How chiropractic care can help after a car accident

If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, minor or serious, you understand it is a frightening event often involving injuries and almost always resulting in extended mental trauma. In an instant, a car accident can literally alter your life. Veeva Chiropractic Clinic hopes you never experience a bad accident but if you do, there are highly effective chiropractic treatments to help you heal and get on a speedy road to recovery.

While a serious accident may require extensive surgery, in situations where you are able to walk away your first step should be to contact a chiropractor. This type of professional care specializes in treatment of neck and back injuries, whiplash, and soft tissue ailments; all of which can escalate if not rapidly addressed.

Why Chiropractic?

Many people involved in car accidents make a beeline for their traditional doctor and in some cases that is a wise choice, but chiropractic care can be a better solution because it involves no drugs or surgery. Let’s look at some other encouraging incentives to choose chiropractic after an auto collision.

Motion restored

One of the most common issues after an accident is muscle inflammation in your neck and back. This inflammation restricts the flow of blood and nutrients and dramatically slows healing. Targeted chiropractic adjustments help mobilize the spine, speed up healing, and offer comfort.

Reduced inflammation

Severe pain the day after a car accident is usually due to micro-tears in ligaments. Often resulting from whiplash, these tiny tears are not detectable by x-ray but a chiropractor can adjust the spine to help release anti-inflammatory super nutrients.

Say goodbye to scar tissue

Scar tissue inside your body is much different than that covering a skin wound. Damaged muscles naturally develop scar tissue and while it heals on its own, it takes time and can be stiff and very uncomfortable. A chiropractor has the skills to zero in on that scar tissue and break it up for much faster healing.

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No drugs, less pain

Simply stated, pain-relieving drugs are bad. They might provide brief comfort but they are addictive and often lead to further problems. The processes involved with chiropractic treatment release the body’s own natural and highly efficient pain-relieving hormones. Not only does this directly help areas damage in an accident, it can improve or bring relief to prior problem areas.

For more information or if you have questions on chiropractic care, contact Veeva Chiropractic Clinic at (503) 782-6108.