You've just been involved in a auto accident, or you were in an accident weeks ago and now you're experiencing pain. What is your best option? Seeing a chiropractor first before other healthcare professionals is your best option. Why?
1) Most auto accidents are not life threatening. Typically they shake you up, cause muscle and ligament tearing, compression of nerves and exacerbation of dormant health conditions. Going to a neurologist, orthopedic surgeon or your primary care physician is overkill. Surgeons do surgery, neurologists deal with neurological conditions (not that a car accident can't cause these, but first check with your chiropractor) and, your primary care physician will prescribe muscle relaxants, pain relievers and physical therapy. None of these treatments are wrong, it's just that you should see a trauma trained chiropractor to "quarterback" the situation. Chiropractors will do an physical exam, perform diagnostic tests and render a diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan for your specific condition.
2) Chiropractic is safe and effective. Chiropractors utilize conservative treatments as a first line in treating auto accidents. If your condition is not responding to care, the trauma trained chiropractor will refer you to the appropriate physician for further work-up and treatment. Prescription medication like muscle relaxants make you tired, and heavy pain relievers like opioids are addictive if not used properly. Why not start with safer alternatives first?
3) Chiropractors treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. If yiou take a pain reliever and after a week or two your symptoms are gone, it doesn't mean that your condition resolved, it just means that the medication bought time until your body could heal itself. It healed itself wrong, but healed itself nevertheless. You see your body will heal itself. It's innate ability will cause your body to heal, but the healing process needs to be supervised. In other words, just getting you out of pain doesn't indicate that you are better. You may develop symptoms later in life that you can't put your finger on and most likely it was not treating your body correctly when it was injured.
If you have been in an auto accident and live in the Chicagoland area like, Chicago, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Bensenville, Lombard, Stone Park, Melrose Park, Berkeley, Bellwood, Westchester, Northlake, Oak Brook and Downers Grove and have been experiencing headaches, whiplash, neck pain, low back pain, spinal stenosis, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet or disc herniations you can call Auto Accident Pain Relief Center of Illinois 24/7 at 800-862-5914.