Why to Choose Chiropractic Care After an Auto Accident
If you have ever been in an automobile accident then you know that often times, pain is not felt until hours or even days after the accident occurs. For many accident victims, the thought never occurs to them to see a chiropractor for their spinal health needs. However, chiropractic care after an automobile accident is a quality solution for health care. The option does not include surgery or drugs, providing a natural choice for treatment. The alternative is one to consider when you need to have accident injuries treated. Below are a few examples of why one should choose chiropractic care after an auto accident.
In a car accident, there are obvious injuries such as a broken bone or laceration. And there are also unseen injuries, such as whiplash, these are far less obvious. With chiropractic care, you can have the ability to improve healing from injuries such as whiplash and other problems that are not visibly seen after an accident.
It can take a few hours or even days after the wreck to feel symptoms, such as, pain, having headaches or become dizzy. The best way to deal with a problem such as whiplash is to correct it early on. If you visit a chiropractor immediately after the wreck, you can then be diagnosed properly, and your injuries treated to help decrease your long-term effects.
Dealing with Inflammation
When you are in a car accident, the muscles and ligaments can be torn. Such mico-tears can lead to injury but can be unseen during an x-ray. With these tears, you may wake up after the crash and feel pain. A chiropractor can help alleviate the pain from such tears. Chiropractic can help to reduce the pain you are feeling as well as inflammation, to promote healing.
Reducing Need For Pain Medications
Pain associated with the accident is often treated with pain reducing medication, which has two large problems. First, the meds only cover up the pain and don’t address the actual cause of the pain. When pain is covered with medication we often do more damage because we forget the severity of the injury. Finally, we all know we have a serious problem with opioids in this country leading to many unnecessary deaths, so when it can be avoided it should.
Reducing Scar Tissue
When you have an injury, scar tissue can develop as the injury heals. The scar tissue then creates a stiffness or uncomfortable feeling for the individual over time. With chiropractic care, the damaged areas can be targeted, and the scar tissue broken up at a faster rate. This helps to ensure that you feel better and the injury can heal properly, more quickly, and with better range of motion.
In some cases, a patient will wait so long for treatment that surgery may be considered the only solution. Thankfully, you can often avoid invasive surgery by going to the chiropractor after the car accident. Avoiding surgery if you can, is a great benefit of chiropractic care.
Call our office in Fort Myers, and schedule your appointment today. Dr. Eric Teachout will help you get on the road to healing and recovery after a car accident! If you or someone you love has suffered from a car accident, seek chiropractic care immediately so that you can begin to heal correctly.