5 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Speed Up Injury Recovery

No matter how safely you drive, anything can happen out on the road. Thousands of people are injured daily in vehicle accidents; no matter how severe the accident, they need medical care.

Auto accidents, no matter how minor or how bad, can cause significant pain. You can strain your cervical spine even in a low-speed collision, and other physical conditions can take years to manifest.

Chiropractic care is key in preventing chronic pain following a car accident, since your musculoskeletal system is often knocked out of alignment. Let’s take a closer look at how chiropractic care can help speed up your injury recovery.

Medication-Free Pain Relief.

After a car accident, most people think they need drugs. Back, neck, and shoulder pain may be bothering you. The underlying injuries that result from car accidents are not addressed by drugs, and they are only masking the pain. There can be a high level of addiction to pain relief medications, as we have seen with the opioid crisis. A chiropractor can provide non-addictive pain relief. 

Non-Invasive Treatment.

Chiropractic care reduces the likelihood that accident injuries will require surgery after an automobile accident. Injury treatment should be given as soon as possible, especially to soft tissue injuries. Chiropractic care and adjustments should be covered by your insurance.  Nutritional counseling is also offered by non-invasive chiropractors in addition to spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care aims to provide full-body recovery with minimal need for medication.

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Movement Restoration.

Injury resulting from a car accident can cause inflammation as a byproduct of the body protecting itself. After an auto accident, this inflammation can lead to neck pain or lower back pain. The injured areas cannot receive vital nutrients when there is inflammation. The chiropractor mobilizes the spine through chiropractic adjustments and restores joint motion and function, thus facilitating natural healing.

Relieves Muscle Tension.

Deep and soft tissue injuries lay hidden under the surface and take time to heal. In some cases, you may not feel any pain or see the signs of bruising for several days following your injury. Common injuries like whiplash can get worse every hour without the proper treatment. When you work with a chiropractor, you can be realigned quickly to relieve serious muscle tension.

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Chiropractors rely on muscle massage to help relax tense muscles that are causing more pain. When parts of your body are injured, it is natural for the muscles surrounding it to become tense. Chiropractic massage can help muscles loosen and proper circulation to restore your damaged tissues. 

A Customized Treatment Plan.

Work with your chiropractor to build a treatment plan that is right for you. With continued care, including spinal adjustments and deep tissue massage, you will feel the difference in your pain immediately. Each patient requires specialized care to get the best results. Your chiropractor will help you to build an in-office treatment plan along with stretches and exercises that you can do at home.

If you have been injured in a car crash, it can take time to return to your normal routine. Work together with your chiropractor to design a treatment plan that will speed up your recovery. 

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