The instant after the accident, and the moment everything finally stops moving, you look around and check yourself for injuries. You see no visible wounds and you feel nothing so you think, you’re okay. You get out of the vehicle and assess the damage, file necessary reports, and then all the sudden, you feel an ache in your back or a stiffness in your neck.
After A Car Accident
You begin experiencing a headache, and nothing you take seems to work. Your first thought is a trip to the hospital, and that is always the best call especially when you are unsure of your injuries. After determining nothing is life threatening or broken, the next appointment to make should be with a chiropractor so they can evaluate those car accident injuries.
Why see a chiropractor? What can they do? How can they help?
1. Injuries Aren’t Always Transparent
If you sustained a break or a lacerations in the accident they are visible injuries and the doctor in the emergency room would have noticed those things. What they don’t always see is soft tissue injuries as they don’t always present themselves right away. The best thing to do after an accident is to meet with a chiropractor so they can evaluate your individual situation and create a treatment plan that best fits you.
When you first meet with the chiropractor following the accident, they can help by creating treatment plans to heal symptoms such as headaches, aches and pains and even dizzy spells before they have a chance to really set in the body.
2. Regain Range of Motion
If the auto accident you were involved in resulted in neck or back injuries, inflammation is going to be the root of your problem. When your body becomes inflamed, the blood and nutrients needed to heal the injured area cannot get there as quick as it should, leading to increased pain.
Our AICA chiropractors will give you an adjustment, which in turn helps your spine regain mobility and restore proper range of motion. When you have the proper range of motion, your body will be able to heal in a faster manner.
3. Reduction of Pain
Visiting with a chiropractor is like providing medicine to the whole body. Many think they specialize just in the back, however with proper alignment your entire body has the potential to be pain free.
When an adjustment is performed, a hormone is released into the body which helps in managing pain. The area or areas that needed the treatment will see relief, as will the body as a whole.