It’s always good to get a medical checkup immediately after a car crash to ensure you’re okay. Some injuries are less obvious than others and you may have suffered a non-obvious injury that could cause you problems later on. At Secrest Family Chiropractic, we can help in diagnosing your auto accident injury so you’re not caught unawares when pain or discomfort starts. Here’s what you can expect from a first consultation with your Scottsdale chiropractor immediately after a crash.
Examination and Medical Health Review
On your first visit, we’ll review your medical history and discuss health issues you may have. This will give us a better understanding of your overall health. We’ll then go over the accident and symptoms you may be experiencing since the crash. The more information you can give us, the more accurate we can be in determining the cause of your injury.
In addition to broken bones and lacerations, auto accidents can cause such injuries as whiplash, sprains, strains, dislocated shoulder, or spinal misalignment. We’ll perform a complete physical exam including x-rays and MRI, if necessary, to get an accurate diagnosis of the injury or injuries you sustained. Upon completion of the exam, we’ll review our findings and create a tentative plan for treating your symptoms and their cause.
Chiropractic Techniques and Therapies
Your Scottsdale chiropractor will personalize your treatment to meet your individual needs. If you suffer from shoulder or back pain, we may recommend manual adjustments or spinal manipulation to reduce muscle tension and realign the spine. These techniques can help reduce inflammation and pain. Massage therapies, hot/cold treatments and rehab exercises can also help in your recovery.
Schedule a Consultation
For relief from painful symptoms of an auto accident injury, call Secrest Family Chiropractic at 480-994-4411 today.