Following a car accident, you may be sore, stiff, experience muscle aches or have symptoms that indicate strains, sprains or whiplash. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, chiropractic care may be an effective way for you to feel better. Here are a few of the reasons why chiropractic care can be effective following a car accident.
Helps to Naturally Reduce Pain
Following a car accident, you may be in pain. Your body can be jerked or twisted in different ways that can cause different types of pain. You may have swelling, stiffness or throbbing pain. Chiropractic care can help to naturally and effective reduce the amount of pain your in. Adjusting the body helps to reduce swelling and stiffness. It can also help realign parts of your neck and spine, putting an end to the throbbing sensation that you can feel in your back and neck. When used in conjunction with over-the-counter pain relievers and heat or ice, your chiropractor can help you feel better without the use of prescription pain relievers that can leaving your drowsy and out of it.
Works to Restore Mobility and Range of Motion
After a car accident, the affected parts of your body may have decreased mobility or range of motion. Due to the pain and injuries, you may not be able to extend your arms as far as you once could or bend over as far as you could in the past. It is important to note that you will not see results immediately. However, with repeated treatments, chiropractic care can help you to restore this lost mobility and range of motion. As the body is adjusted, the chiro works toward slowly but steadily increasing your range of motion through the adjustments and motions they perform.
Strengthens to Prevent Further Damage
The last reason chiropractic care is effective is because it helps to strengthen to prevent further damage. Following a car accident, you may not want to use your hurt muscles or the parts of your body that were affected by the accident. However, if you fail to use these parts of the body, you can suffer from muscle loss, atrophy or a decrease in your range of motion. This can prevent you from actively using the affected area when the pain subsides. A chiropractor uses chiropractic techniques to strengthen the affected area, preventing further damage.
Chiropractic care can help resolve muscle, joint and tendon problems caused by car accident. However, it is not effective for all injuries that may be sustained in a car accident. If you suspect you have broken bones, have sustained a head injury, or have signs of internal bleeding, you should seek treatment immediately from your primary care physician or at your nearest emergency room.