When a car accident occurs, your mind likely starts racing through a checklist. Call the police. Check to see if anyone is injured. Exchange information with the other parties involved. Report the accident to your insurance company. Check, check, check, check.
Often, seeking medical attention doesn’t seem like a necessary step in the process—especially when injuries are not immediately apparent. But local chiropractor Tannaz Modaresi, DC, the founder and owner of Injury & Wellness Specialists of Georgia, is here to urge people to rethink that decision. “It is suggested that the injured party should immediately seek chiropractic treatment,” she advises, “and highly recommended to get evaluated—even if there’s no pain involved—by a chiropractor that specializes in personal injury.”
Dr. Modaresi says auto injuries can take on many forms. “The most common complaints are headache, neck, back and shoulder pain,” she explains. Also look for red-flag symptoms such as dizziness and nausea, inability to focus and difficulty remembering things, insomnia, and stiffness in the muscles and reduced mobility, the chiropractor adds.
For patients searching for pain relief after an accident, Dr. Modaresi and her team make it their mission to create an unparalleled experience. In addition to employing the most innovative and noninvasive treatment methods, they “work closely with the best personal injury attorneys in town to help our patient/client to have a smooth recovery,” she says. “We also accept patients that have Medpay coverage in their car insurance policy in case they are not represented by an attorney, or if they are the at-fault driver.” And if a patient requires MRI, medication or, in severe cases, surgery, Dr. Modaresi can refer them to the best ortho and MRI center in town.
Patients may need anywhere between 12 and 28 visits before they are fully recovered from an auto accident, although Dr. Modaresi hopes chiropractic care will become part of their normal wellness routine. She adds that “it is extremely important that the injured party follows the treatment plan that is provided by the chiropractor specific to them, as this is to get them out of pain and strengthen the tendon, ligaments and relax the muscles.”
Ultimately, the passionate Dr. Modaresi is driven to improve the overall health and quality of life for her auto accident patients. “It's rewarding for me to help them back to their pre-injury status and live a pain-free life again after their treatment plan is done,” she shares. “It is always good and satisfying to see a smile on their faces when they are leaving our office.”
Learn more about chiropractic care post-auto accident by visiting Injury & Wellness Specialists of Georgia’s website .
Injury & Wellness Specialists of Georgia
Tannaz Modaresi, DC
Two Convenient Locations in Alpharetta and Norcross
Photography by: Courtesy of: Kimberly Evans