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How a Chiropractor Can Help You Recover from Your Automobile Injury

Published Date: 
June 23, 2017
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A chiropractor adjusts a mans neck to relieve neck pain.

When you’ve been in an automobile accident, it’s most likely that it will take weeks or even months for some other injuries to manifest. If you notice symptoms such as chronic pain in parts of the body that got hit during your accident, the most ideal course of action would be to consult a healthcare professional. A chiropractor can evaluate your current physical condition and diagnose you for the necessary treatments you need to recover.

Neck, shoulder, and lower back pain are only some of the most common effects of having been in an accident. It’s also helpful to take note of other related symptoms, such as dizziness, headaches, fatigue, vision problems, and tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears).

Tests and Treatments in Chiropractic Care

You may have undergone X-rays and MRIs right after your accident, so make sure to bring all these documents on your first consultation. Then, after receiving your diagnosis, you may undergo a series of tests to assess your range of motion, muscle strength, and neurological health.

Chiropractic care comprises various treatments such as massage therapy, physical therapy, and physiotherapy. Depending on your injury, one or more of these treatments types will be conducted in a series of sessions to you build your strength and stability and reduce discomfort. Manual adjustment, the most commonly used chiropractic treatment method, may also be performed.

Total Chiropractic Care

With pain limiting your movement and your day-to-day activities, you feel physical discomfort and the stress of being unable to do what you usually do. Chiropractors are focused on providing personalized care so that you enjoy lasting pain relief and an improved quality of life.

When you seek treatment, you can also bring up your nutritional goals which are also key to living healthier from the inside. Chiropractic practices offer nutritional counselling as part of their holistic treatment system so you feel renewed inside and out.

Seeking Chiropractic Care

Injuries tend to become chronic the longer treatment is delayed, which is why it’s recommended to seek medical attention the moment you notice pain to be regular and unmanageable. If you’re worried about the cost, most chiropractic care treatments are covered by insurance, so you don’t have to make your health last priority.

If you have lower back pain that won’t seem to go away, sprains, whiplash, or a herniated disk, chiropractic care is ideal to help relieve these conditions a well. With the right chiropractic treatments, you’re bound to regain your strength, mobility, and ease of movement.

Source:

Exercise and Chiropractic Therapy, Spine-Health.com

Dr. Darren Faherty D.C.

In 2004, Dr. Darren Faherty graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from UWEC - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Dr. Darren continued education at the highly esteemed University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College) where he obtained his chiropractic degree in 2007. He has been helping people recover from injuries and return to their normal lifestyles ever since.

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