Car Accidents in Hampton Roads
Have you been involved in a car accident? Everyday accidents happen in Chesapeake, Norfolk, all over the Hampton Roads area. It can be difficult finding the most effective and appropriate care following a car accident. Because of the vast number of injuries that often follow collisions, this decision is extremely important. In our website, Planet Wellness Chiropractic will assist you in making these crucial initial decisions that can have a profound impact on your health and wellbeing.
Injuries following car accidents can vary greatly and depending the speed of both cars involved in the collision, seatbelts, airbags, the position of the headrests, and bracing for impact, etc. The magnitude of the collision doesn’t always determine the severity of the ensuing injury. Many time minor accidents have caused severe damage to the spine, nervous, and other bodily systems. One of the most common injuries involved with car accidents is whiplash, but cuts, concussions, muscular/ligament damage, broken bones, and internal injuries may also occur. People are often under the misconception that the injuries resulting from an automobile accident are always immediately noticeable or recognized within the first few days or weeks following the incident. However, the opposite is true and this idea often results in some of the most serious injuries that occur being overlooked. Therefore, if you have been in an accident it is important that you undergo a complete evaluation by our Planet Chiropractic in Chesapeake team.
Comprehensive Care for Auto Accidents?
Automobile accidents often can damage multiple tissues and structures associated with the spine. The ligamentous, muscular, and osseous damage often creates an uneven pull on the spine. If these persist and no appropriate treatment is received, the possibility of neurological problems over the many years following the injury becomes highly likely. This uneven pull on the spine often limits the normal motion of the back, leading to early signs of degeneration and other disease processes. Our Planet Wellness Chiropractic doctors are trained to address all aspects of the body through a combination of physical therapy, nutritional/supplemental advice, and soft adjustments of the misaligned bones throughout the body. This multi-faceted approach has been shown to be one of the most effective forms of treatment to attend to all of the various injuries occurring after automobile accidents.
What to expect at my first appointment following a car accident?
- An extensive history and documentation regarding the accident. Our doctors will concentrate on the impact of the accident on your body, your recollection of the accident will help tremendously.
- An examination will be undertaken. Various orthopedic, neurological, and vital examinations will be done to determine the extent of the injuries. Our office is equipped with specialized instruments which may be able to detect underlying injuries that are often missed.
- An X-ray examination will be performed to view the bony structures of the body to evaluate for any possible damage.
- Our doctors at Planet Wellness Chiropractic will then spend a significant amount of time diagnosing the findings of the examinations. From this diagnosis, we will devise a customized treatment plan that is right for you and your injuries.
A word of encouragement
Following any automobile accident, make sure you consult with your Planet Wellness Chiropractic doctor in Chesapeake immediately following the accident. Our training will allow us to detect and help those injuries which are specific to your auto accident. If you, or someone you know, has been in a car accident contact our office to set up a consultation as soon as possible. Having a team that develops a comprehensive plan on your side can make all the difference in your final treatment outcomes.
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