If you have been involved in a car accident, your concerns should not end after talking to the police. There is a possibility that you sustained an injury during the accident. Injuries from a car accident include leg injuries, whiplash or even herniated discs. The thing about car accident injuries is that symptoms might take weeks to manifest. Do not wait until the symptoms manifest to visit a chiropractor at Goldberg Wellness & Acupuncture Center in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Before you schedule an appointment with a chiropractor, you might want to know what to expect during your first consultation.
The first thing the chiropractor will do during the appointment is to gather your medical history and learn more about any symptoms you are experiencing. They might ask you to retell what happened during the car accident because it provides the chiropractor invaluable information about the movements and their impact on your symptoms.
The chiropractor will conduct a chiropractic exam and evaluation. The exam consists of a physical examination of your joints and muscles and how they respond to different actions and movements. The exam is to test your muscle strength, the range of motion and tone as well as your neurological activity. They will also check your blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. In some cases, the chiropractor will run a diagnostic test to find any irregularities in your muscle structure.
After the tests, the chiropractor will provide a diagnosis that details your exact medical condition. They will also offer advice on what they believe is the best course of treatment. Treatment can involve muscle therapy, adjustment, electrical stimulation or even some corrective exercises. You will also be educated on proper nutrition and posture and how they affect your muscles.
Now that you are aware of what to expect during your first consultation, do not hesitate to book an appointment after your car accident in Palm Beach Gardens. Call our Goldberg Wellness & Acupuncture Center today.