Back and neck pain are frequent results of car accidents. If you’ve been in a car accident, you may even be injured and not know it. Sometimes pain from a rear end or other type of accident can appear weeks after the injury actually happened. Prompt care for car accident injuries can help prevent or reduce pain from injuries, but that’s not all. Here are 6 reasons to visit a Chiropractor after a car accident.
Inflammation is one way your body responds to an irritant, such as the force of being thrown around in an accident. Chiropractic care helps to reduce pressure on the spine, which can help your nerves transmit messages back and forth to the brain more effectively. This means a reduction in inflammation where you need it most.
When your spine is out of alignment, it can make it difficult for you to twist your neck or back, restricting your range of motion. This stiffness can even reduce your quality of life, as you find yourself unable to turn your head to look at a friend, or drive a car because you can’t easily look over your shoulder to make a turn. Chiropractic can help return this range of motion, so you are able to move comfortably once again.
With today’s opioid epidemic, many people are reluctant to take addictive prescription medications in order to treat their pain. Chiropractic is one way you can relieve your pain in a safe, non-addictive manner. More and more doctors are recommending it as a potential alternative to opioids due to its non-addictive pain relief.
Scar tissue is thick, fibrous tissue left over after you have been injured. Scar tissue is how your body quickly heals an injury site, but it isn’t healthy tissue. It can lead to restrictions in movement, inflammation, and pain. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be permanent. Chiropractic care can help remodel scar tissue into healthier muscles and tendons.
Even if you don’t feel pain right away after an accident, you may be worried that you’ll be suffering and in pain long after your claim has closed, unable to get the help you need. Injuries from car accidents can sometimes take a while to show up. Not only can prompt care from a Chiropractor show these injuries, they can help prevent you from developing pain, or from ending up with more serious pain later. Getting chiropractic care early can also help your claim later, should you need to file one.
There are a number of ways to deal with pain after an injury, but not all of them are safe. Surgeries and medication all have their risks, and can end up being destructive or even deadly if things go badly. Chiropractic is very safe, and if it proves that more care is needed, can easily be used in addition to other treatments.
If you’re in pain as a result of an accident, or just want to get checked out to protect yourself from future pain, chiropractic is an excellent place to get started. At All Health Chiropractic, our extensively trained team provides an integrative and pure remedy for injuries caused by car accidents. We have two convenient Cleveland-area locations to serve you. Contact us for more information or if you have questions about your injury.