I have been in a few accidents in my life. The first two were extremely minor, and no one even had to get medical attention. The third one though, that was a doozy. I was not even going very fast, but I guess the way the other car hit me made the accident that much worse. I was in so much pain, so I was amazed when the doctor at the hospital told me that I had no serious injuries. He did tell me that I should consult with a chiropractor in Corte Madera because the pain was not going to go away overnight.
He wanted to give me a heavy pain killer, but I did not want to go down that road. Addiction is a problem in my family, and I would rather have the pain than the possibility of becoming addicted to a pain medication. That is why he suggested that I see a chiropractor as soon as possible, because they are the kind of doctor that works with patients who do not want to take prescription medications or have surgeries if there is a more holistic approach that is available.
I contacted the chiropractor who has an office not far from where I live, and I was actually able to get in the same day I was released from the hospital. I only had to stay overnight for observation because my head was hurting so bad, and I had no one at home to watch over me that night. The chiropractor was able to take a proactive stance on my treatment plan since everything had just happened in the prior 24 hours, and I give her 100 percent of the credit that I had no lingering pain because of the accident. I still see her on a regular basis, because I just feel so much better!