The Benefits of Receiving Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident

Due to the nature of common injuries that often occur in a car accident, chiropractic treatment may be ideal for aiding the accident victim through the healing and recovery process. There are a number of post motor vehicle accident injuries, like misalignment of the musculoskeletal system, that chiropractic care may help. Chiropractic manipulation and other chiropractic care services may help speed the recovery process and return the victim to a balanced state of well-being.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident

Car collisions, and other serious accidents involving a motor vehicle, can result in serious injuries that may be permanent or at least require long term healing. There are a number of terrific and practical benefits of undergoing professional chiropractic care after a car or truck accident.

Since accident victims hurt in a car collision often experienced fast and powerful blows that force the victim to be forcefully pushed in a back and forth type of motion, these victims often develop whiplash, head concussions, back and neck-related injuries along with unexpected blows that can leave deep bruises, cuts and contusions.

Some Car Accident Injuries that May Respond to Chiropractic Care

As stated already, there are some injuries, including spinal injuries, that frequently occur during a car accident that reputable chiropractic care may help treat. These injuries include:

  • Headaches
  • Deep Bruising & Contusions of Soft Tissue
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Neck Pain and/or Stiffness
  • Shoulder Seat Belt Pressure Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Chest Pain Involving Soft Tissues or Bruising of Ribs
  • Shoulder Pain or Limited Range of Motion & Stiffness
  • Joint Pain
  • Decrease of Mobility Status
  • Muscle Pain & Spasms
  • Strains & Sprains
  • Development of Anxieties & Insomnia

Note: It is crucial to have serious injuries like brain trauma, internal injuries, broken bones and other life threatening injuries ruled out first by a qualified medical doctor and/or ER physician. The doctor may order X-rays and other diagnostic tests to determine if the person can safely undergo chiropractic care and whether any of the injuries are involving just the soft tissues and problems with misalignment that will need correction.

Reasons Chiropractors May Wait Before Actual Full Adjustment

Sometimes, a chiropractor may delay in actually performing a full adjustment manipulation to correct misalignment problems. Clients may undergo gentle massage and certain rehabilitation exercises to give some injuries time to heal. Performing a chiropractic full adjustment too quickly may result in increased injury damage and/or pain. Ice packs may also be used.

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