Understanding what to do when an accident happens, and what types of injuries can occur may save you time, money, and long-term medical care. A prompt physical examination is the best advice. A thorough examination by a chiropractic doctor is a wise precaution to determine the presence or absence of “hidden” injuries.
Serious and costly injuries do not always result in immediate pain or bloodshed. Aside from the more dramatic wounds which require surgery or hospitalization, other serious and costly injuries may result from auto accidents. Doctors of Chiropractic are particularly well-qualified to detect and treat a wide variety of injuries of the spine, nerves, and other related structures
What can happen as the result of an auto accident injury?
What can happen as the result of an auto accident injury is that the musculoskeletal system is knocked out of proper alignment because of the force of the accident; back and neck pain can occur as a result. A whiplash injury can happen from the force of a rear-impact accident that cause the abrupt movement of the cervical spin backward and forward, or whipped. This will knock the spine out of its alignment and strain the neck muscles, which causes pain, soreness, and stiffness.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help with An Auto Injury?
Whereas traditional medicine generally relies on to covering up pain symptoms, chiropractic treatment addresses the underlying injury, whether it is spinal or whiplash. Painkillers provide immediate relief to the patients, but they do not offer a long-term solution when it comes to managing the pain. In addition, medication does not do much in terms of helping patients regain lost mobility after spine or whiplash injury. Chiropractic adjustments not only can relieve pressure on the muscles and nerves, but it also brings alignment back to the spine. Additional therapies, such as corrective exercise, can help bring back the body’s full range of motion.