Why Going to the Chiropractor After a Car Accident Can Help You Recover

Are aches and pain consistent issues for certain parts of your body? Have the medications and therapies you’ve tried so far not been as successful as you’ve hoped?

Did you recently get into a car accident and are experiencing pain? You don’t have to suffer forever. There are many pain treatment options, but you should consider chiropractic care.

Chiropractors help diagnose and treat neuromuscular issues. Chiropractic care doesn’t involve drugs or surgery. Instead, a chiropractor makes adjustments to reduce pain.

How Chiropractic Care Works for Your Injuries

Chiropractors use a myriad of techniques to reduce pain. These techniques also improve your range of motion.

Chiropractic manipulation is the most common example. Your chiropractor will fix any bones are out of alignment, improving their function.

Chiropractors will also use other techniques that can enhance the healing of the muscles and tissues.

Since many car accident injuries cause micro-tears in your muscles and tissues, a chiropractor will treat the cause of your pain — not covering it up with pain medication.

If your injuries are causing additional problems, your chiropractor may recommend additional services and even care you can perform at home. This includes electrostimulation and even hot and cold compresses.

Chiropractors Can Speed Up Recovery

Depending on the severity of your car accident injury, it may take several months to recover.

While your doctor can recommend different procedures and actions that will assist with recovery, your chiropractor will help treat your musculoskeletal injuries quicker.

Chiropractors focus their work on the spine. They believe the spine directly affects the central nervous system.

This is especially the case if your spine was injured in the car accident; a chiropractor can restore your spine to its proper structure, improving your overall health.

Some quick results you’ll experience with chiropractic care is reduced nervous system issues and improved spinal mobility.

Chiropractors Can Help Reduce Pain and Inflammation

Have you needed to use certain treatments that required you to be in a particular position for it to work? Thanks to chiropractic treatment, you can have professionals work around whatever position your pain has you in.

Chiropractors have techniques that can be applied on tables, floors, and other surfaces, depending on the pain you’re experiencing. This allows them to adjust your body so that they can apply their therapy for your convenience.

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Most people experience pain and inflammation following a car accident, even if they only have acute injuries. That’s because you endure micro-tears in your muscles and ligaments, causing severe pain and inflammation.

These are hard to diagnose and identify by a doctor, which is why people experience pain long after their accident.

Spinal manipulation releases IL-6, an anti-inflammatory substance produced by the body.

It commonly occurs when you’re rear-ended. This movement can injure both the neck and spine, affecting the bones, discs, muscles, ligaments, tissues, and nerves.

Whiplash usually results in pain and inflammation. To treat whiplash, a chiropractor may use spinal and/or joint manipulation, relieving both the pain and inflammation.

Reduces Scar Tissue

Scar tissue replaces normal tissue after an injury.

Scar tissue forms on open wounds but also in wounds inside the body. Even though scar tissue development is the body’s natural response to healing, it causes the patient to feel stiff and uncomfortable.

A chiropractor can target scar tissue formation, breaking it apart.

These techniques include Graston Technique, active release therapy (ART), and Myofascial Release. Breaking up scar tissue will not only help the patient feel better but they will heal faster.

Restores Motion

Another reason chiropractic patients experience less pain is that pain-reducing hormones release because of chiropractic care. These include oxytocin, neurotensin, orexin, and cortisol.

These hormones relieve pain throughout the body, not just at the specific injury. As you continue receiving chiropractic treatments, you’ll continue experiencing the release of these feel-good hormones.

This is a safer and more effective alternative than prescription painkillers, which are addictive and come with additional side effects.

Hormone Release

Some of you may have been lucky enough to avoid severe neck and back pain but may know other people who could use a chiropractor. These people may be older, younger, or the same age as you.

Luckily, chiropractic pain management can be used for children, adults, and seniors. People in different age groups can experience injuries in different ways, and chiropractors are trained to handle these situations.

Whether you’re a senior who fell due to an issue with motion or a kid who got hurt at a playground, chiropractic practices are designed to treat your pain so that you can avoid it in the future. Professionals can also give patients of different ages tips on how to move around certain environments to stay safe.

Are You Looking for a Chiropractor?

Did you recently get in a car accident and are now suffering injuries?

It’s important you see a chiropractor after a car accident. Contact us today.

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Whether your pain and discomfort is longstanding or new, we are a Tampa chiropractor who will work with you to get to its root cause so that you don’t just feel well, but are well. Set up a consultation with us to get started.