Seeing a chiropractor is a great idea, especially when you may have sustained whiplash, headaches, or injuries to your neck and back. With chiropractic care, you can make sure that you heal from your injuries and prevent complications from developing in the future. When it comes to injuries as a result of an automobile accident, it is important to get treatment as early as possible and not wait an extended amount of time to see the doctor.
After car accident injuries, there may be scar tissue formation in your joints, ligaments, and muscles. This will result in stiffness and pain. This is actually a normal process of your body repairing damaged areas. However, when the chiropractor targets these areas, they will now heal in better alignment rather than repairing as layers of scar tissue. Think of this like stretching after the gym. When your muscle fibers are damaged from working out, you feel sore. When your body repairs these damaged muscle fibers, it repairs these fibers in all directions, causing stiffness and decreased range of motion. But when you stretch these muscles, you will start to heal (rather than repair) by realigning the muscle fibers correctly. As a result, you will feel better and have better motion.
After a traumatic event such as an auto accident, there will be inflammation that develops in the injured areas. This inflammation slows down blood flow and lymph fluid flow, thus decreasing nutrients from reaching the areas they need to go to.
When you visit a doctor after a traumatic car accident, you can only think about getting out of the current pain. However, chiropractic adjustments will not only help relieve you of the pain you are experiencing now. It can help prevent these injuries from becoming serious long-term issues. The scar tissue, inflammation, and a list of other common symptoms can develop into long-term problems such as arthritis and spinal degeneration if left untreated. Chiropractors typically have a long-term view on your health.
If you were injured in an auto accident that was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person, you may consider taking legal action against them. Our office works closely with different adjustors and attorneys who are experienced with these types of cases. If we find that it is necessary, we will choose one that fits best with your situation, whether it is a language preference or type/severity of the accident. We may also refer you to other specialists and therapists if we find that it is necessary for your improvement.
As you can see, there are many benefits you may receive by getting chiropractic care after a car accident. You have just learned that there is much more to manage than just your current pain. Chiropractors who are experienced with auto accidents and personal injuries will help you through the entire process. Here at Du Chiropractic, we will ensure that the process goes smoothly and will always take great care of your health.
Our goal is to help you receive the proper care after a personal injury, auto accident or fall. Our staff is devoted to helping you obtain the most comprehensive treatments and the care you deserve, so you may maintain your quality of life after an injury and can begin to feel like yourself again.
Too often, individuals involved in an auto injury or wreck have minimal or no symptoms until several weeks after the auto accident. That is where the professionals at Du Chiropractic come in, and can assist you with all aspects of auto accident personal injury recovery.