I have had friends and even one family member who have been in car accidents before, but I was never that unfortunate until six months ago when I joined them in the club that no one wants to be a part of. I was actually about a mile from home when a truck crossed the center line and hit me head on. Thankfully, we were both going slow, but I was still jarred pretty good. I had a lot of neck pain, which is why I wanted to see a car accident chiropractor in Chandler AZ.
I knew that I needed to have my neck looked at by a professional. While I adore my primary care physician and really respect him as a physician, I knew that I needed to see a specialist who is trained in the area of the body where I had the majority of my pain. I was not sure if it was whiplash or something else, and I knew that a chiropractor who regularly sees car accident patients would be able to tell me exactly what was going on with my neck. I was able to get in to see one that is not far from where I live, and I was really happy to be able to be seen quickly as an emergency patient.
After some X-rays and a physical examination, the bad news was given to me. I did have whiplash, but I had a terrible strain as well. That was giving me the majority of my pain rather than the whiplash. The good news was that I would be able to alleviate a lot of the pain with some adjustments. I saw my chiropractor three times a week for three weeks, then it went to twice a week for a couple more weeks. When I was done, I think I actually felt better than I did before I was even in the accident!