It all happened so quickly. You took your eyes off the road for one second and paid the price. The truck in front of you slammed on its brakes. You did the same, but it was too late.
Your friend suggests you visit a chiropractor. You’re surprised. Yes, you have back pain, but what can a chiropractor do that a doctor and physical therapist can’t? Despite your hesitation, you call and set-up an appointment.
After a few visits, you notice a change. You feel loose, and the throbbing pain you once had in your lower back has subsided. You’re back to doing the activities you enjoyed prior to the incident. You’re healthy and happy. You call your friend and thank her for advising you to meet with a chiropractor.
You and your wife decided it was a nice night to take your 4-year-old daughter out for ice cream. You all jump in the van, turn out of your neighborhood and head down the road.
You slow down as you approach a stop light and signal to turn left. The lights turn yellow, then red and you think it’s safe to go. You hit the gas pedal and move into the intersection. As you turn, it quickly becomes clear that the car headed towards you doesn’t plan to stop. You try to swerve out of the way, but your efforts fail. The oncoming vehicle crashes into the rear bump and sends you spinning out of control.
Your car comes to a stop and you glance back at your daughter. Her eyes are filled with tears and she’s crying hysterically. She doesn’t appear to be injured, but you take her in to the doctor just in case. The doctor informs you that she may have pulled a muscle in her back, but assures you that she’ll be fine after a couple of weeks of rest.
Two, three, four weeks pass and she’s still in pain. Your doctor doesn’t know what to do. You’ve tried medication, therapy, massages, but she continues to complain of pain. Your boss suggests you call a chiropractor. He tells you that chiropractors help patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
You call a chiropractor, and after a few visits, your daughter starts to show signs of improvement. She smiles more often, cries less and in many ways she’s back to the vibrant, happy toddler she was prior to the incident. If your child is injured in a car accident, don’t limit your treatment options. Call an experienced, knowledgeable chiropractor and make sure your daughter gets the help she needs.