It’s important to see a doctor after any auto accident. You may have experienced an auto accident injury and not even know it—many injuries take hours or days to show symptoms. The chiropractors and physical therapist at 1st Choice in New Albany, IN are here to help. Here’s what you can expect during your first visit with us.
Tell Us About Your Auto Accident Injury
First, we'll ask you about your accident. It will be important to hear the sequence in which things happened and know everything that happened to you during the accident--even if it seems minor. We'll also want to know your general health history. This will help us come up with a therapy program unique to you.
What Are Your Symptoms?
Next, we'll want to know about your symptoms. While the focus will be on symptoms you’ve experienced since your accident, feel free to tell us any symptoms you experienced before the accident. Your auto accident injuries may tie into any previous conditions.
Your Chiropractic/Physical Therapy Exam
After we’ve talked about your accident and history, we'll perform an exam and take x-rays if needed. The exam is designed to measure your range of motion and detect the source of your symptoms. Sometimes the source is fairly obvious. Other times, the source of your symptoms may be located elsewhere on your body (headaches caused by tense neck muscles or leg pain caused by a problem in the spine, for example).
Auto Accident Injury Treatment & Follow-Up
Finally, you'll either receive initial treatment for your auto accident injury or schedule a follow-up visit with us. We usually try and provide initial treatment the very same day, especially if you are experiencing pain.
Call 1st Choice Health & Wellness in New Albany, IN Today!
Any injury can get worse if left untreated. This is especially true with auto injuries, which often involve violent physical trauma. If you live in the New Albany, IN area and are in need of help for your auto accident injury, call 1st Choice Health & Wellness at 812-945-4500.