An automobile accident is a scary experience. Even a relatively minor crash at slower speeds can leave you feeling stiff, sore, and stretched out. It’s important to seek medical attention following any accident to rule out head injuries or other internal damage that might not be immediately evident. If you continue to experience aches or stiffness after your doctor has given you the all-clear, a chiropractor may be able to provide relief.
Hidden Automobile Accident Injuries
Many people experience shock following a car accident. You may not feel pain immediately following an accident. You may even be checked out at the local urgent care or emergency room, and have serious injuries like broken bones or internal injuries ruled out. While this is an important step, it’s equally important to pay attention to your body’s signals in the days and weeks following an accident.
Not all injuries are immediately apparent. Whiplash often takes several hours to several days to develop. Concussions are another often-overlooked injury received in an accident. A follow up with a chiropractor can help ensure that hidden or delayed injuries are also discovered and treated.
Improving Recovery Time
When you come in for chiropractic care after an automobile accident, your chiropractor will assess your injuries or strains and begin to develop a personal care plan. The plan may include trigger point treatment, deep tissue massage, and adjustments. You may need a series of adjustments in order to bring your spine into proper alignment. A proper spinal alignment reduces pressure on nerves and allows for greater mobility and flexibility. With an increased ability to move freely, patients are better able to fully participate in physical therapy and exercises, speeding the healing process.
Get Your Life Back
Back and neck injuries can be debilitating. Chiropractic adjustments can help bring your spine back into proper alignment and help ensure the proper function of your body’s most important support and communications system- the spine. Visit Alpha Care soon after a car accident for a complete assessment and to create your personal care plan.