According to the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Department there are around 200,000 car accidents every year; which translates to almost 650 per day! Fortunately, the overwhelming majority of crashes are minor and do not result in hospitalization. However, even an accident that is not severe in nature can mean years of chronic pain for those involved.
The traditional physical evaluation following a car accident may reveal a clean bill of health, but there are effects that traditional care does not always reveal. Paramedics at the scene and medical personnel at the hospital can diagnose broken bones or other glaring injuries. Many smaller injuries remain hidden from their tests and assessments, but lead to pain for the victim.
Chiropractic Care is a Natural Alternative
The typical prescriptions of surgery and pharmaceuticals will not address many of the body’s responses to suffering trauma. Chiropractic care, however, causes the body to release healing hormones that address issues like inflammation naturally.
Inflammation and other effects from injury following a car accident can have a major impact on mobility. Coming under the care of a chiropractor leads to an increase in mobility throughout the spine and neck, which also means greater range of motion in other parts of the body as well.
Chiropractic Care Addresses Unseen Causes of Pain
Many people are unaware that scar tissue can build up internally following trauma and injury from even minor crashes. Scar tissue can cause pain, stiffness, and general discomfort. Often times these issues go undiagnosed and, therefore, traditional medicine is unable to address them. Chiropractic care works to break up the scar tissue and delivers relief to the patient.
Shorter recovery and a decrease of pain overall are well known benefits of chiropractic care for those experiencing lingering aches after a car accident. A chiropractic physician can also lessen the likelihood that injuries develop into chronic ailments for patients.
Chiropractic physicians are able to determine the best technique to treat each patient’s unique needs. For example, the flexion-distraction technique is a gentle procedure used to relieve pressure on spinal nerves that have sustained injury from a car accident. Even those who sustained an injury years earlier can find relief from chiropractic care today.
An experienced team like that of Dr. Keren Gomez can help those involved in a car accident find relief. Call Dr. Keren Gomez at 305-761-6528 or use the online appointment scheduler to book an evaluation today.