The Many Benefits of Chiropractic Care After a Car Crash
Most people think of injuries in a car collision that are blatantly visible and they only seek care if that sort of injury is present. However, many injuries are not seen right away and if not treated soon, they may become much worse. At Joint Maneuvers Chiropractic Centre, P.A. in Lake Nona, Orlando and St Cloud we provide expert care after any type of accident no matter if it is just a fender bender or more serious injury.
Sometimes an Injury is Not Obvious
If you can see an injury, such as cuts, bruising or broken bones, then it's obvious that you need emergency medical attention at once. However, many injuries from a collision don't actually have symptoms for hours or even a few days in the case of whiplash. If you experience whiplash you may be dizzy, have headaches, soreness or pain in your upper back and neck. It's best not to wait until you feel any type of pain to get treatment because it can lead to long-term pain that you can avoid.
Reduction of Inflammation
Many people experience tiny tears in the ligaments or muscles, which can cause severe pain. These tears are not visible with an X-ray from an emergency room. A chiropractic doctor can use spinal manipulation to realign your spinal cord to make your body naturally release an anti-inflammatory to reduce your swelling and pain.
Reduction of Scar Tissue
Most people do not realize it, but you can form scar tissue inside your body after a car crash injury. This will cause you to feel very uncomfortable and stiff. A chiropractor can break up the scar tissue faster with his expert techniques to help you heal faster.
Reduction of Pain in the Entire Body
A chiropractic adjustment relieves the pain associated with a car injury and it also relieves pain that you may have had anywhere in your body before the accident occurred. The key to this is the natural anti-inflammatory that is released into your entire body with treatment.
Restoring Range of Motion
Seeking treatment from a chiropractic clinic can mobilize your spine to restore your range of motion so your body can begin its natural healing process at a much faster rate than if you don't seek a treatment plan for your injuries.
Don't Wait--It Might Be Too Late
Remember when you are involved in an accident to seek treatment from a chiropractor that is experienced in auto wrecks and claims. We at Joint Maneuvers Chiropractic Centre, P.A. have two convenient locations for you to visit us in Lake Nona, or St Cloud. We can help you with a treatment plan so you can heal quickly and get back to your original self.
Danger Signs of Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration (CAD) injury, Indicating Need For care:
- Sudden onset of neck pain
- Recurring headaches
- Change in behavior following a crash
- Pain and muscle tension in back of neck or between shoulders
- Stiffness or pain in lower back
- Loss of sleep or interrupted sleep
- Nervous tension - fatigue (nerve exhaustion)
- Numbness or pain in the arms, hands, legs or feet
- Muscle spasms or painful joints
- Dizziness or tiredness in morning