4 Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment After a Rear-End Collision

Chiropractic care involves multiple tools and techniques that are especially appropriate for treatment after a rear-end collision. In a collision, the musculoskeletal system is knocked out of alignment. That alignment is balanced and restored as part of our chiropractic services for car accident victims.

Compared to other treatments, such as medications or acupuncture, chiropractic services offer multiple benefits. The best benefit is that it is a drug-free way to reduce pain and bring back your quality of life.

Today, we’ll talk about four other chiropractic benefits that you can expect.

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Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation refers to a variety of processes used by the body to protect and heal itself. There are two types of inflammation:  Chronic and acute. Acute inflammation is what you experience in the aftermath of an injury. Redness, swelling, and warmth are all signs of acute inflammation.

Chronic inflammation happens when the body’s immune system and chemical defenses continue to be active long after the original injury, ultimately attacking healthy tissue. Chronic inflammation is associated with a variety of conditions, including heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.

Chiropractic care has shown to be effective in treating inflammation. It appears to have benefits that equal or exceed pharmaceutical medicine in many circumstances. In concert with lifestyle changes, such as improved nutrition, the benefits increase even more.

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Reduce Pain

Reducing inflammation reduces pain. When you receive chiropractic care, you reduce inflammation throughout the body’s systems. Realigning the spinal cord reduces inflammatory chemicals called cytokines. This in turn reduces chronic pain in the back, neck, and throughout the body.

Researchers have shown that chiropractic adjustments cause the release of oxytocin, a hormone associated with childbirth and bonding. Oxytocin is associated with contentment and low inflammation. Other pain-relieving compounds are stimulated, too.

Essentially, chiropractic care is a drug-free way to reduce inflammation. It stimulates your body to make its own pain medicine.

Restore Range of Motion

Chiropractic adjustments ensure that spinal vertebrae are in alignment, restoring full range of motion.

Reduce Scarring

When muscles and tendons are torn in a car accident, they heal by forming collagen-rich scar tissue. This causes pain and stiffness and reduces range of motion. Veeva Chiropractic Clinic uses special techniques to break down scar tissue so that it heals and fades quicker.

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Schedule an appointment with us today to learn how we can help you to reduce inflammation and pain and restore your quality of life. Put your rear-end car collision in the rearview mirror and contact us today.