How Often Should I Visit The Chiropractor After A Car Accident?

Car injury treatment Kelso and Longview, WA Car accidents can cause numerous injuries from whiplash to disc, joint and muscle injury. When multiple tissues are injured, multiple treatments are often needed. How many treatments you need and how often you need to visit your chiropractor will depend on how severe your injuries are.

Family Chiropractic Care is located in Longview, WA and we are here for you if you’ve suffered an injury in a car crash. Call today at (360) 636-2636

Typically, chiropractors will grade injuries on a scale of 1-5. Five is the most severe and will require surgery for stabilization. Chiropractic care will be given post-surgery. For each of the other grades, a number of treatments and frequency will generally be as follows:

  • Grade I: A total of about 21 treatments. Daily treatments for the first week, and then: 3x a week for 1-2 weeks; 2x a week for 2-3 weeks; 1x a week for less than 4 weeks. Treatment typically takes 11 weeks or less.
  • Grade II: A total of about 33 treatments. Daily treatments for the first week, and then: 3x a week for about 4 weeks; 2x a week for about 4 weeks; 1x a week for about 4 months. Treatment may take up to 29 weeks.
  • Grade III: A total of about 76 treatments. Daily treatments for the first one to two weeks, and then: 3x a week for about 16 weeks; 2x a week for about 12 weeks; 1x a week for about 20 weeks. It may take up to 56 weeks to treat an injury at this level.

Whiplash Injury Treatment in Longview WA

Even for minor injuries, numerous treatments are needed to correct the problem. The truth is those car accidents are very traumatic for the body. During a collision, a tremendous amount of force is pushed onto the body in a short amount of time. For this reason, treatment tends to take longer. The more severe the injury is, the more often you will need to visit your chiropractor.

It’s important to give your injuries sufficient time to heal. Throughout your treatment, you’ll experience ups and downs. At times, your injuries will become aggravated. This is completely normal. Your chiropractor will also let you know if you need to see a specialist or get imaging at any point during your treatment. Call Family Chiropractic Care in Longview, WA today at (360) 636-2636 to begin your whiplash injury treatment. We are dedicated to service the Longview and Kelso, WA areas to ensure that you are living life to the fullest!