When visiting a medical doctor after an accident, they normally take vital signs and x-ray images to make sure there are no fractures. They also do a brief exam to make sure there are no life-threatening conditions. Patients are usually released with pain medications and they are not focusing on the long term effects that can occur after an accident. Pain may go away temporarily, but come back if the problem is not taken care of.
Chiropractors treat the body and help it heal after an accident. They then keep a close watch on your progress to try and prevent for future problems that may occur after an accident. So, yes, you should see a chiropractor. Find one that has the experience and equipment to track your body (even when you are not in pain anymore).
At our Redwood City Chiropractic office, we find out if there are underlying issues that need to be dealt with to prevent problems in the future and get you out of pain quickly and do the things you love to do.
Just think, you are hit by a vehicle that weighs a ton! This highly effects your body and it can have some future problems if not rehabilitated properly.
Call Dr. Gregory today and set up an appointment, your body will be glad you did!