Just like choosing a lawyer to protect your rights, you must also choose a health care provider to protect your well being. Following an auto accident you may be very stiff and sore, and it is important that you choose a doctor that has your best interest at heart. Many doctors do not give patients the time and care they need to get better and stay better.
The reality of car accident injuries is that they take a little longer to heal, and you may experience frequent flare ups. The most common injuries resulting from an auto accident are sprain/strain injuries of the neck, aka whiplash injuries, and sprain/strain injuries of the mid-back, low back, hip, and shoulder. More often than not Tylenol does not help with the pain of sprain/strain injuries, which forces patients to seek other health care options. Chiropractic is the number one treatment and first line of defense for all auto related whiplash injuries.
What is a Sprain/Strain Injury?
A sprain is a partial tear of a ligament, and a strain is a partial tear of a muscle. Even mico-tears of a ligament or muscle can be very inflamed and painful. Ligaments hold joints together, and when a ligament is damaged it leaves the joint unstable and vulnerable to further injury. Early treatment is very important for the healing of ligaments.
What can a Chiropractor do for me?
Your chiropractor will take x-rays of your injures, thoroughly examine you and proceed with treatment. If any further diagnostic imaging is necessary your chiropractor will make the proper referrals. Early on in treatment chiropractors use therapies to decrease pain and inflammation such as electrical muscle stimulation and rocktape. Based on the findings on the x-rays and the findings of the examination the doctor with adjust the areas of your spine that were injured as a results of the accident. Learn more about chiropractic adjustments by clicking here.