If you have been involved in a major automobile incident then you will likely know all about pain, but even if you’ve been involved in a minor incident that didn’t seem to affect you at the time, you may now be living with muscle pain on a daily basis.
Even a minor car accident can affect you in ways that you may not have possibly conceived of. That’s why it is so important to undergo chiropractic care following a car accident.
Why Chiropractic Care is Critical After a Car Accident
Chiropractic care helps treat the injuries that you cannot see
When you are involved in a car accident your natural concern is about the injuries that you can see, which are typically cuts and bruises. Cuts are damage to the skin and flesh and can easily be treated. Bruises are areas where blood has leaked into damaged tissue and you cannot do anything other than wait for them to fade.
Deeper injuries have no external symptoms and tend to get ignored. A violent jolt – such as one experienced if you are hit by another driver – will jerk your muscles in a way that they were not prepared for. This will cause small tears in the fibers that make up the muscles. These tears will repair themselves in time, but you will experience discomfort while the healing process is ongoing.
A chiropractor can help your body heal itself faster
You may not know this but a chiropractor can help accelerate the healing process. By manipulation your chiropractor can ‘encourage’ your body to release higher levels of interleukin 6, which is a natural anti-inflammatory that will help your injuries heal faster.
Muscular and skeletal manipulation will also encourage your body to release higher levels of natural, pain-relieving hormones. This will enable you to manage your pain without the need for high levels of pain medication. We are all aware of the current ‘opioid crisis’ that affects the US, and the problems associated with dependence upon opioids that were originally prescribed as pain killers.
It can take months to fully recover after a car accident, but you can significantly reduce the time it’ll take for you to get your life completely back on track by making use of the services of a qualified and experienced chiropractor in the Miami area.
If you have been affected by any of the circumstances described in this article, then please feel free to contact Dr. Keren Gomez at 305-761-6538 (Dade), 954-510-5518 (Broward) or 561-414-2401 (Palm Beach). You can also use any of the contact details available via our online contact form.