Why Chiropractic after an Accident?
Car Accident Chiropractic Care
There are nearly 10 million car accidents each year and more than 2 million people are injured in car accidents every year, and when someone gets rear-ended, they may experience neck and back pain. It’s common for people to develop chronic issues as a result of their "minor" accident. These problems are normally dealt with by a doctor because many people don’t think about visiting a chiropractor.
Documented studies done by Charles Carroll, M.D., Paul McAtee, M.D. and Lee Riley, M.D. revealed that: "The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants."
In other words, the damage to the passengers is not necessarily directly related to the damage to the vehicle. Thus, all auto accident injuries need to be immediately evaluated by a qualified specialist.
There are many reasons to seek chiropractic after and accident, here are a few:
Pain Relief. Soft-tissue injuries may take months to fully heal, but a chiropractor can often provide pain relief much quicker than that. Some car accident victims report up to an 80 percent reduction in discomfort after just a few weeks of chiropractic care.
Restored mobility. The soreness and stiffness from a motor vehicle injury can inhibit movement. Chiropractors work with patients to help get them moving again as quickly as possible so they can regain full range of motion before scar tissue develops. Chiropractic adjustments will mobilize your spine and allow it to begin the healing process faster than normal, which will feel amazing immediately and even better the next day.
Support long-term healing. The muscle weakness resulting from a car accident can leave patients vulnerable to re-injury. Chiropractic care often involves rehabilitative exercises that improve flexibility and strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine.
Visiting a doctor of chiropractic as soon as possible after an auto accident can boost a patient’s chances of making a fully recovery—without resorting to prescription drugs.
If you have been in a car accident it is important that you get care sooner than later give us a call today at 480-821-7773 and let us help you on your road to healing.