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Apr. 05 2019 Published by: Dr. Craig Singer

Benefits of Chiropractic Care after an Auto Injury

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So, you’ve been in an accident and you’re feeling a bit sore, but you’re not a hundred percent convinced you need to make that chiropractor appointment to have yourself checked out.

Maybe that’s because you’re just not familiar enough with all the different ways a knowledgeable Florida chiropractor can help with common car crash injuries. A trip to the chiropractor after an auto accident could end up saving you in more ways than one.

One of the biggest: you can catch small issues before they become chronic conditions. Wait until they surface later down the road and they’re likely to cost you thousands of dollars and years of treatment.

Licensed chiropractors are degreed in a four-year academic program that includes both course work in the biomedical sciences (among other things) and field work caring directly for patients. Often, they further pursue a two- to three-year residency in specialized fields of interest afterward, and can help treat a number of conditions associated with auto accident injuries including, but not limited to, the most common injuries – neck and low back pain.

If for some reason that doesn’t convince you, here are a half a dozen benefits we know chiropractic care can offer those who’ve suffered injuries after being involved in an auto accident:

Chiropractors Do More Than Just Crack Your Back

Often, people imagine lying on a table while a chiropractor holds their head, counts to three, and whips it to the side, a series of cracks indicating success. However, a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan developed by a licensed chiropractic professional can actually involve physical therapy, a variety of massage, manipulation, and ultrasound evaluations, among other things. Some plans even incorporate nutritional recommendations.

Early Therapy Can Prevent Worsening of Conditions

For example, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), about two-thirds of those involved in car crashes develop whiplash, a common soft tissue injury to the neck also called a neck sprain or strain. Symptoms can take days or even weeks to appear, and research has shown that improvement level is lowered by a delay in seeking treatment. Often if the condition isn’t properly diagnosed in time, suffering can become unbearable before it gets better.

Chiropractic Work Lessens Pain and Inflammation

Due to factors such as velocity and impact, micro-tears within ligament and muscle tissues also commonly occur during a car crash. Just as often, these injuries are so small they are usually undetectable by x-ray. It is these tiny tears that can be a root cause of otherwise unexplained inflammation.

Spinal manipulations are scientifically proven to release natural anti-inflammatories within the body, which can help reduce pain and swelling from these unobservable traumas.

Chiropractic Work Lessens Pain and Inflammation

The Non-invasive Treatment Promotes Natural Healing

Those natural anti-inflammatories released during your non-invasive adjustments to realign your spine, joints, and other tissues may just save you from going under the knife.

Chiropractic therapy has been proven to significantly reduce pain and promote the body’s natural abilities to heal itself. If you had the option between chiropractic treatment over a period of a few weeks to a few months or undergoing a surgical procedure and then beginning the long road to recovery, which would you choose?

You Can Skip the Prescription Painkillers

News headlines of prescription addictions which once seemed shocking are now so commonplace that people are actively seeking out alternatives to pharmaceutical treatments. Fortunately, the research is showing they are making the right choice.

Chiropractic therapy addresses the root cause of pain and discomfort from injury rather than simply masking the pain the way prescribed medications tend to do.

Targeted Manipulation Reduces Scar Tissue

Chiropractic manipulation also incorporates techniques which specifically target damaged areas in order to break up scar tissue during the healing process. This prevents patients from feeling the stiffness of those tough tissues that would otherwise develop around the injury site.

These techniques also reduce restrictions by stretching connective tissues in order to rearrange the structure of the soft tissues surrounding the site, which contributes to the restoration of range of motion. 

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Spending a brief afternoon with your trusted chiropractor immediately after you’ve been in an auto accident is likely to save you time, money, and a lot of pain. Not to mention, when you proactively seek treatment directly following an accident, in the event that you do end up needing to file a claim, you will improve your chances of receiving the compensation you seek.

About the Author:

Dr. Singer has been a practicing chiropractor for more than 20 years, and USA Health & Therapy has been around since 2004. Over the course of his career, Singer has helped tens of thousands of people with all kinds of issues by using a wide variety of treatment strategies. He has extensive knowledge of chiropractic modalities, including Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson Drop Table, and Activator, and in 1997 he earned a special adjunctive Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma (CCST) to better provide care for car crash victims. Dr. Singer is licensed to practice chiropractic medicine in both Florida and New York.

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