Chiropractic Care For Auto Accidents
Car accidents can cause a range of injuries to the people involved. Some of these can be treated on the spot because they’re obvious from the start. However, others are more insidious, in that they settle in subtly and diminish the person’s quality of life. One example is back pain that starts a couple of weeks after you get rear-ended. Even minor accidents can cause people to develop chronic issues.
Most people with such a problem would not think about the alternatives to visiting a medical doctor, but they should. Chiropractic is an excellent way to get treated for pain following an accident because this form of treatment doesn’t use drugs or surgery.
There are many symptoms, an X-ray can detect, but others it will completely pass over. Muscle tears and ligament strains, which are common in people who have been in an accident, cannot be detected by an X-ray, because they’re usually microscopic. With no indication that anything bad has happened, the person may wake up on the following day experiencing severe pain. A chiropractor can manipulate the spine to allow for the release of IL-6 within the body, which has anti-inflammatory properties that work to heal acute injuries.
If you injure your back or neck in an accident, the ensuing inflammation can be even more problematic. Primarily, it will impede healing by blocking blood and nutrients from getting to the injured area. Making chiropractic adjustments to the spine can mobilize it, as well as let your injuries begin to heal.
Reducing Scar Tissue
Scar tissue is commonly associated with old wounds, but they can also appear inside the body. Muscles can form scar tissue following an injury because that is one of the natural ways in which the body reacts. Scar tissue formed this way can bring a feeling of stiffness and discomfort that can last awhile. Chiropractic treatment includes methods which can target damaged areas in the body, allowing the scar tissue to be broken up faster than otherwise. This not only lets the person heal faster, but also leaves them feeling better.
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