CRASH AND OUCH! 8 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SEE A CHIROPRACTOR AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

Doesn’t it feel great to stretch? After sitting too long or waking up from rest, stretching feels so good.

But what happens if you’re injured in an accident? Your mobility and range of motion get impaired. No more springing up from your chair or bending to pick up your laundry basket.

Don’t worry. There are effective ways to help ease you into your daily routine.

Consider getting a back adjustment from a chiropractor. Not only can they “crack your back into place,” but they can help you to regain an active lifestyle again after an accident.

Want to learn more reasons to see a chiropractor? Then continue reading.

​REASONS TO SEE A CHIROPRACTOR

Chiropractic uses hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments to align the spine and allow the body to heal.

Chiropractors perform techniques to the musculoskeletal structure as a form of pain relief without harmful drugs.

A chiropractor’s education and experience allow the development of an individual treatment plan for your needs. Making the visit worth its weight in gold. Yet this is only some of the benefits to a chiropractic alignment.

Below you will find eight valid reasons to visit a chiropractor after an accident.

1. PROTECTION AGAINST FURTHER INJURY

Treatments from a chiropractor, after an accident, enable you to prevent serious injuries. Chiropractic alignments help your body to mend itself.

By decreasing the inflammation, the potential for further injury subsides too. When inflammation restricts your movement, more pressure is used to complete typical tasks like bending, lifting, or walking. You don’t want to be carrying a box or bending to pick up your cat when your back goes out. The shock from the pain may cause you to fall downstairs or hit your head. Further endangering your well-being is never good, so meeting with a chiropractor to discuss your accident injuries is best for protecting your long-term health.

2. DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR INJURY

Documentation to prove something happened is key in our litigious world.

If you’re hurt during an accident, you could seek legal counsel from a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury attorneys know if a claim is worth pursuing.

Going to see a chiropractor helps to strengthen your claim. Receiving treatment for your injuries adds validity to your injury claim. Your chiropractor’s record of the injuries goes into a report. The report gets submitted to your lawyer and car insurance company, increasing your chances of a successful case.

3. MEDICATION FREE HEALING

Americans spend the most on pharmaceutical drugs than any other country. Boosting the average cost of medication to $1,200, according to Bloomberg.com. So if a person can heal their body through a drug-free, cost-effective method, it’s worth trying.

But the cost of medication isn’t the only reason for concern. Many people no longer want to pop a pill because of the risks involved. Drug addiction happens to people injured in accidents. The addiction isn’t intentional, but it does happen.​Chiropractic alignments offer treatment for pain or discomfort without the fear of getting hooked.

4. IMPROVE RANGE OF MOTION

​Inflammation decreases the blood circulation and nutrients reaching your organs. A chiropractic adjustment helps relieve inflammation by mobilizing the spine, thus restoring your body’s range of motion and speeding up the healing process.

5. REDUCE SCAR TISSUE

Injuries from an accident cause scar tissue. While the word “scar” invokes thoughts of permanency, this doesn’t have to be the case.

It’s true the presence of scar tissue indeed creates problems in the muscles. Resulting in a decreased quality of life by the appearance of stiffness or discomfort. The good news is, scar tissue may fade away with the right treatment. Through the use of chiropractic techniques, your muscles lose the scar tissue. They also begin to mend and regain their proper function.

​6. PREVENT CHRONIC PAIN

When injuries cause damage, the resulting pain impacts your enjoyment of daily activities. Strolling through the park or walking on a treadmill trigger feelings of frustration or anger. You long for the pain to go away and the ability to live your life.

Regular chiropractic adjustments offer relief from current pain but prevent chronic pain. Chronic pain develops over time to untreated injuries, so it’s important to receive an alignment soon after your accident occurs to treat the injuries before they worsen.

7. TREAT NON-VISIBLE INJURIES

One of the benefits of having a chiropractor is pain relief to invisible injuries. During an auto accident, your body gets shaken, tumbled, and sometimes thrown due to impact. Major or minor injuries are noticeable and treated right away.

Sometimes, however, internal bleeding and whiplash aren’t visible to the naked eye. This is why necessary medical care must be administered as soon as possible. Receiving treatment from a chiropractor for symptoms of neck and upper back pain lessens the discomfort after an accident. When some symptoms don’t appear until days or weeks after a collision, chiropractic consultation and treatment speeds up your body’s healing.

8. REFERRAL TO A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

Many chiropractors, including Dr. Shelly Seidenberg of Natural Health Practices have working relationships with personal injury lawyers who are would be willing to meet with you for a fee consultation after your accident. When you book an appointment with a chiropractor after an accident, consider asking about a referral to a personal injury lawyer.

If you call our office to schedule an appointment after an accident, we will be happy to refer you to a professional and experienced personal injury attorney in the area. Although there’s no guarantee that an attorney will be able to help you with your case, it doesn’t hurt to ask since consultations are usually at no charge to you.

START HEALING TODAY

Now that you understand the reasons to see a chiropractor, especially after an accident, it’s time to begin your journey to improved health! Embracing the benefits of chiropractic treatments will improve the quality of your life.

Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Natural Health Practices is Volusia County’s holistic health haven offering safe, natural, and effective solutions to many health problems. ​The team at Natural Health Practices believes in the body’s miraculous ability to heal without the use of drugs or surgeries.