Car Accidents

Enjoy this “Get Healthy!” article from your Orange County chiropractor, Dr. Nardeep Jawanda.

I have helped countless people over the years who are recovering from trauma caused by car accidents. I felt like I had a lot to share, prompting me to write this article.

I will continuously update this article, that way it serves as more of a complete guide to anyone looking to recover from car accident related injuries.

Here’s what you should do after a car accident:

  1. See your chiropractor right away!

Odds are, if you are reading this post, you are either thinking about seeing a chiropractor yourself or recommending one to someone you love.

Here’s a few points on why you should see a chiropractor after a car accident:

  • Whiplash.

    • Whiplash occurs in every single car accident, some cases are simply more severe than others. If not treated properly, people can experience negative side effects due to whiplash that last the rest of their lives.

  • Hidden injuries.

    • Without a full body evaluation, you could have injuries and trauma that you aren’t even aware of, such as:

      • Ligament damage

      • Cartilage damage

      • Soft tissue damage

      • Issues with joints

      • Nerve damage

      • Slipped discs

      • Subluxations

  • Save time.

    • When an injury is properly diagnosed and treated right away, the healing process can be completed soon. If improperly diagnosed (or not diagnosed at all) and not treated, injuries will become worse. That means even more time spent in the doctor’s office, more time in pain, and more time not being fully active.

    • Remember, chiropractors are experts when it comes to evaluating bodily injuries from traumas like auto accidents and can do so within just a few sessions.

  • Save money.

    • Along with saving time, you will be saving a great deal of money. I have patients now that in were car accidents years ago and either decided to not visit physicians right away or were improperly diagnosed. They have spent years and thousands of dollars visiting countless practices before finding ours. These people have had to undergo a great deal of rehabilitation, all of which could have easily been avoided had they seen a quality chiropractor right away.

    • Most of the time the cost of getting evaluated and treated is 100% covered by auto insurance medical coverage as well, so you shouldn’t have to worry about cost.

The primary message I try to tell my patients when they or someone they know who has been in a car accident is to get checked by a chiropractor, even if they have been to their primary physician or to the hospital "without any problems". 

Even if they "feel okay" or the accident "wasn't that bad,” they should be properly evaluated for any injuries from the accident. Chiropractors are experts when it comes to evaluating bodily injuries from traumas like auto accidents. Health issues such as early onset spinal degeneration and spinal arthritis can occur long term because of an accident that went untreated or was just treated with medication.

Again, most of the time the cost of getting evaluated and treated is 100% covered by auto insurance medical coverage as well, so you shouldn’t have to worry about cost, but just in case cost is an issue for you or someone you love, we’re happy to give a free consultation.

Call us now for a complimentary consultation for yourself or any friends or family that may have been involved in an auto accident.  The sooner the better!

For the next update to this article, I’ll dive deeper into specific traumas typically caused by auto accident and what you can do about them.

Thanks for reading these tips, I hope they help you or someone you love recover from their car accident.

Stop by at Mission Hills Chiropractic in Lake Forest, CA, and we can talk trauma recovery, health tips and more.


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Dr. Nardeep Jawanda is an expert chiropractor, practicing daily in Lake Forest, California at his practice, Mission Hills Chiropractic. He is recognized as one of the very best chiropractors in Orange County.

Dr. J and his fellow chiropractors and partners at Mission Hills Chiropractic have a mission to help people get and stay out of pain through chiropractic adjustments and general health knowledge.

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