5 Reasons You Need to See a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident
After an auto accident, you may be suffering from injuries as soon as the accident happened, or you may have found that some injuries weren’t apparent until several days afterwards. In either case, timely chiropractic care can have a number of positive effects that help you get moving again after a car accident. In case you’re wondering whether chiropractic care can help, we’ve outlined those benefits here.
- Pain Reduction
Studies have indicated that chiropractic care is effective in treating acute musculoskeletal pain such as that suffered due to injuries related to car accidents. Manual treatments such as those delivered by a licensed chiropractor can not only help with the immediate pain directly related to the accident, but also in chronic pain you may have been suffering from beforehand, too.
- Reducing Inflammation
When joints, nerves, muscles or soft tissue are injured, it is normal for inflammation to increase rapidly around the injury. This can be due to the injury itself or the body’s attempts to speed healing in an injured area. However, inflammation can cause further pain and issues in the long-term. By seeing a chiropractor to manage inflammation, you can reduce it now and minimize the long-term effects.
- Treating Scar Tissue
Old injuries can create scar tissue and muscular adhesions as they heal. This can cause pain, stiffness and other symptoms to persist, long after the injury has healed. Receiving chiropractic care after an injury can not only reduce and help break up old scar tissue, but it can help prevent it from forming in the first place.
- Improve Range of Motion
Both scar tissue and inflammation, as well as other long-term effects of an injury can lead to a reduced range of motion. This means people may feel stiffness or weakness in joints and muscles that were previously injured. Seeking prompt chiropractic care at the time of injury can not only help prevent future problems, but can improve range of motion during the time immediately after the injury, as well.
- Take Advantage of Evidence Based Treatments for Long Term Health
Many studies have been done that demonstrate the effectiveness of chiropractic care in many common illnesses and injuries, both related to car accidents and otherwise. By seeking out a fully licensed doctor of chiropractic medicine, you can ensure that you are receiving evidence-based medical care that really works.
If you have been injured in a car accident or are dealing with chronic pain and inflammation, call Dr. Keren Gomez today at 305-761-6528 (Dade), 954-510-5518 (Broward), 561-414-2401 (Palm Beach). We can help you feel better today and prevent long-term health consequences that could result from your auto accident.