The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Recovery

Thousands of people are involved in auto accidents daily. While some accidents may be minor, some are serious and result in severe injuries or fatalities. Many live with the results of accidents for the rest of their lives. If you have been in an accident, your initial actions can determine how fast or well you recover.

Diagnosing and Treating Injuries

While some injuries experienced after an accident are obvious, others may be less apparent. Some injuries develop over time, often due to failure to get immediate treatment. Chiropractors have experience in dealing with common accident-related injuries.

They can help diagnose hidden injuries and create a customized treatment plan. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries treated by chiropractors.

Reducing Inflammation

Inflammation is a common result of injury as the body attempts to heal itself. Inflammation is good in small amounts, but too much of it causes pain, discomfort, and harm to tissues. Inflammation in the spine can lead to pain and stiffness.

Spinal manipulation can realign the spine, causing the body to increase the production of inflammatory cytokines. Chiropractic treatment lowers the inflammatory response, reducing pain.

Supporting Whiplash Recovery

Whiplash is a common injury resulting from auto accidents and can cause:

·      Migraine / Tension

·      Neck pain

·      Back pain

·      Pain / Tingling radiating into arms / hand and legs / feet

Receiving chiropractic treatment for whiplash can relieve the symptoms and produce long-term improvements. Chiropractors create a customized treatment plan that involves targeted gentle manipulation that enhances comfort and helps regain motion.

Reduce the Need for Medication

One of the best things about chiropractic care is that it does away with reliance on medications. Many people involved in auto accidents end up becoming addicted to medications due to prolonged use.

Chronic injuries cause them to depend on drugs to deal with the trauma and maintain comfort. Chiropractic care treats the underlying cause of the pain instead of simply targeting the pain. It allows the body to heal quickly and naturally without using drugs.

Restoring Range of Motion

Chiropractic care helps restore the range of motion. The joints in the spine often get jostled out of alignment during a crash. Many people lose some range of motion in the neck or back.

Pain and inflammation, or scar tissue formation, can also affect the range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments help mobilize the spine, improve posture, and reduce inflammation. Therapeutic techniques help naturally restore the range of motion.

Reducing Scar Tissue

The body goes through trauma after a car accident, where muscles and ligaments stretch. If the body repairs the injury naturally, it can lead to the development of internal scar tissue. Scar tissue often develops on muscles, leading to stiffness and discomfort while limiting movement. Chiropractors target the damaged areas, breaking up scar tissue and ensuring effective healing.

Chiropractic care is noninvasive, reducing the risk of side effects. The care also helps reduce the risk of long-term pain. Ignoring pain can lead to long-term complications. Regular sessions can help strengthen the body, preventing recurring pain. Chiropractic care helps improve the chances of making a successful insurance claim.

For more benefits of chiropractic care for auto accident recovery, visit Bloomingdale Chiropractic Clinic at our Valrico, Florida office. Call (813) 654-3921 to schedule an appointment today.

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