I was involved in a pretty car accident a few months ago. I was actually the least injured person of everyone involved, which made me feel incredibly bad for everyone else, because I was in a lot of pain. I knew that they had to be feeling something so much worse than what I was feeling. I did go to the hospital to be examined, and I was lucky that I was able to do my followup with a Sacramento chiropractor rather than go through what some of the others had to do, like getting surgery or intensive physical therapy.
My only diagnosis was whiplash, but it was causing me a lot of pain. I knew why I was feeling so much pain because I had went online and read all about whiplash. That is why I knew that it was better for me to see a chiropractor rather than my primary care physician. While my main doctor is preferable for most things, a chiropractor understands exactly what needs to be done to help a person who has had his neck whipped around like that. If the right treatment is not done, then it can cause a lot of problems further down the road.
I did not want that at all, so I had made an appointment with a local chiropractor the day after the accident. I was able to get in right away because of the accident, and the chiropractor that oversaw my treatment was really good about explaining everything that was being done. He was able to see the X-rays that the hospital had taken the night before, and he also did some testing of this own. A treatment plan was devised, and it was just a matter of weeks before I started to feel like my old self again. Actually, I felt better than I had in a very long time!