Signs You Got Whiplash from your Car Accident
May 05, 2019
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Car accidents can lead to serious and life-changing injuries. The wrong treatment approach may make the problem worse by masking the pain rather than addressing the root of the problem. While not appropriate for all types of injuries, there are a range of holistic, natural approaches to medicine that can help you heal from your injuries without the risks and side effects of pain medications and surgery.

Here’s how chiropractic treatment and complementary forms of treatment can help you get past your injuries and recover from chronic pain.

Natural & Holistic Treatments of Car Accident Injuries

Types of Car Accident Injuries We Treat

Chiropractic care and rehabilitation can be a safe and effective way to treat a variety of injuries related to a car accident. A personalized treatment plan that includes chiropractic care, physical therapy, therapeutic massage, and other holistic treatments can treat a variety of car accident injuries such as:

(Check out our Customized Care Plan page for more info on how we combine your medical history, physical exam, digital scans, and unique injuries to create a customized care plan designed especially for you.

Why You Should Seek Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic treatment offers a non-invasive, safe, and effective alternative to surgery and potentially addictive painkillers to help you recover from your injuries naturally. Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to treat the cause of your pain rather than masking your symptoms until they return.

This form of natural treatment combines chiropractic adjustment and personalized treatment plans to correct joint problems and spinal misalignments after a car accident in a way that helps your body heal the way it’s meant to without the downtime and risks of surgery.

Chiropractic care isn’t appropriate for all types of car accident injuries but it can be the best solution for issues like herniated discs, back pain, and whiplash.

Depending on the nature of your injuries, a chiropractic practice can be an excellent first step to begin recovering from a car accident or continue rehabilitation after your primary treatment.

Here’s why you should consider chiropractic care after being injured in an accident:

  • Treat hidden or invisible injuries. Many injuries from a car accident take time to show symptoms, especially soft tissue injuries like whiplash and micro-tears in the muscles and ligaments. These injuries may not show up on an x-ray but that doesn’t mean they aren’t real. Without treatment, the injuries can get worse and progress to chronic pain and other complications.
  • Non-invasive alternative to surgery. Back pain is often treated by performing surgical procedures but it can often be corrected or eased naturally with chiropractic care. A chiropractor uses non-invasive adjustments to the spine to promote healing and reduce pain.
  • Reduce inflammation. After an accident, soft tissue injuries may not be diagnosed through traditional diagnostics like x-rays. These injuries are responsible for the soreness you experience after a car accident. Spinal manipulation helps release anti-inflammatories to prompt your body to heal and reduce inflammation naturally.
  • No addictive medications or side effects. The traditional approach to treating pain uses prescription painkillers and muscle relaxants. While there is a place for these treatments, they can cause more problems as your body heals. Masking pain may make you think you’re better when you’re not, potentially worsening or aggravating your injuries. Painkillers can also be addictive and come with unpleasant side effects.
  • Restore range of motion. Inflammation and soft tissue injuries from a car accident can leave you with reduced range of motion in your back, neck, and arms. Chiropractic adjustment helps ease inflammation and restore the alignment of the spine to ensure blood and nutrients travel properly through your body. This can also help mobilize the spine and restore your normal range of motion.

Holistic Treatments for Car Accident Injuries

A customized and holistic treatment plan to help you recover from your car accident may include a range of treatment options.

Chiropractic treatment following a car accident uses gentle spinal manipulation to adjust your spinal column to the correct position. This can relieve nerve pain from compressed nerves and herniated discs. Spinal manipulation has been shown to provide proven pain relief, especially for back pain, and works as well or better than painkillers without the side effects or risk of dependency. It can also be combined with other forms traditional and alternative medicine.

Physical therapy is another important component of a holistic recovery from a car accident. Rehab can help you improve your flexibility and strength while reducing pain. Physical therapy helps support your recovery process and it can help prevent long-term problems like chronic pain. Therapeutic massage can be part of physical therapy to ease muscle strains, release trigger points, and enjoy relief from nerve compression and pain.

These natural treatments can be combined for the greatest effect. Research shows that a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program produces the best improvement after a motor vehicle accident in terms of pain, physical function, and emotional health.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Recovering from a car accident can take time. There’s no reason to delay your suffering or sacrifice your health on treatment options that aren’t working for you. Contact County Line Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment for a personalized treatment approach that gets at the root of your pain with a natural, holistic approach.

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