Car Crash Recovery through Chiropractic Care
Auto accidents can be extremely stressful physically, mentally, and emotionally. Even if the accident was small, and your vehicle only sustained minor damage, your body (most commonly the shoulders and neck) can still suffer debilitating pain. Chiropractic care can be a go-to for treatment of an injury sustained in an auto accident. The reason chiropractic care can be a valuable option is because it is one of the only natural solutions to treat neck, back, and shoulder pain. It is non-evasive which is more suitable for people who are afraid of going under the knife or getting local anesthetic injections with needles. Doctors of Chiropractic are known for their expertise in bone and muscle connective tissue treatments. They understand that everything in the body is connected and how one area may be hurting because of an injury persisting in a different area. Chiropractic care is also financially appealing to a lot of people because treatment is covered by most insurance companies.
Whiplash is the number one injury an auto accident victim will be faced with. It is an injury to the shoulders, neck, and skull caused when the skull violently jolts due to collision between vehicles. When the head jolts this suddenly, the neck muscles and ligaments push past their limits, causing great and often chronic pain and agony. Some symptoms of Whiplash are headaches, blurred vision, neck pain and stiffness. Whiplash can be caused by even the smallest accidents and most people don’t think to see a chiropractor because they think their injury is minor because the accident was minor. These people are absolutely wrong. If Whiplash injuries goes untreated (no matter how small or how big the injury is) it will cause the body to heal improperly and misaligned, causing chronic pain for the rest of your life. Seeing a Doctor of Chiropractic can help restore the alignment in your back, neck, and shoulders, allowing the body to heal properly and prevent chronic pain in the future.
Many people wonder how their injuries will be diagnosed while visiting a Chiropractor. Doctors of Chiropractic will often check symptoms and perform x-rays in order to check the spine for misalignments. Depending on the severity of the injuries sustained, your Chiropractor will recommend how many visits you will need. Multiple times a week are often recommended for bigger cases.. Doctors of Chiropractic will either perform spinal manipulations or spinal decompression in order to address and heal the pain and injuries you have. They can also recommend different stretches and physical therapy options best for your healing process. Chiropractors can only treat injuries relating to spinal misalignments. So if you are feeling tight and sore, you may want to visit your Chiropractor. If you have broken bones or lacerations, you should go to the ER straight away. Once your pain is gone, you will no longer need adjustments or decompression. But often enough, people will still come in every few weeks for regular spinal adjustments because research has showed patients utilizing a boost in their immune system and overall health.