The Importance of Immediate Post-Accident Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic is a unique option for the treatment of pain or body ailments for several reasons.

First of all, it is non-invasive, meaning every adjustment is performed using methods outside the body, and no surgical intervention is involved.

Second, chiropractic does not incorporate the use of drugs or medications. Treatment of pain involves realignment of the spine and spinal cord, and therefore promotes proper nerve flow.

Lastly, chiropractic care goes directly to the source – the nerves. Subluxations in the spine or misaligned bones or joints can cause chronic, acute, referred, radiating, or direct pain – none of which are pleasant. By restoring the body to its properly aligned state, chiropractic boosts the relief response. For all of these reasons, chiropractic should be a first-option treatment in individuals involved in accidents.

Getting Evaluated

Whiplash can occur at very slow speeds, so it is crucial to get evaluated by a chiropractor as quickly as possible after an accident. While whiplash is the most commonly discussed accident injury, other neck and back problems can occur as well, which is why a complete assessment does nothing but help. Chiropractors isolate the source of the pain, be it a subluxation in the spine, a dislocated bone or joint, or disc issue. Proper evaluation leads to proper treatment and faster relief.

Mysterious Pain

If not addressed promptly, pain from an accident can linger and become a chronic issue. Some people do not realize that their pain is the result of an old accident that caused injury and was unaddressed. This is where chiropractic consultation comes in. Accident injuries are common in the chiropractic office, and by taking a detailed look into each individual patient’s history, chiropractors can help uncover the root cause of pain – even if it occurred ten years ago.

In the Long Run

Over time, prompt chiropractic intervention after an accident helps you avoid compensating with inappropriate muscles, tendons, and ligaments. By correcting the injury at the outset, you are at less risk for further strain and pain. Taking advantage of the chiropractic option is, for all of these reasons, a huge asset to any accident victim.

 

*Disclaimer: Always consult your physician or other health care professional before seeking treatment or taking related advice herein.*

Story Credit: Murfreesboro Chiropractor Urges Prompt Attention Following Auto Accidents by Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic

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