash. By that point, insurance providers may deny coverage. Regardless if the accident was a fender-bender or a life-threatening crash, it’s important to follow certain steps to ensure recovery and prevent injuries from worsening.
After experiencing a car accident it’s important to do the following:
Contact your insurance provider
See a doctor
Although all accidents may not be classified as being severe, it can have effects on both mental and physical health. After an accident, it’s common for drivers to suffer from anxiety or for their worries to be manifested in other aspects of their lives—such as poor sleep. Though it’s extremely important to address the physical symptoms that may be a result of an accident, drivers shouldn’t neglect these emotional symptoms either.
Once an insurance claim is filed, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Quick treatment is key for a speedy recovery. Some of the most common injuries sustained from a car accident include:
Some people don’t feel symptoms from an accident until days, weeks, or months later! By then, the issue may have progressed. By treating any possible injuries immediately after an accident, the body will have a better chance to heal.
Most car accident victims are recommended to see a chiropractor for obvious reasons. Chiropractors specialize in treating these types of conditions! Chiropractors are trained to correct soft tissue injuries which are often a result of car accidents. These injuries can be treated with the AO Treatment, medical massage, or both.
For more information on how the AO Treatment and medical massage can help you on your road to recovery please visit Pragle Chiropractic and Massage Therapy at www.praglechiro.com or call 850-508-5951.
Posted by Natalie Burdick