Chiropractic Care for Personal Injuries
Sustaining a personal injury like slipping and falling may not seem to be a big deal at first. However, it is possible that the real extent of these types of injuries won't surface for several days or weeks after the accident. Seeking chiropractic care immediately after an injury can prevent long-term pain and suffering. Treatment can also help you avoid the need for surgery and diagnose hidden damage to tissues, bones, muscles, and the nervous system. At RiverOne Health & Wellness in Joliet, IL, we provide consultations with new patients to assess their needs.
How Soon Should I Seek Chiropractic Treatment?
Although it is best to get in to see a chiropractor immediately after a personal injury, within seven days of the accident should be sufficient. This is especially the case with injuries that initially appear to be minor or don't produce any pain at first. Whiplash from a car accident, for instance, can take several days for pain and neck stiffness to become apparent. Seeking treatment early can reduce the amount of time it takes to heal and ensure proper healing takes place.
A personal injury that is sustained on-the-job may be different from one that is sustained on private property. If you plan on filing a claim with your insurance company, the claim stipulations may require you to seek treatment within a specific time frame. Worker’s compensation insurance from an employer typically requires you to seek treatment from certain doctors or medical facilities within 24 to 48 hours. You may also be bound by treatment timelines if you file a claim for an injury sustained on private business property, such as a shopping center.
Chiropractic Treatment Can Help
Depending on the nature of the injury, our chiropractor can make adjustments that will reduce inflammation and pain. Your treatment sessions may also include preventing the injury from becoming worse and help to reduce your dependency on pain relievers. Therapy can restore your range of movement and find hidden injuries. Finding hidden injuries can ensure that you will receive all of the treatment you need, prevent future complications, and make changes to any insurance or worker’s compensation claims.
Chiropractic Care in Joliet, IL
The purpose of an initial consultation is to assess your situation and potential injury or injuries. Our chiropractor will take a brief medical history from you, perform a thorough examination, and then create a treatment plan designed to provide effective pain relief and encourage healing. If you live in or around Joliet, IL, and you have been injured recently, call RiverOne Health & Wellness today at (815) 705-6246 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ha-il Lee.