Personal injuries can befall us in all sorts of ways. You may have been the victim of a workplace accident, a car accident or a slip and fall. Injuries caused by negligence aren’t always as cut-and-dry as a broken leg or a wound requiring stitches. Sometimes, injuries to our soft tissue or connective tissue can be just as painful but harder to spot and quantify.
In situations like these, it can make a lot of sense to consult a chiropractor. These complementary therapists are experts in how our bodies work and connect, so may be able to pinpoint issues caused by your accident that you might not even have noticed. One common example of a soft tissue injury is whiplash, which can cause headaches and dizziness as well as the expected neck pain.
There are three main ways you can benefit from consulting a chiropractor after a personal injury:
1. Gathering evidence
It’s possible to get a statement from your chiropractor that can be used to back up your case in court. As chiropractors use techniques that can uncover soft tissue damage, unlike X-rays and other hospital scans, they may be able to find injuries that you can’t even feel yet or that seem minor to begin with. This is why it’s important to see a chiropractor soon after your accident. A detailed record of all the injuries you have suffered as a result of your accident can really help to further your case.
2. Treating your injuries
You may experience all kinds of aches, pains and stiffness after a personal injury. Although this soft tissue damage cannot be seen on an X-ray, your chiropractor can quickly resolve the issue and correct your body’s positioning to minimize your pain. Chiropractic therapy’s holistic view of the body means that less obvious symptoms, such as headaches as a result of a spinal injury, are treated properly rather than simply masked with painkillers.
3. Speeding up your recovery
As chiropractors are often able to uncover soft tissue damage caused by a personal injury before it becomes a long-term condition, they can treat the root cause and stop your injury from worsening. This not only prevents you from having to go through extended periods of pain and suffering, it also means you can forgo more invasive and costly pain management — such as medication or even surgery — and get back to living your life so much sooner.
Here at Scranton Law, we’re happy to work with your chiropractor to strengthen your case. We have extensive experience in using evidence from chiropractors in personal injury cases, as well as seeking compensation for chiropractic treatment expenses. We would be happy to advise you with any questions you have, so you can get back to living your life to the fullest.