Have You Suffered a Car Accident Injury? Learn How Chiropractic Care Helps
Even a minor car accident, like a fender bender, can cause serious damage to the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment technique because it restores proper alignment to the spine, correcting the underlying cause for back pain, neck pain, headaches and other health problems. Below, our chiropractor answers three of your most frequently asked questions about the benefits of chiropractic care for auto accident injuries.
Top Car Accident Injury FAQs
#1: Why is chiropractic care effective for treating whiplash injuries?
Whiplash is the most common auto accident injury. It occurs when the force of a rear impact accident “whips” the neck backwards and forwards. This whipping action causes a spinal misalignment, triggering neck pain, headaches and migraines. Chiropractic care is a gentle, hands-on treatment technique that restores proper alignment to the spine. Adjustments alleviate pressure on the nerves for long-lasting pain relief.
#2: I’ve been to the hospital; do I really need to see a chiropractor?
Yes, even if you have been to the hospital, you will still benefit from chiropractic care. Emergency care at a hospital is designed to provide immediate pain relief. However, medication and other emergency measures are limited in their long-term effectiveness. Prescription drugs, for example, work by ‘covering up’ pain; once medication wears off, your pain will return. Chiropractic care is different; these treatments address the underlying spinal misalignment to relieve pressure on nearby nerves and provide long-term pain relief. A chiropractor is specially trained to identify spinal misalignment and provide care after an auto accident injury.
#3: Is chiropractic care safe for auto injuries?
Chiropractic care is safe and effective for auto accident injury treatment. Our chiropractor will first conduct a diagnostic exam to identify the specific cause for your injury. Once this injury has been identified, the next step is to create a custom treatment program for pain management and injury rehabilitation. This personalized approach to care ensures your pain is safely managed while our treatments support the body’s natural injury rehabilitation process.
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