I was involved in what I thought was a minor car accident not long ago. A car rear ended me, and it pushed me into another car. Altogether, this chain reaction involved six cars total, and we all thought that we escaped with just minor injuries. It was not until the day after the accident that I knew something was wrong because my neck hurt more than it ever has. I decided to give it a couple of days, but my husband told me that either I go and see a Huntington chiropractor or go to the hospital.
I honestly did not think that it was anything major, so I opted to wait at least another day. Thank goodness my husband is more stubborn than me though, because I found myself sitting in a chiropractor’s office that afternoon. When they found out that I was involved in a car accident the day before, they wanted to see me immediately to make sure that nothing was seriously wrong. I thought that was a pretty good idea when the pain just started to get worse. It was getting to the point where I wished I had gone to the hospital right after the accident rather than refuse medical treatment.
When I got back to the exam room, I had to go through a physical exam first, and then I had some imaging tests done to make sure that a serious injury had not occurred. I was happy that was not the case, but still confused on why the pain was coming a full 24 hours after the accident. The chiropractor explained not only in words but also with a chart that showed a spine and all that it controls. I ended up having six adjustments done in the following three weeks, and I felt better than I did even before the accident!