Every year 3 million people in the United States are injured in a car accident. When someone is rear-ended, the motion from the crash often leads to serious injuries that strain the neck and back. Even a minor “fender bender” can easily lead to long-term damage. Visiting a chiropractor is one of the best options when it comes to natural pain management.
Chiropractic Care Reduces Inflammation
Many times patients experience pain following an auto accident due to inflammation. X-rays do not show when there are micro-tears that can occur in the muscles and ligaments following trauma. These small tears can cause extreme pain, and often leave some people struggling to even get out of bed the morning after an auto accident. Whiplash is the most common side effect from an auto accident, and it normally causes these micro-tears to occur. When you experience whiplash, the neck and back muscles are jerked quickly, in an unnatural manner. Chiropractic care is designed to reduce inflammation, improve mobility, and reduce pain. Our office uses natural techniques to increase blood flow to the area, which aids in speeding up the healing process.
Chiropractic Care Restores Range of Motion
Injuries from car accidents can cause pain and inflammation, which can limit range of motion. Many people find themselves limited in their ability to perform certain tasks, or to move the way they used to. Inflammation left untreated can cause additional problems and hinders the healing process. Blood flow to the area is slower, which makes it challenging for proper nutrients to be delivered to the muscles and heal the area. Working with a chiropractor will improve range of motion as our chiropractors use proven adjustment techniques that help to mobilize the spine and allow blood flow to move properly to the area.
Chiropractic Care Reduces Pain
Proper chiropractic manipulations of the infected area can help to reduce pain. Many patients start to feel a reduction in pain following their first treatment as we help to open up the area and restore proper blood flow to the infected tissue. Chiropractic care was designed to improve the structure of the body and restore the body’s alignment to its natural state. When we use these manipulations and techniques, it does help to relieve pain and improve the healing process.
Chiropractic Care Reduces Scar Tissue
When you have been injured in an auto accident, you will end up dealing with scar tissue that has formed inside the muscles. The tissue can cause a patient to suffer from stiffness and feel like they are limited in range of motion. The body will heal itself, but it can take years for you to feel “normal” once again. We will target the scar tissue and break up the damage that has occurred as a result of the car accident. Working on the scar tissue will reduce pain and will help to reduce the healing time.
Chiropractic Care Accompanied With Massage Therapy
Following a car accident there will be injuries to the joints, ligaments, and the spine, but also to the muscles and tendons that attach to those joints. For this reason after a car accident we will work on all the injured areas with a combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy. We have wonderful massage therapists here at the Health and Wellness Clinic who know how to help with this healing process. The massage therapy when combined with chiropractic care is covered by insurance, 100%.
Why Chiropractic Care Is Needed After Car Accidents
Physical manipulations of the muscles will help to reduce pain and improve the healing process. If you have been told that you need surgery, we highly recommend scheduling a consultation with our office first. Many times we can help to reduce the risk of surgery, and strengthen the muscles to reduce the amount of downtime you will experience if you do end up needing surgery related to the car accident injury.
Auto Accident Chiropractic Care in Layton
Contact our office as soon as possible following a car accident. We have found patients who receive prompt chiropractic care following a car accident are less likely to have long-term pain. In-office treatments will help to improve the healing time, and we do provide at-home stretches and treatments you can do to maintain a stronger body and reduce the risk of chronic problems. Contact Health and Wellness Clinic in Layton, UT, today to schedule a consultation to finally eradicate pain from your body!