A car accident can really throw your body out of whack. Think of it this way– your body is made up of a vast amount of soft tissues and bones, and the brute force that a collision brings can cause major problems across the body. When this happens, paying a chiropractor a visit could be your best course of action. In this article, we take a closer look at the benefits of chiropractic care after you’ve been in a car accident.
Hands On Care
After an accident, chiropractic care can be extremely beneficial for a number of reasons:
It is Non-Invasive: One of the biggest attractions to chiropractic care is the fact that it is a non-invasive form of treatment. No surgery, no pills, and no injections. You just lay down, relax, and allow the doctor to manipulate your body. If you have suffered from a back or neck injury after an accident, visiting a chiropractor should be one of the first roads you take to recovery.
Rapid Relief: Depending on the injury you have, your recovery and relief times may vary. That being said, the majority of patients describe feeling relief almost immediately after their adjustment. This is especially the case for patients who are undergoing chiropractic adjusting for a pinched nerve. If the doctor can free the pinched nerve through manipulating the body, the patient’s pain levels will drop tremendously before they even leave the office.
Prevent Inflammation: A lot of times pain can be caused by inflammation, and chiropractic care can alleviate the irritated spots on your body. Whether it is a tissue, muscle, or nerve problem that is causing irritation, a chiropractor can address these tender spots on the body and resolve the inflammation, which ultimately alleviates you of your pain!
Back Alignment: The spine is composed of several bones, joints, discs and nerves, and if any of those are knocked out of place you will be left in excruciating pain. Spinal manipulation is a safe and common method of adjusting the back without going through the expensive and physically trying process of surgery. If you are experiencing pain due to a disc issue, your chiropractor will recommend a quick and easy adjustment before considering more invasive procedures.
Determining The Problem: Sometimes, something as benign as a headache can be caused by damaged nerves in your back, and hip issues lead to discomfort and pain in the leg. You will never truly know the source cause of your pain until you visit a specialist. A chiropractor can manipulate your body in specific ways that ensure they can determine exactly what the cause of your pain is. Though they may not be able to directly address the pain in some situations, they will certainly be able to get you on the road to recovery!
With the special attention and care of our team at CEDA Orthopedics & Interventional Medicine, you will be back to experiencing life to the fullest in no time. Give our office a call today or use our contact form to schedule your chiropractor consultation!