How long will your recovery take?
How long does it take to recover from a car accident? At Axcess Accident Center, we want to give you the best treatment for your injuries. With that in mind, we estimate that it can take between three and six months to fully recover from an accident. During that time, we implement an integrated approach to your healing, which means that your chiropractic treatment can include a variety of different healing methods. Based on what type of care your injuries require, you could get chiropractic treatment, massage therapy, rehabilitation training, acupuncture, treatment for PTSD, or other methods that our chiropractors and other experts are trained in to help you have the best recovery. However, this can vary based on how consistent you are with your treatments as well as the type and severity of your injuries.
Why does consistency matter?
Consistency matters because if you get consistent treatment, then your recovery will be more efficient. Patients who put long periods of time between each appointment tend to have a much longer recovery process. If you schedule your appointments based on your chiropractor’s recommended timeline, your treatment process can be quicker and more efficient.
For some injuries, inconsistency can lead to a “two steps forward one step back” situation commonly known as chronic pain. Without frequent appointments, you will end up having to repeat past treatments before you can progress or you could increase your risks of chronic pain. Appointments made on the recommendations of your chiropractor will help you to have the fastest and most effective recovery.
Not only could it slow down your recovery, inconsistent appointments could also affect your ability to get coverage from your car insurance. Gaps in your treatment will make it a lot harder to get the medical coverage from your car insurance. Consistency in your appointments isn’t just for the good of your medical health, it is also financially beneficial for you.
While we want your appointments to fit your schedule, we do recommend shorter gaps in between each appointment. Unnecessarily drawing out the process could cause you chronic pain or it could affect how much your insurance is willing to cover. Our goal is to help you get the best recovery as soon as possible.
Type of Injury
We know that different kinds of injuries require different kinds of care. At Axcess Accident Center, we have a wide range of treatment plans for this very reason. However, the type of injury will affect the time it takes for you to recover from it. This is because different parts of the body take different amounts of time to heal. If you have a back injury, you will have a different recovery process than someone with a shoulder or head injury.
Quantity of your injuries will also change how long it takes for you to make a full recovery. Patients who have multiple injuries will need a longer treatment in order to fully recover. Your chiropractor will advise you on the best treatment plan for you based on the type, quantity, and location of your injury.
What if your injury is severe?
Severity also plays a part in the auto accident recovery process. More severe injuries take more time to heal. If your injuries are minor, then it will be a faster process. Our chiropractors want to give you the best care possible and more severe injuries will require more frequent attention. You will probably have more appointments with short spaces of time in between. Auto accident injuries have a wide range of severity so our chiropractors will be able to help you determine the severity of your injuries and come up with the right treatment plan for you.
What if you have a brain injury?
Brain injuries have a longer recovery process than normal whiplash. For this reason, you should expect a longer treatment plan. Brain injuries are a more sensitive injury than whiplash and they need to be treated with appropriate care. While it isn’t impossible, you shouldn’t expect a full recovery from a brain injury in the three to six month period.
For the most part, the variety of injuries resulting from a car accident means that there are a variety of recovery times. The best way to find out how long your injury will take to heal is by getting a treatment plan from your chiropractor. From there, you can make consistent appointments that will give you the best car accident recovery process. It is important to us that you get the most out of your recovery. We want you to feel better faster no matter the severity or location of your injury. If it takes 12 weeks or six months, we want to provide you with the best care possible.
Contact Axcess Accident Center today online or by calling (801) 701-8222. Your consultation is free and you won’t have to pay any out-of-pocket costs if you have recently been in a car accident, so don’t hesitate to seek treatment today.