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The Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment After a Car Accident



© fred goldstein - Fotolia.comCar accidents can be traumatic events. The sudden jarring of the body on the impact can cause damage that results in pain that is difficult to manage. Some typical injuries that can result from a car accident are generally spinal injuries or whiplash. A good way to combat the pain and discomfort that can go along with injuries sustained as a result of a car accident is treatment by a chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment gives a three-pronged effect. It helps to alleviate pain, restore mobility, and prevent future damage. Consider the major benefits of seeking chiropractic treatment after getting into a car accident.

Address the Causes of Pain

The pain caused by a car accident is caused by the force of the impact knocking the musculoskeletal system out of alignment. The abrupt movement can knock things out of alignment and strain muscles in the back. This strain results in stiffness, soreness and pain. Traditional medicines such as painkillers or NASIDs are designed to treat the pain but not cure the injury. It is important that anyone who is involved in a car accident go see a chiropractor as soon as possible, even if they don’t immediately feel pain or show any outward signs of injury. This is due to the sensitive nature of the neck and back. Impact at speeds as low as 15 miles an hour can cause damage to these body parts. Immediate chiropractic treatment can relieve the pain and start the healing process.

Drug-free Alternative

One of the nicest features of chiropractic treatment is that it is a drug-free treatment. This is a great option for people who cannot or do not want to rely on traditional medicines to alleviate their pain. Chiropractic treatment works by releasing the pressure on the body’s nerves and muscles and returning proper alignment back to the body. No drugs are required to achieve results.

What Chiropractic Treatment Can Do

Chiropractic treatment focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. It consists of manipulations of or adjustments to the spine. The adjustments are designed to increase mobility that was reduced due to injury. Once the mobility is restored, the pain is alleviated. Receiving proper chiropractic care as soon as possible after a car accident can be crucial to how well the body heals. Getting the appropriate chiropractic care, which includes making the joints mobile and massaging the muscles can help to prevent long-term damage. Whereas, waiting too long or not treating injuries sustained from a car accident can result in chronic pan and may eventually lead to degenerative arthritis.

Treating Whiplash

Whiplash is a common injury that is sustained in a car accident. People who suffer from whiplash often experience bothersome symptoms such as blurred vision, neck pain, headaches, dizziness, shoulder pain, reduced range of motion, neck stiffness and lower back pain. Experiencing just one or two of these symptoms can be bothersome. When someone experiences several of them, the discomfort and pain can be unbearable. Chiropractic treatment can help alleviate all of these symptoms. Chiropractors specialize in the care of bones, muscles, nerves and connective tissues. These body parts are all affected when whiplash is sustained. They are major parts of the body and need to be working properly in order to maintain a healthy body. Chiropractic treatment will help to restore these body parts and get the injured person back to feeling healthy. It is crucial that someone who has sustained whiplash seek treatment as soon as possible in order to receive optimal results.

Treating Back or Spine Pain

Car accidents are a major cause of back and spinal pain. Even seemingly minor accidents can result in severe and chronic injuries that requires treatment. The spine is the most important bone in the human body so it needs to be treated with care. Chiropractors specialize in treating back and spine injuries. Assessment and treatment by a skilled chiropractor is a good decision to make for anyone who has sustained a back or spine injury in a car accident.

Anyone who has been in a car accident knows the emotional and physical trauma it can bring. A victim who has been in a car accident and is experiencing pain as a result, would be wise to consider chiropractic treatment. Without chiropractic treatment of neck and spine injuries, there is a good likelihood an injured person would likely continue to be in pain for an ongoing period of time. Additionally, an untreated injury can turn into a chronic and debilitating condition. People treated by a chiropractic doctor experience reduced pain, restored mobility and tend to prevent further damage from occurring. A chiropractor can also provide a report to your attorney and insurance company that proves the extent of your injuries in a car accident.

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