If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, chances are that chiropractic isn’t the first medical discipline that comes to mind.
But you should know that chiropractic care after a car accident can be extremely helpful, especially if there’s been a whiplash event affecting your cervical (upper) vertebrae.
Whiplash sometimes doesn’t render symptoms for some time following the event that caused it. If you’ve been in a car accident, this is why it’s important to see a medical professional as soon as you can.
If whiplash isn’t diagnosed and treated expeditiously, whiplash injuries can cause more pain than is necessary. They can also cause dizziness, nausea and severe headaches.
Like whiplash, inflammation may not be detected in the immediate aftermath of the accident. The root causes of inflammation (ligament and muscle micro-tears) won’t show up on an x-ray.
Chiropractic manipulation realigns the spinal column, allowing your body to release an anti-inflammatory agent, effectively reducing inflammation and pain.
Drug free. Non-invasive
By now, everyone reading will be well aware of the opioid epidemic and the human and social costs that come with it.
Chiropractic is a drug-free therapy which re-sets the relationship between your spine and the central nervous system by realigning your spine and restoring balance. Where drugs mask the pain, never addressing its root cause, chiropractic gets to the heart of the matter and resolves it.
A non-invasive therapy, chiropractic reduces pain and promotes healing without the need for surgical solutions.
Scar tissue reduction
Following trauma to soft tissue, scar tissue presents a secondary consequence. If allowed to form without intervention, it can cause soreness and stiffness in the muscles.
Chiropractic manipulation addresses this by breaking up scar tissue and reducing its impact on your muscles. You feel better and heal faster.
Wellness for the long haul
While you may visit a chiropractor to reduce the pain of an injury resulting from a car accident, you’re not just addressing acute pain, you’re promoting your personal wellness for the long haul.
By seeking treatment, you’re preventing a minor problem from becoming a chronic one. That’s why it’s so important to visit a chiropractor after a car accident, even if you’re not experiencing pain in the immediate aftermath.
And you may even find that regular visits to your chiropractor become a feature of your life.
Spinal manipulation releases a natural-occurring pain reduction agent, which relieves pain throughout the body.
Chiropractic sessions result in an increasing sense of wellbeing, once pain from a car accident injury is addressed.
Come see me
As a chiropractor, I have a unique advantage working here at Back & Body Medical. Here, I have the support of team practicing sports medicine, physical therapy and acupuncture. We create multi-disciplinarian therapeutic responses which address patients as individuals.
Because we work together, we find individualized solutions which center the patient. This methodology consistently renders excellent outcomes.
Our award-winning model is now available to patients right here in New Jersey.
Car accidents can hurt. Come see me and my team about feeling better.