Do I need to see a chiropractor after a minor fender bender?

Do I need to see a chiropractor after a minor fender bender?

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So many people in the South Minneapolis area that get into a small fender bender think they are fine, and then end up with excruciating pain down the road. In all honesty, this happens more frequently than not. Many times, we attribute this to adrenalin also known as the fight or flight response. At Nokomis Chiropractic and Wellness& and Wellness, we are here to serve South Minneapolis, Richfield, Edina and Bloomington areas after any accident, big or small.

Fight or Flight

When something traumatic happens to you, your body may respond in a way that no one can anticipate. It goes right down to survival mode. Have you ever heard about moms pulling cars off of kids with extra human strength or someone even getting shot and not knowing about it until hours later? This is because our bodies produce certain chemicals that work to keep you going. Now, fight or flight isn’t always as extreme as these examples. Perhaps you got into a fender bender that didn’t seem bad initially, but now that you’ve calmed down the pain has begun. This is one reason why seeking treatment is so important.

Chiropractor after the Accident

So why go to a chiropractor even if you feel like it is minor? Studies have shown that seeking chiropractic care when an injury first occurs can prevent years of aches and pains down the road. Even the most minor accident can cause long lasting, chronic damage. It’s the stiffness that won’t go away, the headache that keeps getting worse, the back pain that keeps lingering, etc. It is issues like this that turn into major problems. Wouldn’t it have just been better to be seen by a chiropractor after the minor fender bender occurred?

Regular Symptoms

So when an auto injury occurs, no matter how big or small, our team of experts will do a thorough examination. We have the experience and knowledge of soft tissue injuries as well as many other issues that may arise. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Neck pain and/or stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Lower back pain and/or stiffness
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Shoulder pain and pain between the shoulders
  • Pain in the arms or legs
  • Foot and hand pain
  • Pain in the jaw or face
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Disorientation

With all of these symptoms, we come ready to heal. Through our experts, we provide holistic, effective treatment options that are both right for you and your diagnosis.

So, should you see a chiropractor after a minor fender bender? The answer is yes!

With the MN No-Fault coverage required of anyone insuring a vehicle in Minnesota, there should be no out-of-pocket expenses for your evaluation or care related to the accident.

If you live in South Minneapolis and you are looking for a trusted chiropractor, give us a call today at 612-822-0149

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Nokomis Chiropractic and Wellness
5313 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 822-0149