If you have ever been involved in a car accident, then you know how traumatizing it can be. Not only is your car damaged, but your body takes a beating as well. Whiplash is a common injury sustained in car accidents, and it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care can help relieve the pain associated with whiplash and other injuries sustained in a car accident. Qualified chiropractors will assess your injury and develop a plan of action to help you feel better while avoiding long-term damage to your neck and spine. Below are five common reasons why you should see a chiropractor immediately following a car accident.
To Relieve Pain
The most obvious reason to see a chiropractor after a car accident is to relieve pain. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for pain relief. It can help to reduce inflammation and improve range of motion.
To Prevent Further Injury
Another reason to seek chiropractic care after a car accident is to prevent further injury. When you are involved in a car accident, your body is thrown around and your spine is jarred. This can cause misalignments in the spine which can lead to additional pain and other health problems down the road. Seeing a chiropractor immediately following a car accident can help to prevent these misalignments and keep you healthy.
To Improve Range of Motion
If you have been involved in a car accident, chances are your range of motion has been affected. Chiropractic care can help to improve the range of motion by realigning the bones and joints in your body. This will help you move better and feel less pain.
To Promote Healing
Chiropractic care can also promote healing by increasing blood flow and improving nerve function. This increased blood flow helps to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the injured area which speeds up the healing process.
To Reduce Stress
Finally, chiropractic care can help to reduce stress. Car accidents are a traumatic experience and can be very stressful to those involved. You have to deal with insurance, have your car repaired and you’ll likely be dealing with pain. Chiropractic care can help to reduce stress by relieving pain and promoting relaxation during this process.
How Does a Chiropractor Provide Auto Injury Treatment?
During your first visit, Dr. Gurj Kalay will take a complete medical history and perform a physical examination. We will also likely order X-rays or other imaging tests to assess the extent of your injuries. Based on this information, we can develop an auto injury treatment plan specifically for you. The specific type of treatment provided will depend on the nature and severity of your injuries. However, common treatments used to treat car accident victims include spinal manipulation, massage therapy, exercises and stretching, ice and heat therapy and electrical stimulation. If you have been involved in a car accident, don’t wait to seek treatment. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment. We can help you find relief from pain and get you on the road to recovery.