Here are some of the key benefits of receiving chiropractic care after a car accident:
No need for medications
Many people have a natural aversion to taking pain medications and are worried about becoming dependent or addicted to the drugs they are given. There is also the possibility that pain relief can actually mask the underlying cause, rather than ensuring it is treated. Fortunately, chiropractic care can get to the bottom of what is causing your discomfort and provide effective pain relief without the need for prescription pharmaceuticals.
Reduces inflammation in the body
Inflammation is a common side-effect of being involved in a car accident. This is because the force on your body can cause lots of micro-tears in the ligaments and muscles. These are impossible to pick up by x-ray but are responsible for you feeling stiff and sore the day after your collision. Chiropractic manipulations can help your body to release an anti-inflammatory chemical that reduces internal swelling and pain and promotes healing.
It is largely a combination of inflammation and pain that causes the loss of mobility in our back and neck after a car accident. Unfortunately, this can mean that you find it difficult to move around normally, and you it may be impossible for you to participate in some activities. Your chiropractor will be able to reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process, which will enable you to regain mobility much sooner.
Prevention of further back pain
The development of scar tissue can cause stiffness and discomfort that leads to chronic back pain. We can focus on areas of healing so that scar tissue is minimal. He/she can also manage your care to help reduce the risk of further back problems developing in the future.
If you are suffering from back pain as a result of being involved in a car accident, our experienced and skilled chiropractic team would be happy to assess your condition and extend our support to you. Please contact our offices to schedule your appointment.