Frequently Asked Questions
Can you have PTSD from a car accident?
Car accidents are a major cause of PTSD.
What does a PTSD episode look like?
PTSD episodes include anxiety, anger, sweaty palms, avoidance of situations that bring back memories of the trauma, depression, and difficulty sleeping.
How do you treat PTSD after a car accident?
Different forms of therapy can help PTSD. One form of therapy known as EMDR is very effective at treating PTSD.
How do you take care of your body after a car accident?
Chiropractic care, massage therapy and physical therapy are all important to heal your body after a car accident.
What Happens After A Car Accident?
Hello everybody, this is Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.
And today's video is about car accidents and PTSD.
Believe it or not, this is a very common thing with people once they have car accidents, where they start to develop PTSD and PTSD-like symptoms.
What Is PTSD and Its Symptoms?
Sometimes, they can be apprehensive and nervous about getting back in a car while driving, get sweaty palms, have anxiety, and not want to travel.
These are all symptoms people get after car accidents, and you will be surprised.
PTSD is more common in car accidents than a whiplash injury, and most of the time, it includes me.
The first thing you would think of after somebody had an auto accident would be, oh, a whiplash injury.
That sounds like the most common thing.
Believe it or not, PTSD and PTSD-like symptoms are more common than whiplash.
So, the longer you wait when you have PTSD, the harder it is to get rid of it.
This is true of whiplash as well.
If you're in an auto accident and you have whiplash or you have PTSD, waiting for the symptoms just to go away is not a good idea.
Treatment For PTSD
You want to seek out treatment for your injuries, so hopefully, you're seeing a chiropractor who incorporates some massage therapy.
Our office does both of those, and we treat dozens and dozens and dozens of car accidents every month.
So this is something we're very skilled at, and PTSD is something that I've seen a lot of.
I make sure that we make the appropriate referrals in cases like that.
And one of the things that I have seen that's been very effective with PTSD after a car accident is called EMDR.
This is a type of therapy that psychologists can do to help you process anxiety and PTSD.
It's been very effective for our patients, so we like to get them to another expert.
We take care of the chiropractic side and the massage side, but we want to make sure if you have PTSD, that you're getting treated appropriately for that.
And EMDR has been found to be a very effective way to do that.
This helps when you're in a car accident.
There's a lot of things that can happen.
Those are very complex cases, and you want to make sure you're going to the right office that knows how to take care of you and all the ins and outs of injuries like that.
I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.
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