If you've recently been in an auto accident, you may be trying to find a care provider who can help you through the entire recovery process. Chiropractic care can be ideal for this situation because our practice focuses on the total health of a patient. Many of our patients have never been treated by a chiropractor before their auto accident, however, so we can get a lot of questions about how this care can help. We at Armeli Chiropractic serving Mendota, MN, know a lot about chiropractic care for auto accident injuries, such as whiplash. While our chiropractor can take the time to answer all of your questions about your chiropractic care after an auto accident injury, these are some of the most common questions we may get.
How soon after my accident can I start chiropractic care?
Our office has seen patients the same day that they were in an auto accident, but it's important for you to deal with any acute injuries (such as cuts or broken bones) first. While we can see you if you are in a cast or wrapped in a bandage, we are not equipped to deal with emergency care. Chiropractic care can be an excellent compliment to traditional medicine, as many of our techniques can help speed up healing.
Will chiropractic care hurt me?
It shouldn't. Remember that our practice does not move any bones, we just gently manipulate muscles. This means that the most our patients ever really feel is a series of gentle pushes. Many of our patients that have an auto accident injury leave the office feeling better than when they came in. However, if any of the spinal adjustments do cause pain, be sure to let our chiropractor know right away.
How long does a typical session take?
Your initial session may take a little over an hour, but that's because it may involve ordering x-rays. After that, a typical session will take between 15 to 30 minutes.
How long will I need to see the chiropractor?
The total length of your treatment will depend on how severe your injuries are and how healthy you are overall. A typical treatment length can be several weeks to several months, with many patients visiting up to twice a week for the first portion, then reducing to twice a month visits before going into a once a month maintenance phase.
Get Chiropractic Care from Our Chiropractor for Your Auto Accident Injury
If you live in the Mendota Heights, MN, area and you have recently been in an auto accident, give our office a call at (651) 688-0736 for Armeli Chiropractic. Our chiropractor has experience helping people with whiplash, back pain, and many other consequences of getting an auto accident injury.