Chiropractic Care After a Vehicle Accident

January 7, 2019

Vehicle accident happen every day. In fact, close to 13 million vehicles were involved in accidents in the U.S. in 2016.

Fortunately, most accidents are not extremely serious. However, most lead to at least soft tissue damage, and almost all jar the spine in some way.


There are a variety of injuries that chiropractic care can help. Here are some reasons to see your chiropractor after any car accident!


Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Seeing a chiropractor can help you in a variety of ways. For instance, this type of care can help lower your blood pressure, with none of the side effects of blood pressure medication.


If something as simple as a chiropractic adjustment can help you take less medication, it’s worth it!


Chiropractic adjustments also help relieve pain. Whether you’re struggling with a pinched nerve, muscle pain from misalignment, or other concerns, seeing a chiropractor can bring relief.


Finally, chiropractic care can reduce inflammation that impacts your joints and a variety of other systems in your body. Lower levels of inflammation can also help you avoid developing inflammation-related diseases.


Whiplash & Neck Pain

When you are in an accident, your neck and head have a sudden front-and-back movement that extends muscles beyond their normal range of motion. This is known as whiplash, and it can happen even during a low-speed crash.


Whiplash affects your cervical spine, which is the top seven vertebrae in the neck. The upper part of the spine supports your head and protects the top of your spinal cord.


Without treatment, whiplash can cause headaches, shoulder pain, neck pain, and back pain. Fortunately, with chiropractic care, the effects of whiplash can be reduced.


Back Pain from Car Accidents

Another common problem after a car accident is back pain. Every accident jars your body, which can affect your spine. You may have pinched nerves, or the lack of alignment can affect other parts of your body and health.


Problems with your spine below your neck can contribute to a variety of health problems, including trouble breathing, heartburn, poor circulation, and even heart conditions.


When you get chiropractic care, you can have your back realigned. This can help prevent problems with pinched nerves and it can make sure your spine isn’t affecting the rest of your health.


Other Symptoms From an Accident

There are other symptoms you can suffer from a car accident as well. Are you struggling with dizziness, ringing in your ears, or other issues? You may need chiropractic care.


Of course, you should also visit your primary care doctor to be evaluated. If they tell you that you’re “fine” or can’t find serious injuries, be sure to reach out to a chiropractor.


We have been able to help a lot of folks who have been in a car accident. You can get relief from pain, correction for pinched nerves, and respite from muscle tension.


Don’t let your doctor tell you that you just have to live with chronic aches or other issues after a car accident. Schedule a consultation with us today!

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