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How to Determine If You Need Chiropractic Care After Getting Into an Auto Accident

Published Date: 
July 24, 2017
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A woman in a neck brace winces in pain.

For many people, getting into an auto accident can cause psychological and physical trauma due to the crash. It's common to feel pain when you sustain injuries, which can often last for several weeks or months. If you're recovering from a collision, there are a few signs that you need to receive chiropractic care to improve your well-being.

Back Pain

Many people develop back pain after being involved in an accident due to whiplash that occurs from the collision. The spine can be out of alignment and can cause the nerves to be pinched, which can cause a significant amount of pain in the neck and back on a daily basis. Instead of covering up the discomfort with medication, it's important to visit a professional to receive adjustments. A skilled chiropractor can improve the alignment of your spine and offer relief for the pain because he specializes in musculoskeletal conditions and is aware of the best techniques to use.

Stiffness

One of the most common issues that develop after being involved in an auto accident is stiffness in different areas of the body. You may find it difficult to turn your head a certain direction or have limited mobility in your arms. Stiffness can develop due to soft tissue injuries and can lead to spinal disc degeneration. The stiffness can also be caused by scar tissue that forms on the muscles.

Increasing Severity of Symptoms

It’s only common to expect the pain or discomfort to reduce in severity over time, but many find that the symptoms begin to get worse. A delay in treatment can often lead to long-term pain, making it necessary to see a professional to address the issues. You can receive pain relief without having to rely on medication that is often prescribed. Some people resort to using pain medication, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms or a dependency later on.

Inflammation is Present

Inflammation is reduced when visiting a chiropractor due to ligaments and muscles that are stretched. Chiropractic care reduces inflammation in the body by helping the soft tissue to heal and find relief.

When you want to recover from an auto accident, there are several reasons to visit a chiropractor. Those who have been in an accident can suffer from different injuries and symptoms, making it necessary to identify any signs that indicate that they may need to visit a professional chiropractor in the local area.

Sources:

8 Reasons Why Chiropractic is the Best Treatment for Auto Injuries, chironexus.net

Benefits of Chiropractic Care after a Car Accident, chiropracticcare.today

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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