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Why You Should Get Help from a Chiropractor After a Severe Auto Accident

Published Date: 
January 3, 2017
A woman is in pain after a car accident.

After being involved in a severe auto accident, your body may be banged up. Even the simplest tasks may be challenging. In order to recover as quickly as possible, you should get help from a chiropractor. These pain specialists have many techniques to help you get back up on your feet again.

Physical Therapy

Learning specific movements is important for managing and preventing future injuries, whether it is with your neck, legs, or back. Chiropractors regularly monitor your recovery progress, making adjustments when they are needed.

There are many exercises these professionals may ask you to work on, including stretching, low-impact aerobics training, pain relief exercises, and strengthening exercises. Your chiropractor will put together a treatment plan based on the level of pain you feel  and your lifestyle.

Pain exercises help increase your flexibility and reduce inflammation. Once your pain is under control, you can shift to strength exercises that target the core. Resistance bands are beneficial for these exercises because they make your body more elastic, improve your balance, and reduce joint pain.

Nutrition Counseling

You have a lot of power in determining how fast you recover from these severe injuries. Working in conjunction with a Vancouver chiropractor, you can develop a diet that promotes full-body healing. Although ginger is generally recommended for relieving nausea, there are compounds in it that combat inflammation. There are also very few side-effects associated with ginger, no matter what form you consume.

Fish like salmon are great to consume because they contain omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats that take away chronic pain and have many other health benefits. In terms of food, try to eat a lot of red grapes since they have resveratrol.  According to research, this chemical compound, stops cells in the body from responding to signals of inflammation.

Talk with your chiropractor to come up with a diet that is both economical and manageable. They’ll help you choose fresh vegetables and fruits, along with lean meat full of nutrients and protein required for healing.

Pain after an auto accident can adversely affect many aspects of your life. There is hope, though, if you remain as active as possible and seek professional help from a chiropractor. A chiropractor’s expertise and pain management skills will alleviate your pain quickly.

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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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