Benefits of Chiropractic Treatments for Auto Accident Injuries
If you were injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, then your physician probably prescribed strong pain medications. While appropriate during the acute phase of your injuries, they may not be recommended for long-term use. Because of this, you should consider seeing a chiropractor to help your body heal naturally.
If your injuries involve your neck and back, hot and cold therapy is often recommended to improve your circulation and promotes symptom relief. Cold therapy, which refers to "icing" the injured area of the body, is recommended for the first few days following your car accident injury. Ice helps decrease soft tissue inflammation, numb pain, and discourages bruising.
After inflammation has subsided, your chiropractor may recommend heat treatments. Applying heat to the affected areas soothes pain, promotes healing, and boosts blood flow to your muscles and tendons. When circulation and blood flow are brisk, injuries tend to heal faster.
The sooner you heal from your car accident injuries, the less likely you may be to develop long-term complications or permanent disabilities such as gait disturbances, severe chronic pain, persistent weakness, and limited mobility.
A spinal adjustment or manipulation can help relieve pain. A chiropractor will adjust your spine so that it no longer presses on the injured soft tissues in your back and neck. This can result in decreased swelling, less discomfort, and better circulation.
If you have been in a car accident and still don’t feel ‘right,’ a visit to the chiropractor will help your body start healing itself.