Whether you have been to the emergency room or not after an accident, you are recommended to visit an injury specialist immediately for evaluation. ER doctors may tell you that your X-rays look normal and then write a prescription for pain relief, but they are not specialized in whiplash and soft tissue injuries. According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 1/3 of all claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVA’s) seek treatment from Doctors of Chiropractic. This is an impressive number given that the National Safety Council (NSC) has determined there to be more than 12 million MVA’s annually involving more than 20 million vehicles. The reason individuals like yourself choose Chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in MVA’s is simple – Chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with MVA’s are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it’s only natural that Chiropractic is the treatment of choice.
Many studies have also found individuals injured in MVA’s prefer chiropractic care for the treatment of their injuries. One such study evaluated 190 whiplash injury victims and found those who received Chiropractic care reported treatment satisfaction of 100%¹.
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