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Important Recovery Steps to Take After Being Injured in a Car Accident

Important Recovery Steps to Take After Being Injured in a Car Accident

March 09, 2022

Car accidents can catch anyone off-guard. Injuries range from mild to severe and possibly lead to long-term health problems. It’s easy to feel disoriented following a car crash, so your first step should be to visit our team at Integrated Health Solutions. No matter what kind of injuries you developed due to an accident, immediate care is essential to ensuring your body and mind heals. Here are a few important recovery steps to take right away. 

Find the Right Injury Doctor

After you’ve received emergency care to check for bruising, bleeding and lacerations, it’s time to find a doctor that can help you with your long-term healing. While visiting a primary care physician may be initially helpful, they aren’t always trained to treat whiplash and other common accident injuries. Instead, find a specialist in spinal conditions and holistic healing. Integrated Health Solutions utilizes chiropractic care to support our patients’ wellness. Contact us to schedule a wellness consultation with our team. 

Follow a Customized Treatment Plan

At our office, we’ll discuss your specific needs regarding your healing plan. We’ll put together an effective treatment regimen that addresses your unique lifestyle as well as your injury. Some possible parts of your pain management plan include: 

  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Chiropractic care
  • Regular visits to our office
  • Changes to daily routine to avoid worsening your symptoms

Get Enough Rest

One of the biggest mistakes people make after an accident is trying to do too much too soon. It’s tempting to get caught up on work after missing a day or two, but now more than ever your body needs to rest. Getting enough sleep and taking a break from regular physical activity is key to preventing retraumatizing the injury. Keep your limits in mind and don’t force yourself to push through anything. This is a time to rest and rejuvenate. 

Pain Management

Chronic pain can make you feel frustrated, sad or even hopeless at the thought of not being able to do your regular activities. Know that chiropractic care works very effectively in reducing your symptoms and supporting long-term healing. Integrated Health Solutions builds customized pain management plans for our clients. We work with you individually to ensure your needs are met. 

Be Patient

Above all, patience is key. Many injuries take several weeks to heal, so don’t be discouraged. With our compassionate team at your side, it’s possible to achieve better wellness and reduced pain. Most patients experience benefits within a few weeks. We also help you address other areas of your health that may exacerbate your symptoms, such as using ergonomic practices at work and reducing inflammatory foods. 

Call Us To Begin

The road to healing isn’t always easy, but with a pain specialist at your side, you have a strong support system that pushes you along to a pain-free life. Integrated Health Solutions is the place you should visit following an injury. Call today for a wellness consultation. 

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