According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), there were an average of 270,000 car accidents per year in British Columbia between 2011 and 2015. Luckily, through the ICBC, most people qualify for medical care regardless of who was at fault in the accident. Policies almost always include ambulance services and medication in addition to longer-term solutions such as chiropractic treatments, physiotherapy, and registered massage therapy.
Every year, it seems, we find out more about the long-term physical and psychological effects of even seemingly minor car crashes. From PTSD to peripheral nerve injuries, there are a variety of both short- and long-term effects of car crashes, some of which don’t even present until after the crash has occurred. Anyone who has been in a car crash should be aware of this and seek medical consultation to be sure nothing serious develops.
When Should I Be Concerned?
There can be a variety of possible symptoms after you’ve had a car crash. If you experience any of these common conditions or symptoms after a crash, be sure to consult a chiropractor or physiotherapist in Victoria, BC as soon as possible:
- Chronic headaches
- Recurring neck or back pain
- Sprains or fractures
- Numbness, tingling or nerve damage
- Muscle spasms, weakness or atrophy
- Joint, hip, or knee pain
- Spinal cord injuries
- Disc herniation
After a car crash—even if it has been a while since the accident itself—you should never ignore these symptoms. If gone untreated, they may lead to even worse conditions. The best thing you can do is consult with a registered chiropractor or physiotherapist in Victoria, BC. Remember, by law you can see the registered practitioner of your choice and bill ICBC using your insurance coverage. Synergy Health Centre can even help submit your claim.
What Kinds of Treatment Are Available?
At Synergy Health Centre, we provide our patients with a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan to address all aspects of recovery. In many cases, we can bill ICBC for you with little or even no out-of-pockets expenses. Our expert team includes specialists in:
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Physiatrist (Pain treatment)
- Physical medicine rehabilitation
Our primary aims in treating our patients are to restore any physical functioning that has been affected, heal any nerve or soft tissue damage and to develop a program of self-care for you that will allow you to rebuild both your strength and happiness.
If you’ve been involved in a car crash, be sure to consult a chiropractor or physiotherapist at our clinic in Victoria, BC. Contact us today to if you would like any information about our services or to schedule an appointment.