Car Accident Injury? Learn How Chiropractic Care Can Make a Difference
Unfortunately for many accident victims, the standard treatment approach after a car injury is to use medication to manage pain. This approach, while initially effective, will not work long-term. Medication is a temporary fix to alleviate pain. Once the drugs wear off, your pain will return. Worse, by failing to treat the underlying injury, scar tissue can form, which will only exacerbate your pain.
Chiropractor Helps You Manage Pain After a Car Accident Injury
Chiropractic care can make a substantial difference for health after a car accident injury. Whether you suffer from back pain, neck pain or shoulder pain, here are two key ways that our chiropractor can help your body get back to normal as quickly as possible:
#1: Naturally manage pain without medication.
Chiropractic care is an effective, drug-free technique for managing back, neck and shoulder pain. Accident injury pain is triggered by a misalignment in the spine. A whiplash injury, for example, can cause chronic neck pain and headaches. Chiropractic adjustments are an effective pain management technique because they address the underlying cause for pain, rather than simply cover up the pain with medication. By restoring proper alignment to the cervical spine, adjustments relieve pressure on the nerves and provide long-term pain relief.
#2: Treat the underlying injury.
Failure to treat injuries can lead to long-term pain. Thick bands of scar tissue can form across the muscles, affecting proper movement and exacerbating pain. Chiropractic adjustments after an injury help prevent the formation of this scar tissue. Most importantly, adjustments support the body’s natural healing process, so car accident injury patients heal faster and experience less pain.